The Catholic origins of McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish

With sales reaching around 300 million per year, the Filet-O-Fish is one of McDonald’s most popular sandwiches. But what many customers may not realize is that the sandwich was created by Catholics and for Catholics nearly 50 years ago. In 1962, a man named Lou Groen had opened the first McDonald’s franchise in Cincinnati, Ohio. […]

The epic icy Mass of Michigan Tech

It seems to be becoming a tradition – students at St. Albert the Great University Parish at Michigan Tech University have once again built a chapel of snow and ice, and were able to have Mass celebrated for them there.  Construction included beams and plywood to support and mold the ice and snow:   The most impressive […]

Poll: What is your favorite title for St. Joseph?

On Monday, we celebrated the feast day for St. Joseph, the husband of Mary. However, the Catholic Church has many titles for St. Joseph. What is your favorite title for St. Joseph? On Monday we celebrated the feast day for St. Joseph, the husband of Mary. However, the Catholic Church has many o… in Catholic […]

You don’t really know St. Patrick

St. Patrick, patron saint of Nigeria (who wasn’t Irish and wasn’t the first Christian missionary to Ireland and didn’t drive the snakes out), pray for us. Wait, what? Popular devotion to St. Patrick might have one believing that he was an Irish pied piper who led the snakes out of the land of Guinness. But there’s a […]

Poll: Would you have been able to handle Lent a hundred years ago?

The basic requirements for the Lenten sacrifice used to be a lot more difficult. Guidelines from a 1906 article showed that meat was allowed once a day during the only meal of the day. This was required everyday beside Sunday. In your opinion, would you have been able to handle Lent a hundred years ago? […]

Watch: Why these missionaries are building cookstoves in Peru

On a recent mission trip to the village of Llupa, Peru, twelve missionaries with the Catholic group Creatio helped build cleaner cookstoves for the people of the village. Here’s why: “We went into the old houses and you could see from the old cookstoves smoke and soot all over the walls from the smoke coming […]

Watch: Soldiers restore Virgin Mary statue smashed by ISIS

After five months of fighting, the Battle for Mosul rages on. Iraqi forces are pushing further west into the city and recovering more territory once occupied by the so-called Islamic State. Last week, advocacy group This is Christian Iraq posted a video to their Facebook page of Iraqi soldiers from the Babylonian Brigade restoring and […]

Lent used to be a lot harder than it is now

If you found yourself complaining of a rumbly stomach on Ash Wednesday, or whining about the McDonald’s fish sandwich in your lunch on Friday, you may want to think of the Catholics of the past and be silent. Fasting used to be a much more strenuous affair, with Catholics not being able to eat anything until […]

Five nuns to follow for International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, which is also the first day of National Catholic Sisters Week, a chance to honor and share the good work that Catholic religious sisters are doing throughout the United States. To celebrate this day, why not follow some of the best nuns out there on social media? Here are a few […]

Poll: What are you doing to help the environment?

The Vatican has recently stated in a conference on biodiversity that we should be mindful of wasteful habits. If you are exercising habits to help recycle and attend to the environment, what are you doing?   The Vatican has recently stated in a conference on biodiversity that we should be mindful of wasteful habits. If […]

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