Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest

Catholic Citizenship

Essay Contest

Open to all Catholic students currently in

Grades 8 through 12

 

Must submit Essay and signed entry form by no later than October 23rd.

Guidelines

Entry Form

In Michigan, 'rogue decision' blocks longtime state abortion law - Tue, 17 May 2022 18:00:00 -0600 - Shutterstock Denver Newsroom, May 17, 2022 / 18:00 pm (CNA). Michigan’s longstanding law against abortion cannot be enforced if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, a state judge sai ...

Philly archbishop condemns 'mortal sin of racism' after Buffalo shooting - Tue, 17 May 2022 15:39:00 -0600 - Mourners light candles at a makeshift memorial outside of Tops market on May 16, 2022 in Buffalo, New York. A gunman opened fire at the store yesterday killing ten people and wounding another th ...

NJ bishops express 'outrage' over plan to mandate insurance coverage for abortion - Tue, 17 May 2022 14:55:00 -0600 - Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey. / JStone/Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 17, 2022 / 14:55 pm (CNA). New Jersey’s Catholic bishops on Thursday expressed their disappointment with a ...

New pro-life movie streaming in theaters this week - Mon, 16 May 2022 17:18:00 -0600 - Ultrasound image. / Courtesy of Matter of Life Boston, Mass., May 16, 2022 / 17:18 pm (CNA). A new pro-life movie that explores the case for life and the repercussions of abortion is airing May ...

Read Carl Anderson's commencement address at Thomas Aquinas College - Mon, 16 May 2022 13:25:00 -0600 - Carl Anderson, former Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome, March 17, 2022. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. Los Angeles, Calif., May 16 ...

Cardinal Stafford urges a rediscovery of the Liturgy of the Hours - Mon, 16 May 2022 11:00:00 -0600 - Cardinal James Francis Stafford, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary, in December 2021. / Sandra Miley Denver, Colo., May 16, 2022 / 11:00 am (CNA). What does it mean to p ...

Roe v. Wade: No decision today in Dobbs abortion case - Mon, 16 May 2022 09:46:00 -0600 - U.S. Capitol viewed through the columns of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. / Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 16, 2022 / 09:46 am (CNA). The Supreme Court’s first “opinion issua ...

Bishop condemns 'abhorrently evil' slaying of 10 at Buffalo supermarket - Sun, 15 May 2022 06:16:00 -0600 - olice on scene at a Tops Friendly Market on May 14, 2022 in Buffalo, New York. According to reports, at least 10 people were killed after a mass shooting at the store with the shooter in police ...

Arrest made in Texas church theft, though tabernacle remains missing - Sat, 14 May 2022 15:03:00 -0600 - The tabernacle belonging to St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in Katy, Texas, was stolen May 8, 2022. / Screenshot from YouTube video Houston, Texas, May 14, 2022 / 15:03 pm (CNA). A ...

Catholic University awards honorary degree to imprisoned human rights advocate Jimmy Lai - Sat, 14 May 2022 09:00:00 -0600 - Hong Kong media tycoon and Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai. / Napa Institute. Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 14, 2022 / 09:00 am (CNA). The Catholic University of America on Saturday awarded an h ...

TLM altar boys implore cardinal: Consider our love for Latin Mass - Sat, 14 May 2022 06:00:00 -0600 - Altar boys swing incense in a procession in Cologne, Germany. / Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 14, 2022 / 06:00 am (CNA). Six Latin Mass altar servers in a Washington, D.C. parish ...

Roe v. Wade: Could the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs case come Monday? - Sat, 14 May 2022 05:25:00 -0600 - Security fencing was erected outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after the leak of a preliminary draft opinion in a pivotal abortion case that could decide the fate of the Roe v. ...

What is Roe v Wade? Six things to know. - Fri, 13 May 2022 17:00:00 -0600 - Capitol police placed fencing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2021, during oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, in an attempt to separate rallies by ...

Charleston's new bishop will draw on experiences with diverse cultures - Thu, 12 May 2022 11:00:00 -0600 - Father Jacques Fabre-Jeune, who will be consecrated and installed as Bishop of Charleston May 13, 2022. / Doug Deas/The Catholic Miscellany Denver Newsroom, May 12, 2022 / 11:00 am (CNA). The b ...

Catholic, pro-life leaders say women shouldn't be punished for abortions - Thu, 12 May 2022 09:35:00 -0600 - Thousands of pro-life advocates gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1, 2021, in conjunction with oral arguments in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organ ...

Senate again rejects sweeping federal abortion bill. Bishops relieved, Biden adamant. - Wed, 11 May 2022 17:25:00 -0600 - U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. / Shutterstock Denver Newsroom, May 11, 2022 / 17:25 pm (CNA). An expansive abortion bill that would declare abortion a human right, undercut existing st ...

Senator Tim Scott responds to claim that abortion helps low-income Black women - Wed, 11 May 2022 15:21:00 -0600 - Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) speaks during a U.S. Senate committee hearing May 11, 2022. / YouTube screenshot via Senate Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Washington D.C., May 11, 2022 / 1 ...

Documentary chronicles Bishop Michael Portier,  the 'Servant of the South' - Wed, 11 May 2022 13:28:00 -0600 - The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Mobile, Ala., consecrated by Bishop Michael Portier in 1850. / DXR via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0) Denver Newsroom, May 11, 2022 / 13:28 pm ( ...

US Senate's vote on radical abortion bill: Here's what to know - Wed, 11 May 2022 11:00:00 -0600 - Credit: Unsplash. / null Washington D.C., May 11, 2022 / 11:00 am (CNA). The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday against moving forward with what pro-life leaders described as “The Abortion on Demand ...

Politico: Supreme Court abortion draft still the only one being circulated - Wed, 11 May 2022 06:33:00 -0600 - United States Supreme Court. / Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 11, 2022 / 06:33 am (CNA). The draft opinion leaked to the press that would overturn Roe v. Wade is still the only one ...

Catholics under attack: Incidents since SCOTUS draft abortion decision, by state - Tue, 10 May 2022 18:50:00 -0600 - Vandalism at St. John XXIII parish in Fort Collins, Colo., May 7, 2022. / Eileen Pulse Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 10, 2022 / 18:50 pm (CNA). The publication of a leaked draft opinion in a p ...

US bishops urge fasting and prayer in response to pro-abortion threats - Tue, 10 May 2022 14:50:00 -0600 - null / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Denver Newsroom, May 10, 2022 / 14:50 pm (CNA). In response to threats of violence from pro-abortion activists, the U.S. bishops’ conference is inviting Catholics aro ...

Roe v. Wade: Pro-life leaders react to Chicago mayor's 'incendiary' call to arms - Tue, 10 May 2022 13:42:00 -0600 - Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot leads the city's Pride Parade as Grand Marshal, June 30, 2019. / Vashon Jordan Jr. via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0) Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 10, 2022 / 13:42 ...

New violence: Oregon Right to Life office set on fire - Tue, 10 May 2022 05:14:00 -0600 - null / Steve Pepple/Shutterstock. Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 10, 2022 / 05:14 am (CNA). The offices of Oregon Right to Life in Keizer, Oregon, were set on fire late Sunday night, the organi ...

First US Senator to visit Ukraine war credits faith leaders for his trip - Mon, 09 May 2022 17:29:00 -0600 - Senator Steve Daines (R-Montana) in Ukraine during Holy Week 2022 / Courtesy of the office of Sen. Steve Daines Washington D.C., May 9, 2022 / 17:29 pm (CNA). Montana’s junior senator did not ...

Update on unrest: Tabernacle stolen, Catholic church defaced, pregnancy clinic vandalized - Mon, 09 May 2022 16:30:00 -0600 - The tabernacle belonging to St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in Katy, Texas, was reported stolen on May 9, 2022. / Screenshot from YouTube video Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 9, 202 ...

Parish church in northern Colorado tagged with pro-abortion graffiti; police investigating - Mon, 09 May 2022 15:35:00 -0600 - Vandalism at St. John XXIII parish in Fort Collins, Colo., May 7, 2022. / Eileen Pulse Denver, Colo., May 9, 2022 / 15:35 pm (CNA). A Catholic parish church in northern Colorado known for its a ...

NY Times changes Wordle answer from fetus 'to remain distinct from the news' - Mon, 09 May 2022 15:01:00 -0600 - null / Tada Images/Shutterstock. Denver Newsroom, May 9, 2022 / 15:01 pm (CNA). The New York Times has changed the answer to its daily Wordle word game, avoiding ‘fetus’, lest it be viewed ...

Costumed protesters disrupt Mother's Day Mass in Los Angeles - Sun, 08 May 2022 20:26:00 -0600 - Costumed protesters struggle with personnel of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles during Mass on May 8, 2022. / Screenshot from video provided by Bradford Adkins Boston, Mas ...

Wisconsin pro-life group's HQ set ablaze in apparent arson attack, police say - Sun, 08 May 2022 15:56:00 -0600 - null / Carl Ballou / Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 8, 2022 / 15:56 pm (CNA). The headquarters of a pro-life organization in Madison, Wisconsin, was set on fire in an apparent arso ...

Update on Mother's Day threats: New incidents reported - Sun, 08 May 2022 07:08:00 -0600 - Abortion-rights activists gather outside of a Catholic church in downtown Manhattan to voice their support for a woman's right to choose on May 07, 2022 in New York City. The protests at th ...

Mother’s Day: 12 Catholic Quotes on the Beauty of Motherhood - Sun, 08 May 2022 06:20:00 -0600 - Mosaic of Our Lady of Guadalupe inside Christ Cathedral in Orange, California / Kate Veik/CNA Washington D.C., May 8, 2022 / 06:20 am (CNA). On Mother’s Day, Catholics recognize two important ...

Former Protestant minister embraces the truth of the Catholic Church - Sat, 07 May 2022 06:00:00 -0600 - Recent convert Steve Dow and his wife, Amanda, pose for a photo with Deacon M.J. Kersenbrock, left, and Father Bernard Starman after the Easter Vigil April 16, 2022 at St. Patrick Church in O’ ...

Should Catholics worry about abortion protests disrupting Mother’s Day Mass? - Fri, 06 May 2022 19:00:00 -0600 - Pro-abortion graffiti on the doors of Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Boulder, Colorado, on May 4, 2022. / Archdiocese of Denver Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 6, 2022 / 19:00 pm (CNA). ...

For pro-life college students, being targeted by rage over leaked abortion opinion poses major test - Fri, 06 May 2022 17:03:00 -0600 - Co-chairs of Harvard Right to Life, Olivia Glunz (right) and Ava Swanson (left) led a pro-life demonstration on Harvard University's campus on May 4, 2022, in response to a pro-abortion ral ...

Sen. Daines: Roe's demise would be an answer to 'millions' of prayers - Fri, 06 May 2022 15:56:00 -0600 - Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), the founder and chair of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, speaks with CNA on May 5, 2022. / Katie Yoder/CNA Washington D.C., May 6, 2022 / 15:56 pm (CNA). If the Supreme Co ...

Rep. Chris Smith: Overturning Roe would allow long overdue debate on abortion - Fri, 06 May 2022 15:24:00 -0600 - Rep. Chris Smith. Public Domain. / null Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 6, 2022 / 15:24 pm (CNA). U.S. Rep. Chris Smith said Thursday that overturning the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision Ro ...

Must Roe go? Yes, say Alito's leaked draft and other critics of abortion precedent - Fri, 06 May 2022 14:05:00 -0600 - Thousands of pro-life advocates gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1, 2021, in conjunction with oral arguments in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organ ...

Eucharistic Revival: Preacher hopes to convey the 'transformative nature' of the Real Presence - Fri, 06 May 2022 13:13:00 -0600 - null / Elisa Pires via JMJ Rio 2013/Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0). Denver Newsroom, May 6, 2022 / 13:13 pm (CNA). Father Doug Grandon is a Catholic priest today, but spent the first half of his life ...

Pro-life activists offer $25k for information about DC abortion doctor - Wed, 04 May 2022 18:00:00 -0600 - PAAU activists hold a rally outside Washington Surgi-Clinic in Washington, D.C., May 4, 2022. / Katie Yoder/CNA Washington D.C., May 4, 2022 / 18:00 pm (CNA). Pro-life activists offered a $25,0 ...

Colorado parish defaced with pro-abortion graffiti for second time in seven months - Wed, 04 May 2022 17:00:00 -0600 - Pro-abortion graffiti on the doors of Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Boulder, Colorado, on May 4, 2022. / Archdiocese of Denver Denver, Colo., May 4, 2022 / 17:00 pm (CNA). A Catholic ...

US bishops urge prayer, fasting after leak of abortion draft ruling - Wed, 04 May 2022 15:12:00 -0600 - The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2022. / CNA Washington D.C., May 4, 2022 / 15:12 pm (CNA). The chair of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee on Wednesday urged continued and ...

Painful changes for Catholic News Service as domestic operations to close - Wed, 04 May 2022 14:00:00 -0600 - Pope Francis speaks with representatives of Catholic News Service at the Vatican, Feb. 1, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. / null Denver Newsroom, May 4, 2022 / 14:00 pm (CNA). Catholic News Servic ...

Archbishop Aquila: German synodal path repudiates the deposit of faith - Tue, 03 May 2022 22:01:00 -0600 - Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver. / null Denver, Colo., May 3, 2022 / 22:01 pm (CNA). Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver has written again to the head of the German bishops’ conference reit ...

Roe v. Wade 'egregiously wrong from the start'? Key passages from leaked Dobbs draft ruling - Tue, 03 May 2022 18:00:00 -0600 - Capitol police placed fencing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2021, during oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, in an attempt to separate rallies by ...

What was gravity like at the moment of creation? Vatican Observatory researchers make strides toward an answer - Tue, 03 May 2022 17:00:00 -0600 - Planck history of the universe / European Space Agency – C. Carreau Denver Newsroom, May 3, 2022 / 17:00 pm (CNA). The Vatican Observatory announced last week a new mathematical model — dra ...

Pro-life leaders decry abortion ruling leak, hope for overturn of Roe v Wade - Tue, 03 May 2022 16:10:00 -0600 - Thousands of pro-life advocates gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1, 2021, in conjunction with oral arguments in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organ ...

Updated: If Roe v. Wade is overturned, which states will ban abortion? - Tue, 03 May 2022 14:05:00 -0600 - Screenshot of CNA graphic showing abortion policy by state. / Jonah McKeown/CNA Washington D.C., May 3, 2022 / 14:05 pm (CNA). The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case which observers belie ...

Defending Roe, Biden claims religions don't say when life begins, despite Catholic teaching - Tue, 03 May 2022 12:18:00 -0600 - US President Joe Biden speaks to members of the press prior to boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, May 3, 2022. / Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images Washington D.C., May 3 ...

Pro-life bill in Puerto Rico seeks to prohibit abortion after 22 weeks - Tue, 03 May 2022 12:00:00 -0600 - Credit: Syda Productions/Shutterstock. / null San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 3, 2022 / 12:00 pm (CNA). Talís Romero, a pro-life leader in Puerto Rico, has launched a campaign in support of a bill ...