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What were the most popular topics during 2016?

Throughout 2016, we saw many different types of stories make its way to the Catholic Online homepage. Our writers covered everything from the presidential election to Pope Francis' powerful moments. Now that the year has ended, we'd like to present you with the top 10 most read articles from 2016.


Catholic Online (
1/4/2017 (3 years ago)

Published in Marriage & Family

Keywords: News, Top 10, Top news, Catholic news, 2016, New year

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#10  President Elect Trump: The new administration offers new hope for life

President Elect Trump

Let us pray for our nation and for our new commander in chief, President Donald Trump, that during his period of leadership he will work to restore some of what has been lost in America due to the blatant and direct hostility shown by the previous administration, associated politicians, and the Clinton network toward human life, unborn children in the womb, the right to religious freedom, and the Catholic Church herself.


#9  5 faith-based movies coming in 2016 that are worth your time and money

faith-based movies

Faith-based films with an overt Christian message have been making inroads in the nation's box offices. The film industry is responding to audiences who want Christian themes in their entertainment, and even more films that are Christian came to theaters in 2016.


#8  Is Hillary Clinton DYING? Leak exposes medical secret

Hillary Clinton sick

Hillary Clinton is sick. According to a plethora of evidence, she may have a neurological condition. This condition includes dementia. Dementia can significantly shorten a person's life.


#7  UPDATED: ISIS brutally crucifies Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil on Good Friday

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil

Catholic Online received word out of the U.A.E. that officials in the region are still working to secure Fr. Tom's release. This means the prayers are working! Please continue to pray for all affected by this terrible human tragedy. We ask for peace in this time of crisis.


#6  Championship Brazilian soccer team perishes in overnight plane crash

Championship Brazilian soccer team plane crash

Brazil and Colombia were in mourning following the crash of a small airliner carrying 81 people. The plane collided with a mountain near Medellin, Columbia. Among the deceased is nearly the entire soccer team, Chapecoense, on its way to play a much anticipated, high-ranked match.


#5  7 powerful morning prayers you need to get your day started with God

morning prayers

Praying to God is the perfect way to find the needed encouragement, peace and strength for the day's tasks.


#4  Catholic priest savagely beheaded by ISIS terrorists DURING MASS in France!

Fr. Jacques Hamel

Islamic terrorists in France attacked a Catholic church, murdering a priest. They also took nuns and parishoners hostage. The terrorists were eventually killed by police. Another hostage was gravely injured by the terrorists.


#3  All Saints' Day, Halloween and All Souls' Day: What's the difference?

All Saints' Day, Halloween and All Souls'

Everyone knows how to celebrate Halloween -with costumes, candy and horror movies, right? Well, that isn't wrong but it isn't the entire story either. What about All Saints' Day or All Souls' Day?


#2  It's time to stop patronizing the president and people of the Philippines

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte had a response for the European Union who told him how to run his country. The European Union has expressed concern over extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.


#1  True story behind 'Miracles From Heaven'

Miracles from Heaven

Annabel Beam was only 9-years-old when she fell down a hollowed-out tree and landed on her skull. Despite other horror stories in which spines were snapped and skulls were broken, Annabel emerged with a few scratches and a miracle: She was cured of a lifelong illness.



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