History Matters: The Fall of Constantinople: May 29, 1453

History Matters: The Fall of Constantinople: May 29, 1453

You and I grew up learning that Istanbul as the capital of Turkey. We don’t give it a second thought. But Istanbul used to be called Constantinople, once a fortress of Christianity thanks to the remarkable and radical faith conversion of the Emperor Constantine the Great. Famed for its massive and complex defenses, including a…
Vocations: 7 priests ordained in 7 years: What’s the ‘secret sauce’ at this Ohio parish?

Vocations: 7 priests ordained in 7 years: What’s the ‘secret sauce’ at this Ohio parish?

CNA—Starting in 2013, and every year since for the past seven years, one young man from the parish of St. Mary’s in Hudson, Ohio, has been ordained a priest of Jesus Christ for the Catholic Church. It’s a rarity in the Catholic Church in the United States to have that many priests coming from one…
French Senate stipulates that Notre-Dame be rebuilt as it was

French Senate stipulates that Notre-Dame be rebuilt as it was

Paris, France, May 28, 2019, CNA—The French Senate on Monday passed a bill on the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris, the city’s cathedral, adding a clause that it must be rebuilt as it was before last month’s fire which destroyed its roof and spire. The Senate approved the bill May 27, mandating that the rebuilding…
Science & Nutrition: Amazing Epigenetics can literally change your health trajectory and more

Science & Nutrition: Amazing Epigenetics can literally change your health trajectory and more

In 2008, the National Institutes of Health announced that $190 million had been earmarked for epigenetics research over the following five years. In announcing the funding, government officials noted that epigenetics has the potential to explain mechanisms of aging, human development, the origins of cancer, heart disease, and mental illness, as well as several other…
Humility should be cornerstone of professional journalism, pope tells journalists

Humility should be cornerstone of professional journalism, pope tells journalists

Vatican City, May 18, 2019 / 07:08 am (CNA)– Pope Francis told journalists Saturday that their profession has a great responsibility, the foundation of which should be humility. “Humility is an essential virtue for spiritual life; but I would say that it can also be a fundamental element of your profession,” the pope said May…