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Pope Francis is Coming to Philly!

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Pope Francis said he would attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September, making it the first confirmed stop on what is expected to be a more extensive papal visit to North America.

The pope made the announcement Nov. 17 in a speech opening an interreligious conference on traditional marriage.

“I would like to confirm that, God willing, in September 2015 I will go to Philadelphia for the eighth World Meeting of Families,” the pope said. Continue reading


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Video of Dancing Sensation Seminarians Goes Viral

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Which do you like better, tap dance or Irish dance? This video of American seminarians dueling it out on the dance floor, as a fundraiser for the North American College seminary in Rome, has gone viral on the internet and Facebook. We had to share, too! Continue reading


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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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