Jesus painting survives church fire unscathed – CNA Blog

Screenshot. Religious articles seem to have an uncanny knack for surviving natural disasters. While an “inferno” burnt down an 1800’s-era Baptist church in Wakefield, Mass., one thing survived basically unscathed – a large painting of Jesus Christ. “I’m personally taking it as a sign and a reminder that the Jesus, the Christ that we serve is still alive and even though our church building is gone our church is here… Read More »Jesus painting survives church fire unscathed – CNA Blog

3 Nun things for Vocation Awareness week – CNA Blog

So, it’s the 42nd annual Vocations Awareness Week in the United States, and you’re looking for the perfect ways to promote vocations to the consecrated life, right? Well look no further. Here are three things that will help you promote vocations (for women) to religious life. 1. “For Love Alone” – a film about women religious The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, a collaborative groups of women religious,… Read More »3 Nun things for Vocation Awareness week – CNA Blog

Catholic Myth-busters: Immaculate Conception edition – CNA Blog

On Dec. 8, the Church celebrates the feast of the Immaculate Conception (it’s a Holy Day of Obligation, so make sure you get to Mass)! There are three common misconceptions about this feast day in particular that we’d like to bust wide open. Myth #1: This is about Jesus’ conception Nope. The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception celebrates Mary’s Immaculate Conception – the fact that from her conception in the… Read More »Catholic Myth-busters: Immaculate Conception edition – CNA Blog

The giant Venezuelan rodent that tastes like fish, and other obscure Lenten delicacies. – CNA Blog

When it comes to fasting, we Catholics don’t have much to complain about. We fast, but we can still have a normal meal and two smaller meals. We can’t eat meat on Fridays, but we can eat fish. And so we fry it. And throw a party with all our friends. And drink beer. The Church has also been pretty accommodating in the realm of deciding what is fish and not-fish for… Read More »The giant Venezuelan rodent that tastes like fish, and other obscure Lenten delicacies. – CNA Blog

Sharing the Word for November 30, 2019

November 30, 2019 Daily Reading from the USCCB: Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11 https://www.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/SW_113011_II.mp3   Today is the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle. Today’s psalm verses deal with the excellence and the beauty of God’s law–with the directions that the Lord provides for those who dedicate themselves to Him. The law of the Lord refreshes the soul and gives wisdom to those willing to accept it. It brings joy… Read More »Sharing the Word for November 30, 2019

Three hidden Marian images to find in Rome – CNA Blog

By Hannah Brockhaus Rome has an abundance of beautiful churches, interesting relics, and sacred art. To wander the streets of the city’s historic center is to stumble upon something amazing. But some of Rome’s treasures are just a little more hidden. Here are three less-known Marian images which can be found in Rome… if one knows where to look. Mater Admirabilis: Spanish Steps Mater Admirabilis. Public Domain. Rome’s marvelous Spanish… Read More »Three hidden Marian images to find in Rome – CNA Blog