John Paul II

US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson has Parkinson's disease

CHICAGO: American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson announced Friday that he has the degenerative neurological disease Parkinson's.<p>The 76-year-old …

Black History

What it takes to become a saint

What does it take to become a saint?<p>Anyone can make it to sainthood, but the road isn’t easy. The journey involves an exhaustive process that can take decades or even centuries.<p>The Catholic Church has thousands of saints, from the Apostles to St. Teresa of Calcutta, often known as Mother …

News (U.S.)

How stay-at-home mothers are saving the world

You may not attract attention like Wonder Woman, but your influence is just as powerful.<p>When it comes to stereotypes of men and women’s roles, a lot …

Marie Curie

What does the Church really teach about nuclear war?

Vatican City, Nov 17, 2017 / 07:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Vatican conference discussing “A World Free From Nuclear Weapons,” held Nov. 10-11, is the …

Christianity

Polish Woman Says She Was Dragged Out Of Church After Unfurling Anti-Racism Banner

Her banner read, "Racism is a sin."<p>A Polish woman says she was booted out of a Catholic church service in Warsaw while protesting against racism and far-right nationalist groups.<p>Gabriela Lazarek disrupted a Mass at St. Barbara’s Church in Warsaw on Nov. 11, the Catholic Herald reports, unfurling a …

Racism

Are you instilling these 7 important virtues in your child?

These attitudes are universally important and crucial for healthy growth.<p><i>“Teaching is more than a profession; it is a mission that consists in</i> …

Parenting

Yes, we can halt the rise of the international far right

The ugly nationalist march in Poland is part of an alarming global trend. It is for all of us – not just politicians – to resist it<p>Every journalism school should show its students the video clip of the moment on Saturday when a chirpy Polish state television reporter asked a man decked out in red …

Opinion

Southeastern Pa. Football Leaders

North Penn's Kelly McNamara kicked eight field goals and 59 extra points in 12 games this season.

Philadelphia

Isidore Newman School Sweeps Louisiana 4A State Titles

Photo Courtesy: Swimming World<p><i>Agon is the proud sponsor of all high school coverage (recruiting, results, state championships, etc.) on</i> …

Olympics

Extreme nationalism was not John Paul II’s vision for Poland, historian says

Warsaw, Poland, Nov 16, 2017 / 11:06 am (CNA).- St. John Paul II’s teachings propose a different, better vision for Poland than that of a massive …

Catholicism

Solanus Casey: The humble “doorkeeper” priest who will fill a football stadium on Saturday

This will be the largest Catholic event to take place in Detroit since St. John Paul II visited there in 1987.<p>On November 18, 2017, a great event …

Christianity

This Week’s Supreme x Independent Collab Is a Throwback to Their Skateboarding Roots

<i>The Supreme Weekly is a regular column examining and breaking down the influences behind the brand’s weekly drops, courtesy of our resident Supreme</i> …

Fashion

A jack-of-all-trades and a personal hero of John Paul II’s

St. Raphael Kalinowski could have been most anything, but the only thing he wanted was to rest in God.<p>St. Raphael Kalinowski could have been …

Christianity

When Carl Sagan Warned the World About Nuclear Winter

Before the official report came out, the popular scientist took to the presses to paint a dire picture of what nuclear war might look like<p>Comment on …

Scientific Research

Tyrant Robert Mugabe in custody after decades in power as army carries out coup in Zimbabwe

Ruthless tyrant Robert Mugabe and his wife were today said to be in military custody as army chiefs sought to seize control of Zimbabwe's capital …

Africa

US bishops, as a group, still resist Pope Francis' pastoral impulse

A bishop votes during elections Nov. 14 at the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. (CNS/Bob</b> …

Christianity

9 iconic aircraft disappearing from the skies – including the 747 'jumbo jet'

With two of the biggest airlines on the planet retiring their last 747s in recent weeks, we highlight some of the most important aircraft facing …

Aviation

How The Met Gala's Fashion And Catholicism Theme Could Be Risky

Critics think the Costume Institute's upcoming “Heavenly Bodies” theme could be its most controversial yet. Here’s why.<p>Last week, The Metropolitan Museum of Art confirmed the theme for 2018′s blockbuster Costume Institute exhibit (and preceding Met Gala): “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic …

Fashion

Results from Thursday's HS Basketball games updated state volleyball schedule

<b>BASKETBALL</b><p><b>BOYS</b><p><b>THURSDAY'S RESULTS</b><p><b>NON-DISTRICT</b><p><b>JOHN PAUL II 65, WINGS HOMESCHOOL 38</b><p>WINGS — Brett Eisenbauch 25<p>John Paul II — Dylan Castaneda 4, Caleb …

College Basketball

A quick glance at Friday's area high school football playoff games

<b>CLASS 4A DIVISION I</b><p><b>KINGSVILLE VS. LA VERNIA</b><p><b>When:</b> 7:30 p.m.<p><b>Where:</b> Ray Akins Wildcat Stadium, Portland<p><b>Records:</b> Kingsville 6-4, La Vernia 5-5<p><b>Last week:</b> …

College Football

Report: US bishops choose delegates for 2018 Synod

Baltimore, Md., Nov 15, 2017 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- Meeting in Baltimore for their annual fall assembly, the U.S. bishops have selected their choices for …

Christianity

10 Things to do in Cologne (Köln) Germany - The Bucket List Project

Located along the Rhine River, Cologne (also known as Köln) is a city filled with history, culture, and plenty to do for any traveler. This is partly …

Europe

Pope auctions Lamborghini to rebuild Christian Iraq

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis got the keys to a fancy new Lamborghini on Wednesday — but he won't be tooling around the Vatican gardens in it.<p>Instead, the special edition Huracan will be auctioned off by Sotheby's, with the proceeds going to charities including one aimed at helping rebuild …

Trucks

Why Naumann's big win isn't necessarily all about Pope Francis

Yesterday’s big Catholic news in the States was the election of Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, over Cardinal Blase Cupich of …

Christianity

Washington, D.C.’s most iconic buildings, mapped  - Curbed DC

It’s nearly impossible to narrow down Washington, D.C.’s most iconic buildings to only 10 or 15, but Curbed DC has done just that. Rather than map the White House or the Washington Monument, Curbed DC has focused on well-known, but not super obvious options, such as Michael Grave’s St. Coletta of …

Museums

Pope John Paul student writer counts school's blessings | NOLA.com

<b>BY CLAIRE WORCHEL</b><p><b>Pope John Paul II columnist</b><p>As we enter the Thanksgiving season, I reflect on what is so much to be thankful. <br>After family and …

New Orleans

Opinion: PiS popular in Poland, isolated abroad, integral to Europe

The nationalist-conservative Law and Justice government has earned mixed results in its two-year rule, says DW's Bartosz Dudek. But despite …

World News

Lamborghini Huracan Given to the Pope Will be Auctioned for Charity

This Huracan RWD Coupe will be auctioned next May, so His Holiness has time to do some donuts in Vatican City beforehand.<p>His Holiness Pope Francis seems to be a bit of a car enthusiast. His regular ride—when he's not being driven around in the Popemobile—is a 1984 Renault 4, and now, he has …

Vatican

20 Extraordinary Facts About Reader’s Digest Canada

Photo: Courtesy of Reader’s Digest Canada<p>1921: The Reader’s Digest Origin Story<p>When DeWitt Wallace first proposed a magazine containing condensed, …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Opening the Doors of Tenderness: The Lessons of Solanus and André | Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation

Two simple, holy doorkeepers<p>This Saturday, along with Fr. Richard Fragomeni, I will have the privilege of being commentator for the Beatification …

Christianity