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5 of the best non-traditional ways to celebrate Valentine's Day

5 of the best non-traditional ways to celebrate Valentine's Day Watch

Marriage & Family

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Are you tired of buying roses and chocolate every year? Are images of Cupid and his heart-shaped arrow starting to feel a little cheesy? Try these ...

Saint Valentine and why we offer roses

Saint Valentine and why we offer roses Watch

Marriage & Family

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Roses are red, violets are blue, I have no idea why we give roses on Valentine's Day - how about you? 

Is Valentine's Day...? (Take the quick survey!)

Is Valentine's Day...? (Take the quick survey!)

Marriage & Family

How do you celebrate Valentine's Day? Catholic Online would like to invite you to take our short Valentine's survey. Sharing your opinion will help ...

Worldwide Christian persecution among four vital issues behind Pope and Russian patriarch's visit

Worldwide Christian persecution among four vital issues behind Pope and Russian patriarch's visit Watch

Living Faith

By Andrea Gagliarducci, CNA/EWTN News

The first, historic meeting between a Pope and a Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church does not come from nowhere. Both the Russian Orthodox ...

Can we set aside our differences?: Catholics and Russian Orthodox Patriarch unite for the first time in 1,000 years

Can we set aside our differences?: Catholics and Russian Orthodox Patriarch unite for the first time in 1,000 years Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The Vatican recently announced the historic meeting between Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill.

'Did you know how much we love you?': Mother reads heartbreaking letter for 4-year-old daughter who died of cancer

'Did you know how much we love you?': Mother reads heartbreaking letter for 4-year-old daughter who died of cancer Watch

Marriage & Family

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Lindsay Rhoades hoped to raise awareness of pediatric cancer by releasing a video in which she reads a letter to her little girl, who succumbed to ...

Oldest copy of Old Testament recognized as world treasure

Oldest copy of Old Testament recognized as world treasure Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The oldest surviving copy of the Old Testament was officially recognized as a world treasure by the United Nations Educations, Scientific and ...

More than a thousand 'super confessors' released by Pope Francis to tackle 'reserved sins'

More than a thousand 'super confessors' released by Pope Francis to tackle 'reserved sins' Watch

Living Faith

Those who commit "reserved sins," transgressions that are deemed especially egregious by the Catholic Church, will have another chance this ...

'What could happen if every church would rise up in prayer': Christians join before U.S. Supreme Court to call for prayer

'What could happen if every church would rise up in prayer': Christians join before U.S. Supreme Court to call for prayer Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Christians stand together outside the U.S. Supreme Court to call other believers to pray the pro-life law passes.

If 'Jubilee doesn't arrive to the pockets, it's not a true Jubilee,' Pope Francis says

If 'Jubilee doesn't arrive to the pockets, it's not a true Jubilee,' Pope Francis says Watch

Living Faith

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

For Pope Francis, mercy is not just spiritual, but is something that ought to be expressed in concrete acts of service and in sharing one's goods ...

'You can't have Jesus': NASA accused of censoring use of Christ's name

'You can't have Jesus': NASA accused of censoring use of Christ's name Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Members of the Praise and Worship Club, composed of NASA employees, were shocked to receive a notice from NASA ordering they cease to include Jesus' ...

10 important things to consider during Lent

10 important things to consider during Lent Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Every year we give something up for Lent. Sometimes picking what to give up is hard and other times we consider doing something extra to really ...

Santa Muerte gains popularity throughout Mexico - Will Pope Francis react during his visit?

Santa Muerte gains popularity throughout Mexico - Will Pope Francis react during his visit? Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Despite the Catholic Church openly saying Santa Muerte is not recognized as a saint, the death saint continues to spread in popularity among Mexican ...

Bible-themed luxury resort to be built in San Diego?

Bible-themed luxury resort to be built in San Diego? Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Televangelist Morris Cerullo has been attempting to build a Bible-themed luxury resort for the past few years - and now there is only one more hurdle ...

What the Catholic Church should do about this new serious problem among the young

What the Catholic Church should do about this new serious problem among the young Watch

Living Faith

By Joan Frawley Desmond, National Catholic Register

When recent headlines marked a spike in drug overdoses for white, middle-class Americans, the news saddened but did not surprise Deacon Timothy ...

Pope Francis gives priests advice on being good confessors

Pope Francis gives priests advice on being good confessors Watch

Living Faith

By CNA/EWTN News

Priests who are good confessors must recognize their own sins in order to forgive and comfort penitents, Pope Francis said one day before the ...

POPE FRANCIS GENERAL AUDIENCE: Ash Wednesday (FULL TEXT: English)

POPE FRANCIS GENERAL AUDIENCE: Ash Wednesday (FULL TEXT: English) Watch

Living Faith

By Pope Francis, Libreria Editrice Vaticana

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning and good path of Lent!It is beautiful and also significant to have this hearing at this Ash Wednesday. We ...

Pope Francis' message for Lent (FULL TEXT: ENGLISH)

Pope Francis' message for Lent (FULL TEXT: ENGLISH) Watch

Living Faith

By Pope Franics, Vatican Radio

"I desire mercy, and not sacrifice" (Mt 9:13).The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee

MAKE YOURSELF COUNT! Complete this quick Ash Wednesday survey

MAKE YOURSELF COUNT! Complete this quick Ash Wednesday survey

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Catholic Online is conducting a global survey on Ash Wednesday practices. Each reader is asked to participate once. The survey will take less than a ...

'There is nowhere else for us to go': Nuns who feed homeless face eviction after rent nearly doubles

'There is nowhere else for us to go': Nuns who feed homeless face eviction after rent nearly doubles Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The cost of living in San Francisco has skyrocketed to the point that and new reports indicate Bay Area housing has reached such heights that the ...

The 'Martyred Country': Pope Francis' powerful words on Syria

The 'Martyred Country': Pope Francis' powerful words on Syria Watch

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By Ann Schneible, CNA/EWTN News

The plight of Syrian civilians involved in the nation's ongoing conflict was at the heart of Pope Francis' appeal to the international community ...

Premature baby declared dead wakes minutes before being cremated

Premature baby declared dead wakes minutes before being cremated Watch

Marriage & Family

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

An An was a premature child born in Jinhua, China on January 8. Sadly, the boy was declared dead less than one month later. He was kept in the ...

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS: February 7, 2016 (FULL TEXT: ENGLISH)

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS: February 7, 2016 (FULL TEXT: ENGLISH) Watch

Living Faith

By Pope Francis

Dear brothers and sisters, Goodmorning!The Gospel of this Sunday says - in the drafting of St. Luke - the call of the first disciples of Jesus ( Lk ...

Is this where the Annunciation took place? Ancient artwork sheds light an old mystery about the Virgin Mary

Is this where the Annunciation took place? Ancient artwork sheds light an old mystery about the Virgin Mary Watch

Living Faith

One of the oldest depictions of the Virgin Mary is casting new light on the Annunciation. A new look at an ancient depiction in the Yale University ...

'What We Did When Mummy Got Cancer': Mother's heartbreaking discovery and the emotional way she told her children

'What We Did When Mummy Got Cancer': Mother's heartbreaking discovery and the emotional way she told her children Watch

Marriage & Family

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

When Katherine Simpson-Jacobs realized she had breast cancer, she had no idea how to tell her daughters. After several weeks of worry, she realized ...

Pope Francis will travel to Mexico as a messenger for peace

Pope Francis will travel to Mexico as a messenger for peace Watch

Living Faith

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

Pope Francis will leave for Mexico in just over a week. In a new interview with a Mexican news agency, he told citizens of the crime-ridden ...

How do presidents pray? The beginning of a beautiful tradition

How do presidents pray? The beginning of a beautiful tradition Watch

Living Faith

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

This morning marks the 64th annual National Prayer Breakfast and President Obama's last time attending the remarkable tradition while in office. 

Sparks fly over Pope Francis' interview with Asia Times

Sparks fly over Pope Francis' interview with Asia Times Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Pope Francis' exclusive interview on Tuesday afternoon has been met with harsh criticism. Though the pontiff spoke highly of the country, he steered ...