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

‘Come and get it’: Texas Catholic charity gives away nearly 50,000 pounds of potatoes - Sat, 25 May 2024 06:00:00 -0400 - Local residents collect potatoes from Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle on May 17, 2024. / Credit: Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle CNA Staff, May 25, 2024 / 06:00 am (CNA). A ...

Iowa parish still working to help tornado victims after deadly twister - Fri, 24 May 2024 18:08:00 -0400 - Residents continue recovery and cleanup efforts on May 23, 2024, with the help of family and friends following Tuesday’s destructive tornado in Greenfield, Iowa. The storm was responsible for ...

Pro-life roundup: Louisiana passes abortion fraud bill, California invites abortionists from Arizona - Fri, 24 May 2024 17:48:00 -0400 - A pro-abortion activist displays abortion pills as she counter-protests during an anti-abortion demonstration on March 25, 2023, in New York City. / Credit: Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images C ...

What would a road trip with Jesus and Mary be like? These young Catholics are finding out - Fri, 24 May 2024 16:44:00 -0400 - Small white vans dubbed "monstrance mobiles" are being used for the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage. They are just big enough for some of the "perpetual pilgrims" and a pedes ...

Catholic bishops sue Biden administration over abortion provisions in pregnant workers law - Fri, 24 May 2024 16:08:00 -0400 - null / Credit: sergign/Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 24, 2024 / 16:08 pm (CNA). The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and other Catholic institutions filed a lawsuit aga ...

Bishop Conley asks Pope Francis to provide ‘encouragement, clarity, support’ to U.S. bishops - Fri, 24 May 2024 13:02:00 -0400 - Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska. / Credit: Diocese of Lincoln CNA Staff, May 24, 2024 / 13:02 pm (CNA). Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday encouraged Po ...

Survey: Pro-abortion laws ascendant globally - Fri, 24 May 2024 12:27:00 -0400 - Pro-abortion activists include the Marea Verde, or Green Wave Movement, a grassroots coalition of protesters who wear green bandanas at events. / Credit: EWTN Pro-Life Weekly/Screenshot CNA Sta ...

Pro-life leader launches ‘life-affirming, family-strengthening’ health ministry for women - Fri, 24 May 2024 08:00:00 -0400 - Valerie Huber, the president and CEO of the Institute for Women's Health, speaks to EWTN Pro-Life Weekly on Thursday, May 23, 2024 / EWTN News CNA Staff, May 24, 2024 / 08:00 am (CNA). One ...

Hundreds brave extreme heat to accompany the Eucharistic Lord in south Texas - Fri, 24 May 2024 06:00:00 -0400 - Hundreds of Catholics join the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage in the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas on May 22, 2024. / Credit: Peter Pinedo/CNA San Juan, Texas, May 24, 2024 / 06:00 am (CNA) ...

Florida priest charged for biting arm of woman he says was desecrating Eucharist - Thu, 23 May 2024 18:21:00 -0400 - null / Credit: Pixabay CNA Staff, May 23, 2024 / 18:21 pm (CNA). A priest in Florida bit the forearm of a woman he says was desecrating the Eucharist in a Communion line at church this past Sun ...

Federal government backs down, allows Virginia Knights to hold annual Memorial Day Mass  - Thu, 23 May 2024 14:38:00 -0400 - A Virginia council of the Knights of Columbus will be permitted to hold its annual Memorial Day Mass on Monday, May 27, 2024, in a federal cemetery after the National Park Service (NPS) backed d ...

Number of Catholic parishes in Baltimore’s core will be halved, archdiocese says  - Thu, 23 May 2024 14:08:00 -0400 - St. Vincent de Paul Church, the oldest Catholic parish church in continuous use in Baltimore, which was dedicated in 1841, is among the churches slated for closure. / Credit: Smash the Iron Cage ...

Michigan attorney general releases third report on alleged diocesan abuse - Thu, 23 May 2024 13:38:00 -0400 - The Cathedral of St. Augustine in Kalamazoo, Michigan. / Credit: rossograph via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0) CNA Staff, May 23, 2024 / 13:38 pm (CNA). Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has rele ...

Vatican reinstates Carmelite nun after bishop’s dismissal in Texas over affair with priest - Thu, 23 May 2024 13:04:00 -0400 - The Reverend Mother Superior Teresa Agnes Gerlach of the Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity in Arlington, Texas. / Credit: Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity Discalced Carmelite Nuns CNA Staff, ...

Biden administration launches reporting tool for health law at center of abortion dispute - Thu, 23 May 2024 11:17:00 -0400 - The Biden administration holds that the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) can be used to require emergency room doctors to perform abortions. / Credit: Wikimedia Commons ...

Analysis shows number of nonreligious Americans stabilizing after prior surge - Thu, 23 May 2024 06:00:00 -0400 - null / Credit: Thoranin Nokyoo/Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 23, 2024 / 06:00 am (CNA). From the early 1990s through the 2010s, the number of Americans who identified as atheist, ...

Archbishop Lori completes court-ordered ‘listening sessions’ with sexual abuse victims - Wed, 22 May 2024 16:21:00 -0400 - "I was deeply moved by their very powerful testimony,” Archbishop William Lori said following a second bankruptcy court-ordered listening session with sexual abuse victims on May 20, 2024 ...

Catholic-run Pennsylvania migrant facility criticized for ‘deplorable’ conditions - Wed, 22 May 2024 10:53:00 -0400 - "We had to sue the Biden administration to get them to release these documents,” American Accountability Foundation President Thomas Jones told "EWTN News Nightly" anchor Tracy ...

Abortion on the ballot: Which states will be voting in 2024 - Wed, 22 May 2024 07:00:00 -0400 - null / Credit: Shutterstock CNA Staff, May 22, 2024 / 07:00 am (CNA). The 2024 elections are less than six months away. While all eyes are on the presidential matchup, there are also numerous e ...

Catholic high school decades in the making breaks ground in northern Colorado - Wed, 22 May 2024 06:00:00 -0400 - The graduating senior class pioneered St. John Paul II High School in Colorado as freshmen. The 12 students are the first to have gone through all four years of the St. John Paull II program. / ...

‘Equal Rights Amendment’ that could have expanded abortion fails in Minnesota - Tue, 21 May 2024 17:00:00 -0400 - The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in early May urged Catholics to join a rally to oppose the “Equal Rights Amendment” (ERA) at the state capitol in St. Paul. The proposal “fail ...

Pope Francis on female deacons: ‘No’ - Tue, 21 May 2024 11:26:00 -0400 - Pope Francis sits down for an interview with Norah O'Donnell on CBS' "60 Minutes," which aired Monday, May 20, 2024. / Credit: CBS News/Adam Verdugo CNA Staff, May 21, 2024 ...

Pope Francis names Bishop Joseph Williams as coadjutor bishop of Camden, New Jersey - Tue, 21 May 2024 09:06:00 -0400 - Bishop-elect Joseph A. Williams. / Credit: Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Rome Newsroom, May 21, 2024 / 09:06 am (CNA). Pope Francis on Tuesday named Bishop Joseph Wi ...

VIDEO: A look at the beginning of the four National Eucharistic Pilgrimage routes - Mon, 20 May 2024 19:30:00 -0400 - San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone processes over the Golden Gate Bridge with the Eucharist on May 19, 2024. / Credit: Jeffrey Bruno CNA Staff, May 20, 2024 / 19:30 pm (CNA). This pa ...

Peoria Diocese to reduce the number of parishes in the diocese by half - Mon, 20 May 2024 16:34:00 -0400 - Bishop Louis Tylka. / Credit: Screenshot from BshpLou Tylka YouTube channel CNA Staff, May 20, 2024 / 16:34 pm (CNA). The Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, will have half as many parishes ...

PHOTOS: Jesus crosses the Golden Gate Bridge at start of National Eucharistic Pilgrimage - Mon, 20 May 2024 16:02:00 -0400 - Archbishop Cordileone and the faithful from the Archdiocese of San Francisco process across the Golden Gate Bridge in the historic first eucharistic pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congre ...

U.S. religious freedom watchdog’s new appointments include three Catholics - Mon, 20 May 2024 15:14:00 -0400 - null / Credit: Shutterstock CNA Staff, May 20, 2024 / 15:14 pm (CNA). The United States Commission on International Freedom (USCIRF) named five new commissioners on Friday, including  ...

Here’s what Pope Francis said in his ‘60 Minutes’ interview - Mon, 20 May 2024 13:26:00 -0400 - In an interview with "60 Minutes" anchor Norah O'Donnell, Pope Francis discusses a wide range of issues. / Credit: CBS News/Adam Verdugo CNA Staff, May 20, 2024 / 13:26 pm (CNA). ...

Jim Wahlberg on new film and powerful conversion: Mother Teresa ‘was sent there for me’  - Mon, 20 May 2024 06:00:00 -0400 - Jim Wahlberg speaks to CNA in an interview ahead of the premiere of the new film "Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist" in Orange County, California. / Credit: Alexis Walkenstei ...

Nearly one-third of U.S. states now require age verification for porn sites - Mon, 20 May 2024 05:00:00 -0400 - null / Credit: Shutterstock CNA Staff, May 20, 2024 / 05:00 am (CNA). After two years of efforts by child safety advocates around the country, nearly one-third of all U.S. states have passed le ...

And they’re off! National Eucharistic Pilgrimage routes begin with Holy Spirit-powered send-offs - Sun, 19 May 2024 21:47:00 -0400 - Bishop Andrew Cozzens of Crookston, Minnesota, blesses the crowd with the Eucharist in a monstrance during an outdoor Pentecost Sunday Mass on May 19, 2024, in Bemidji, Minnesota. The Mass at th ...

Over 1,000 attend Washington, D.C., Eucharistic procession despite rain - Sun, 19 May 2024 07:30:00 -0400 - More than 1,000 Catholics attend the Eucharistic procession in Washington, D.C. on May 18, 2024, / Credit: Tyler Arnold/CNA Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 19, 2024 / 07:30 am (CNA). A crowd of ...

What is the Holy Spirit like? - Sun, 19 May 2024 06:00:00 -0400 - Holy Spirit stained glass in St. Peter's Basilica. / Credit: Alexey Gotovskyi/CNA National Catholic Register, May 19, 2024 / 06:00 am (CNA). Sunday, May 19, is Pentecost Sunday, and the Ma ...

Hospice and palliative care: A look at ‘absolutely vital’ end-of-life support - Sun, 19 May 2024 05:00:00 -0400 - null / Credit: Photographee.eu/Shutterstock CNA Staff, May 19, 2024 / 05:00 am (CNA). As assisted suicide and euthanasia continue to grow more common throughout much of the developed world, ser ...

Pope Francis appoints Cardinal Tagle as special envoy to National Eucharistic Congress  - Sat, 18 May 2024 10:35:00 -0400 - Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle at the Synod of Bishops on Oct. 9, 2015. / Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA CNA Newsroom, May 18, 2024 / 10:35 am (CNA). Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Luis Antonio G. ...

The longest and grandest of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimages: A look at the Serra Route - Sat, 18 May 2024 08:00:00 -0400 - A map of a few of the largest cities that will be traversed by the Serra Route of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimages. / Credit: EWTN News in Depth CNA Staff, May 18, 2024 / 08:00 am (CNA). Th ...

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage: Don’t miss these stops on the St. Juan Diego Route - Sat, 18 May 2024 05:00:00 -0400 - A map of the Juan Diego Route which goes through Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky, ending in Indiana. / Credit: EWTN News In-Depth CNA Staff, May 18, 202 ...

Nebraska bishop shares mental illness story, offers message of hope  - Fri, 17 May 2024 17:14:00 -0400 - Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln credits the support of friends, family, medical professionals, and his golden retriever, Stella, with his recovery from mental illness. / Courtesy: ...

Maryland Republican Senate candidate Larry Hogan backs codifying Roe - Fri, 17 May 2024 16:04:00 -0400 - Larry Hogan, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland, greets supporters before casting his ballot in the state primary election at Davidsonville Elementary School on May 14, 2024, in Da ...

California governor: Pope Francis told me he was ‘proud’ of state’s death penalty moratorium - Fri, 17 May 2024 15:34:00 -0400 - California Gov. Gavin Newsom attends an event with fellow governors in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 23, 2024, in Washington, D.C. / Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images CNA Staff, ...

Movie on Blessed Carlo Acutis and his love for the Eucharist opens this weekend - Fri, 17 May 2024 14:46:00 -0400 - School children read about the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis at the celebration of his new shrine at St. Dominic Parish in Brick, New Jersey. Oct, 1, 2023. / Credit: Thomas P. Costello II ACI Pr ...

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage: When is it passing through your town? - Fri, 17 May 2024 12:03:00 -0400 - The National Eucharistic Revival recleased a detailed map of the upcoming pilgrimage routes ahead of the National Eucharistic Congress. / Credit: National Eucharistic Revival Washington, D.C. N ...

Catholic pilgrimages in the United States: a new renaissance? - Fri, 17 May 2024 06:00:00 -0400 - Catholic pilgrims on the Katy Trail Pilgrimage begin the route from Augusta on Oct. 9, 2023. / Jonah McKeown/CNA CNA Staff, May 17, 2024 / 06:00 am (CNA). This weekend, the longest Catholic pil ...

Harrison Butker supported by Kansas City bishop, prominent Catholics amid speech backlash - Thu, 16 May 2024 18:37:00 -0400 - Kansas City Chiefs’ placekicker Harrison Butker speaks to college graduates in his commencement address at Benedictine College on Saturday, May 11, 2024. / Credit: Benedictine College CNA Sta ...

California teacher fired for religious beliefs gets six-figure payout in court - Thu, 16 May 2024 18:04:00 -0400 - Jessica Tapia displays a sign outside the Garden Grove Unified School District board meeting on behalf of the Teachers Don’t Lie program. / Credit: Photo courtesy of Advocates for Faith and Fr ...

Pope Francis says conservative critics have a ‘suicidal attitude’ - Thu, 16 May 2024 16:58:00 -0400 - In an interview with 60 Minutes' Norah O'Donnell, airing this Sunday, Pope Francis took aim at his “conservative critics” in the United States. / Credit: CBS News/Adam Verdugo CNA ...

Thomas Aquinas College goes off the grid with green power plan - Thu, 16 May 2024 15:24:00 -0400 - Mark Kretschmer, vice president for operations at Thomas Aquinas College (TAC), pictured with Thomas Kaiser, a biologist and researcher, and Lawerence Youngblood, an electrical engineer and dire ...

Pro-lifers imprisoned under FACE Act speak out - Thu, 16 May 2024 14:48:00 -0400 - Washington Surgi-Clinic on F St. NW in Washington, D.C., on April 7, 2022. / Credit: Katie Yoder/CNA Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 16, 2024 / 14:48 pm (CNA). After seven pro-life activists wer ...

Court says Maryland parents have no right to opt out of LGBTQ curriculum - Thu, 16 May 2024 12:49:00 -0400 - Parental and religious freedom rights advocates, including a group of Muslim parents, on June 6, 2023, protest a Maryland school system policy that removes parents’ authority to opt their chil ...

Lawmakers renew calls to repeal the FACE Act - Thu, 16 May 2024 12:19:00 -0400 - PAAU activists hold a rally outside Washington Surgi-Clinic in Washington, D.C., May 4, 2022. / Credit: Katie Yoder/CNA Washington D.C., May 16, 2024 / 12:19 pm (CNA). As seven pro-lifers were ...