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Death creates a tension within us. We know that it is inevitable, yet we also have a strong desire to prolong our lives. Dr. Ernest Becker, father of Terror Management Theory, says that we develop various phobias in order to cope with this tension. If you’re afraid of heights, it’s

CNA Staff, Aug 30, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- Bishop Robert Barron this week delivered a homily in support of St. Junipero Serra, an 18th century Franciscan missionary whose legacy has drawn renewed scrutiny in recent months from some who consider him a symbol of an oppressive colonial system.

Vatican City, Aug 17, 2020 / 08:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis invited participants in an annual Catholic festival Monday to join him “in witnessing to the experience of the beauty of God.” In a message on behalf of the pope for this year’s Meeting for Friendship among Peoples in

by Courtney Mares Rome, Italy, Aug 9, 2020 / 05:40 am MT (CNA).- As World War II raged around him in Poland, St. Maximilian Kolbe fought for souls using a printing press and another “weapon” – the Miraculous Medal. “Even though a person be the worst sort, if only he

by Anna Wilgenbusch Jackson, Miss., Jul 12, 2020 / 03:53 am MT (CNA).- This Sunday, a Catholic priest will embark on a 320-mile, 5-day bike ride to recruit young men and women for the Church. Father Nick Adam had to be creative when he was assigned to be the director

CNA Staff, Jul 8, 2020 / 07:00 pm MT (CNA).- A California bishop challenged Catholics online to “cut it out” and better represent their Christian faith through their social media engagement. On Tuesday, Bishop Robert Barron, an auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, issued a “pastoral cry of the heart” to

by Anna Wilgenbusch Minneapolis, Minn., Jul 6, 2020 / 03:01 pm MT (CNA).- Last week, 8 year old Rosie Sajevic was riding her bike a couple blocks from her house in Hibbing, Minnesota, when a FedEx truck hit her, severely damaging her legs. “I was riding my bike and I

by Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ Vatican City, Jun 30, 2020 / 08:40 pm MT (CNA).- Last Saturday, June 27, many churches witnessed the ordinations of dozens of priests and deacons, in ceremonies that were far from typical. Even while some parts of the world “reopen” after the first wave of

CINCINNATI, JUNE 30, 2020 – Summer is back. The heat. The humidity. The health danger it poses to those who don’t have access to air conditioning. That’s why St. Vincent de Paul is once again offering free fans and air conditioners to our neighbors in need. This is the 19th

CNA Staff, Jun 26, 2020 / 07:30 am MT (CNA).- A record number of Catholics formally left the Church in Germany in 2019, according to official figures released Friday. The statistics issued June 26 showed that 272,771 people exited the Catholic Church last year, a significant increase on the 2018