What did the Early Church say about tattoos?

By: Addie Mena Our recent piece on ancient pilgrimage tattoos in Jerusalem generated a lot of comment, from both the pro- and anti-tattoo camps. In the office discussion that ensued, we became interested in what the Church historically has had to say about the practice of tattooing. There’s no biblical or official proscription banning Catholics […]

Poll: How are you helping immigrants?

Many bishops have encouraged Catholics to encounter and aid migrant groups coming into their country. We want to know what you are doing to help our immigrant brothers and sisters. How are you helping immigrants? Many bishops have encouraged Catholics to encounter and aid migrant groups coming into their country. We want to k… in […]

The sign at Pope Francis’ door: ‘No Whining’

Pope Francis doesn’t like whiners. In case this was unclear from his straightforward homilies imploring Christians not to be grumpy, the sign on his apartment door confirms it. The “No complaining” sign at Pope Francis’ door  https://t.co/Bsyd2nJA5L — La Stampa (@LaStampa) July 14, 2017 Literally, it translates: “It is forbidden to complain,” according to Italian source La […]

Poll: Would you ever get a tattoo that has religious significance to you?

Following our story about Coptic Christians with a 700-year tradition of providing religious tattoos, we are interested what our readers think. Would you ever get (or do you have) a religious tattoo? Following our story about Coptic Christians with a 700-year tradition of providing religious tattoos, we are inter… in Catholic News Agency Polls on LockerDome

Poll: Do you agree with the “Benedict option?”

Following the book The Benedict Option, titled after a term used to describe small Catholic families isolated from the culture in order to sustain the Catholic life, Catholics have discussed if fleeing culture would be better than encountering it. We want to know what you think about the “Benedict option.” Do you agree with the […]

St. Teresa of Avila’s demonic experience that proved the power of Holy Water

By: ChurchPOP St. Teresa of Avila is one of the greatest saints in the history of the Church. A 16th century nun, mystic, and Doctor of the Church, you may have seen her famous quote about the power of holy water before: “From long experience I have learned that there is nothing like holy water […]

Poll: What is the best way for you to give witness to the Gospel?

Christians aim to live the faith not only vocally, but also through charitable deeds and virtues. There are many different ways to live the faith but we want to hear how our readers are spreading the Gospel. What is the best way for you to give witness to the Gospel? Christians aim to live the […]

13 warnings from Pope Francis on man’s oldest foe, the Devil

By ChurchPOP So the greatest trick of the Devil is convincing people he doesn’t exist? Pope Francis is not impressed. Starting with his very first homily as the bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has regularly reminded believers that the Devil is real, that we must be on guard, and that our only hope against him […]

Poll: Do you think religious liberty is valued enough in the United States today?

June 21 kicks off the U.S. bishops’ annual Fortnight for Freedom. The two-week time period each year is set aside to remember the importance of religious freedom. Do you think religious liberty is valued enough in the United States today? June 21 kicks off the U.S. bishops’ annual Fortnight for Freedom. The two-week time period […]

Things Mother Teresa Didn’t Say: There’s a website for that

As far as vastly-misquoted leading historical figures go, Mother Teresa ranks right up there with the likes of Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln. The internet is ripe with sickly-sweet memes and quotes supposedly from the beloved saint. As it turns out, many of them are actually the words of other people, while others are an attempt […]

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