Category Archives: Catholic News

UPDATED: 9 New Catholic Gifts with the Nun (ن) Symbol

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In the writings of the early Church Fathers we find that the first Christians, before they received the name “Christians,” were commonly called “Nazarenes” by their Jewish neighbors because they were followers of Jesus of Nazareth (Acts 24:5).

The Arabic letter Nun (ن) is the first letter of the word Nasara (Nazarenes), a derogatory term that Muslims have still used for centuries to refer to Christians. Continue reading


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Pope Francis’ Top 10 Secrets to Happiness

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Slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace are part of Pope Francis’ secret recipe for happiness.

In an interview published in part in the Argentine weekly “Viva” July 27, the pope listed his Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to one’s life: Continue reading


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Official Prayers + Apps for Our New Saint Popes!

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In light of the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII this weekend, the Vatican has announced an official prayer to each of these two new saints.

The beautiful, simple prayers were released in Italian, but the Catholic News Service provided the following translations: Continue reading


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The Catholic Company Interviews Al Kresta, Gary Zimak, Fr. Roderick & James Coffey

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There’s been much flurry and excitement in the Catholic world since the short span of time from February 11 when Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI announced is resignation from the Chair of St. Peter and when Pope Francis was selected by the College of Cardinals on March 13. Posted below are our interviews with 4 popular names involved with Catholic media: Gary Zimak, host of Following the Truth on BlogTalkRadio, Al Kresta, President and CEO of Ave Maria Radio, Fr. Roderick, broadcaster & writer at SQPN.com. We’ve also included an interview with James V. Coffey, Vice President of the Papal Foundation. Continue reading


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Fr. Kapaun, Korean War Army Chaplain, Receives Medal of Honor

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Yesterday President Obama posthumously awarded Fr. Kapaun a medal of honor for his service, valor, and self-sacrifice as an Army chaplain during the Korean War. As reported on the White House blog yesterday, here is the transcript of the President’s words before he awarded the medal to Ray Kapaun, Fr. Kapaun’s nephew at the White House yesterday. Continue reading


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Matthew Bunson’s New Book on Pope Francis & Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

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Matthew Bunson is one of America’s leading authorities on the papacy and the Church. He has a new book out now on Pope Francis, a biography that takes you into the heart of Jorge Mario Bergoglio from his early days as a “street priest” to his election as Cardinal, and finally his appointment as Supreme Pontiff. We also interviewed him for his thoughts about the resignation of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, which you can listen to here. Continue reading


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The Catholic Company Interviews Dr. Matthew Bunson, Leading Authority on the Papacy & the Church

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Dr. Matthew Bunson sits down with us at The Catholic Company to share his thoughts and insights on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, its impact on the history of the Church, and other personal reflections. Dr. Matthew Bunson is one of the United States’ leading authorities on the papacy and the Church. Continue reading


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Pope Francis, the Die-hard Soccer Fan!

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This week, Buenos Aires’ football club was thrust back into the international spotlight when its most noteworthy supporter received a major promotion. On March 13, 2013, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was selected by the College of Cardinals to be the next Pope. He is the first South American to lead the church, the first non-European pope in over 1200 years, and a die-hard football fan. Continue reading


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The Catholic Company Needs Your Help! Now Hiring for Seasonal Positions

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Now Hiring! The Catholic Company is the leading Catholic catalog and online book and gift store. Our mission statement is “To provide world-class products and services that honor God and our community.” We are faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and strive to promote only those materials whose contents will bring greater glory to God, the exaltation of His Church, and the salvation of souls. Continue reading


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4 Catholic Women Authors Reflect on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

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When the resignation of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was announced, we gathered together some of the top Catholic authoris, speakers, and personalities to share their thoughts on the historical nature of this resignation as well as personal reflections about Benedict XVI. Here we feature our interviews with prominent female authors: Kimberly Hahn, Donna Marie Cooper O’Boyle, and Amy Welborn. Continue reading


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