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

Bishops urge passage of bill that would give same sentences to crack and powder cocaine offenders - Thu, 11 Aug 2022 16:50:00 -0600 - null / Inked Pixels/Shutterstock. Washington D.C., Aug 11, 2022 / 16:50 pm (CNA). The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops pressed the U.S. Senate to make the penalty for distributing c ...

Olivia Newton-John attended Catholic Mass, said ‘favorite prayer’ daily - Thu, 11 Aug 2022 13:51:00 -0600 - Olivia Newton-John arrives for G'Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala Jan. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. The singer and actress died Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at age 73 after a decades-long struggle ...

Religious freedom objections to mandatory health care coverage part of broader lawsuit - Thu, 11 Aug 2022 13:39:00 -0600 - null / Gorodenkoff via Shutterstock. Denver Newsroom, Aug 11, 2022 / 13:39 pm (CNA). Religious freedom violations are among the claims of a federal lawsuit challenging mandatory “preventive c ...

Catholic schools’ free lunch funds jeopardized by Biden LGBT rule change - Wed, 10 Aug 2022 18:00:00 -0600 - null / Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 10, 2022 / 18:00 pm (CNA). Catholic school leaders need to be aware that their schools could be cut off from the federal government's free and ...

Britney Spears clarifies she asked for a Catholic church wedding: ‘I don’t like being called a liar’ - Wed, 10 Aug 2022 18:00:00 -0600 - Singer Britney Spears attends the MTV Bash at the Hollywood Palladium on June 28, 2003 in Hollywood, California. / Kevin Winter/Getty Images Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 10, 2022 / 18:00 pm ( ...

Kansas woman arrested after allegedly striking pro-life teen ‘with fists’ to the head - Wed, 10 Aug 2022 05:00:00 -0600 - Students for Life Action volunteer Grace Hartsock / Courtesy of Students for Life Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 10, 2022 / 05:00 am (CNA). Grace Hartsock was knocking on doors to encourage Kan ...

Will Biden's Inflation Reduction Act work? Here's what cash-strapped families need to know - Wed, 10 Aug 2022 03:00:00 -0600 - null / Shutterstock Washington D.C., Aug 10, 2022 / 03:00 am (CNA). President Joe Biden is poised to sign the $485 billion Inflation Reduction Act into law later this week, promising Americans ...

Vatican enlists influencers to get young, disenchanted Catholics to answer Synod survey - Tue, 09 Aug 2022 16:34:00 -0600 - null / Shutterstock Washington D.C., Aug 9, 2022 / 16:34 pm (CNA). Last fall, Catholics around the world began gathering in church basements and school gyms to, in the words of Pope Francis, ...

Lightning strike causes major fire damage to historic Illinois Catholic church - Tue, 09 Aug 2022 15:10:00 -0600 - Firefighters work to put out a roof fire at historic St. James Catholic Church, in Rockford, Illinois, on Aug. 8, 2022. The Diocese of Rockford said a lightning strike was a possible cause. / Sc ...

Reacting to pontifical academy, theologian says teaching of Humanae vitae can't change - Mon, 08 Aug 2022 19:01:00 -0600 - St. Paul VI / public domain Denver, Colo., Aug 8, 2022 / 19:01 pm (CNA). The teaching of Humanae vitae on contraception is an instance of the ordinary and universal magisterium, and as such is ...

Drive-by gunshots target Denver-area Catholic church - Mon, 08 Aug 2022 17:30:00 -0600 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Adams County, Colorado, sustained thousands of dollars in estimated damage from a pair of drive-by shootings Aug. 6 and Aug. 8, 2022. / C ...

Indiana’s broad abortion ban overshadows another pro-family law passed the same day - Mon, 08 Aug 2022 17:04:00 -0600 - Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signs bills in Indianapolis, March 10, 2022. / Governor Eric Holcomb via Flickr (public domain) St. Louis, Mo., Aug 8, 2022 / 17:04 pm (CNA). The same day last wee ...

Meet Michael McGivney Schachle, the miracle baby who helped make his namesake a Blessed - Sun, 07 Aug 2022 04:00:00 -0600 - Daniel and Michelle Schachle with their son, Michael McGivney Schachle, 7, at the annual convention of the Knights of Columbus held Aug. 1-4, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee. / Joe Bukuras/CNA Na ...

Unborn babies are tax exempt under Georgia’s heartbeat-based abortion law - Fri, 05 Aug 2022 19:00:00 -0600 - The Georgia capitol in Atlanta. / Rob Wilson / Shutterstock. Denver Newsroom, Aug 5, 2022 / 19:00 pm (CNA). An unborn baby is now recognized as a dependent who will qualify expectant parents fo ...

Two-year-old lawsuit accusing Theodore McCarrick of repeatedly raping boy still pending in NJ - Fri, 05 Aug 2022 18:00:00 -0600 - Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick arrives at Massachusetts' Dedham District Courthouse for his arraignment, Sept. 3, 2021. / Andrew Bukuras/CNA Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 5, 2022 / 18 ...

Little Sisters of the Poor to close Denver nursing home after 105 years - Fri, 05 Aug 2022 17:00:00 -0600 - Little Sisters of the Poor. Courtesy of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. / null Denver, Colo., Aug 5, 2022 / 17:00 pm (CNA). After years of service to the elderly in the Archdiocese of De ...

Visa, Mastercard pause ad buys with Pornhub following controversy - Fri, 05 Aug 2022 16:37:00 -0600 - sxc.hu. Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 5, 2022 / 16:37 pm (CNA). On Thursday, Visa and Mastercard temporarily suspended ad purchases with Pornhub and its parent company, MindGeek, after the lat ...

How to comment on Biden rule forcing doctors to perform transition surgeries, abortions - Fri, 05 Aug 2022 16:36:00 -0600 - null / Darko Stojanovic via Pixabay (CC0). Washington D.C., Aug 5, 2022 / 16:36 pm (CNA). The Biden administration’s proposed rule that would force doctors and hospitals to provide ...

U.S. bishops urge support for mothers and babies after Biden abortion executive order - Fri, 05 Aug 2022 11:42:00 -0600 - null / Credit: Unsplash Denver Newsroom, Aug 5, 2022 / 11:42 am (CNA). Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, the U.S. bishops’pro-life chair, on Friday called on President Joe Biden to increa ...

Public Masses suspended at Chicago's Shrine of Christ the King - Thu, 04 Aug 2022 17:19:00 -0600 - A community Carols and Candles event at the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in Chicago, Ill., Dec. 16, 2017. / Marc Monaghan via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Denver Newsroom, Aug 4, 2022 ...

Kansas abortion vote: Why did the pro-life amendment fail? - Thu, 04 Aug 2022 16:18:00 -0600 - A poll worker helps a voter cast their ballot in the Kansas Primary Election at Merriam Christian Church on August 02, 2022 in Merriam, Kansas. / Kyle Rivas/Getty Images. Washington D.C., Aug 4 ...

Britney Spears’ wedding: Who can get married in a Catholic church? - Thu, 04 Aug 2022 14:30:00 -0600 - Britney Spears (L) and Sam Asghari arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' "Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood" at the Chinese Theatre on July 22, 2019 in Hollywood, California. T ...

Rep. Jackie Walorski, killed in car accident, leaves behind pro-life legacy  - Thu, 04 Aug 2022 12:02:00 -0600 - Then-Indiana Congressional candidate Jackie Walorski speaks during the Republican National Convention on Aug, 28, 2012, in Tampa, Florida. / Mark Wilson/Getty Images Washington, D.C. Newsroom, ...

Nashville Dominican Sisters support Hillbilly Thomists on country music’s most famous stage - Thu, 04 Aug 2022 12:00:00 -0600 - The Hillbilly Thomists perform on Aug. 1, 2022, at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. The bluegrass band, made up of Dominican friars, was the opening act of a concert hosted by the Kni ...

Post-Roe ‘confusion’ helped defeat Kansas pro-life amendment - Wed, 03 Aug 2022 17:22:00 -0600 - Supporters of the Vote Yes to a Constitutional Amendment on Abortion remove signs along 135th Street on Aug. 1, 2022, in Olathe, Kansas. / Kyle Rivas/Getty Images Denver, Colo., Aug 3, 2022 / 1 ...

Michigan: Democratic governor wins latest round in legal fight over 1931 abortion ban - Wed, 03 Aug 2022 15:55:00 -0600 - Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing, MI. / John McLenaghan_Shutterstock Denver, Colo., Aug 3, 2022 / 15:55 pm (CNA). When the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide with the landmar ...

Biden signs executive order that ‘paves the way’ for using Medicaid to cover abortions - Wed, 03 Aug 2022 15:04:00 -0600 - President Joe Biden delivers remarks on reproductive rights as Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra listens during an event at the Roosevelt Room of the White House on July 8, 2 ...

DC Catholic schools must comply with district's COVID-19 vaccination rules for students 12 and older - Wed, 03 Aug 2022 14:39:00 -0600 - null / Ira Lichi/Shutterstock. Washington D.C., Aug 3, 2022 / 14:39 pm (CNA). Catholic schools in Washington, D.C., are subject to a new COVID-19 vaccination requirement for children 12 and old ...

Vin Scully, legendary baseball announcer and committed Catholic, dies at 94 - Wed, 03 Aug 2022 14:38:00 -0600 - Longtime baseball broadcaster Vin Scully applauds Los Angeles Dodger hall of famers during opening day pre-game ceremonies on April 4, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. / Noel Vasquez/Getty Imag ...

Ectopic pregnancies, miscarriage: Abortion ‘never necessary,’ these doctors say - Wed, 03 Aug 2022 04:00:00 -0600 - null / Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 3, 2022 / 04:00 am (CNA). Abortion — a procedure with the sole or primary intent and purpose of ending human life in the womb — is never m ...

Kansas abortion vote: Pro-life amendment fails, in first post-Roe vote - Tue, 02 Aug 2022 21:19:00 -0600 - A poll worker helps a voter cast their ballot in the Kansas Primary Election at Merriam Christian Church on Aug. 2, 2022, in Merriam, Kansas. Voters in Kansas were set to decide whether or not t ...

Detroit auxiliary bishop denies allegation of sexually abusing minor - Tue, 02 Aug 2022 21:10:00 -0600 - Archbishop Paul Fitzpatrick Russell. / Courtesy of aod.org. Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 2, 2022 / 21:10 pm (CNA). Archbishop Paul Russell, an auxiliary bishop of Detroit and a former Vatican ...

U.S. Department of Justice challenges Idaho abortion ban in court - Tue, 02 Aug 2022 20:00:00 -0600 - Attorney General Merrick Garland / Justice Department Denver Newsroom, Aug 2, 2022 / 20:00 pm (CNA). The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Idaho, seeking to block the s ...

Clarence Thomas canceled plans to teach class because of post-Roe violence, not student petition - Tue, 02 Aug 2022 19:00:00 -0600 - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas / Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States Washington D.C., Aug 2, 2022 / 19:00 pm (CNA). Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has cancel ...

Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly calls Knights of Columbus to uphold dignity of life - Tue, 02 Aug 2022 18:38:00 -0600 - Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly delivers his first in-person annual report since assuming office in 2021 on Aug. 2, 2022, at the Knights of Columbus' annual convention held in Nashville, Tenne ...

Religious freedom conflicts ahead after Michigan Supreme Court redefines sex - Tue, 02 Aug 2022 17:00:00 -0600 - Same-sex wedding cake. / Sara Valenti/Shutterstock Denver Newsroom, Aug 2, 2022 / 17:00 pm (CNA). A Michigan Supreme Court decision that state civil rights law bars discrimination on the basis ...

Value Them Both: 8 things to know about Kansas’ abortion vote  - Tue, 02 Aug 2022 14:32:00 -0600 - null / Emituu / Shutterstock. Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 2, 2022 / 14:32 pm (CNA). Voters in Kansas are voting on a pro-life amendment Tuesday. The state is the first to place abortion on t ...

Catholics respond with prayer and song when protesters disrupt conference - Tue, 02 Aug 2022 14:15:00 -0600 - Attendees at a gathering sponsored by the Napa Institute sing the "Salve Regina" to drone out protesters who demonstrated at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, California, on July 30 ...

FBI releases photo of suspect in Molotov cocktail attack on Nashville pregnancy center - Mon, 01 Aug 2022 16:45:00 -0600 - null / Shutterstock Boston, Mass., Aug 1, 2022 / 16:45 pm (CNA). The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released photos of a suspect in the attempted firebombing of a pro-life pregnancy center ...

Kentucky Catholic Charities coordinates national aid amid devastating floods - Mon, 01 Aug 2022 16:42:00 -0600 - A stranded family is rescued from the flood waters of the north fork of the Kentucky River in Jackson, Ky., on July 28, 2022. Catholic Charities of Lexington is collaborating with other Christia ...

Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly discusses the future of the Knights of Columbus - Mon, 01 Aug 2022 16:40:00 -0600 - Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly, leader of the Knights of Columbus / Courtesy of Knights of Columbus Nashville, Tenn., Aug 1, 2022 / 16:40 pm (CNA). Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly has an ambitious v ...

Kansas pro-lifers counter misinformation on Value Them Both amendment - Mon, 01 Aug 2022 14:16:00 -0600 - Student canvassers from Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America visit voters in Olathe, Kan., July 28, 2022. / Carl Bunderson/CNA Topeka, Kan., Aug 1, 2022 / 14:16 pm (CNA). Rosie the Riveter, appare ...

Uvalde students and families seek healing at Catholic Extension summer camp - Mon, 01 Aug 2022 06:33:00 -0600 - Students from Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, at a summer camp run by Catholic Extension / Catholic Extension Washington D.C., Aug 1, 2022 / 06:33 am (CNA). Students from Robb Elementa ...

On Aug. 2, you can get this St. Francis-themed indulgence - Mon, 01 Aug 2022 06:18:00 -0600 - St. Francis of Assisi. / Bradley Weber via Flickr CC BY NC ND 2.0. New York City, N.Y., Aug 1, 2022 / 06:18 am (CNA). The feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Porziuncola and its associated indul ...

Big-spending abortion backers target Kansas ballot measure, but pro-lifers hope for win - Sun, 31 Jul 2022 04:00:00 -0600 - null / Shutterstock Denver Newsroom, Jul 31, 2022 / 04:00 am (CNA). Wealthy out-of-state donors who back legalized abortion are funding opposition to a Kansas constitutional amendment that woul ...

Arlington bishop curtails Traditional Latin Masses - Sat, 30 Jul 2022 12:53:00 -0600 - A Traditional Latin Mass. / Andrew Gardner via Wikimedia (CC BY 4.0). Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 30, 2022 / 12:53 pm (CNA). Thirteen parishes in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, must sto ...

Health care workers denied religious exemption to COVID-19 vaccine mandate settle lawsuit for $10.3M - Fri, 29 Jul 2022 16:10:00 -0600 - null / Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 29, 2022 / 16:10 pm (CNA). A Christian litigation nonprofit announced Friday that it settled the “first classwide lawsuit for heal ...

Word on Fire’s Robert Barron installed as bishop of Rochester, Minnesota - Fri, 29 Jul 2022 14:21:00 -0600 - Episcopal Installation of Bishop Robert Barron as the Ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester / Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist YouTube Washington D.C., Jul 29, 2022 / 14:21 pm ...

Bishop comes out in support of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh - Fri, 29 Jul 2022 10:46:00 -0600 - Bishop Earl Boyea of the Diocese of Lansing. University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh at his introductory press conference on Dec. 30, 2014. / Diocese of Lansing | Eric Upchurch, CC BY-SA ...

House Republicans and Democrats come together to combat human trafficking - Thu, 28 Jul 2022 14:17:53 -0600 - Photo illustration. / Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 28, 2022 / 14:17 pm (CNA). On the eve of Saturday’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the House of Representatives ov ...