Homeless youth is a major concern

Imagine if one of the highlights of turning 18 was being old enough to stay at a homeless shelter. Alexia Wood, executive director of St. John the … Read More

World Day of the Poor

Pope Francis has proclaimed Sunday, Nov. 19, as “World Day of the Poor.” It’s the first such observance celebrated by the Catholic Church and the theme chosen … Read More

Keep adoption tax credit

When it comes to promoting and practicing the pro-life cause, adoption has to be at the top of the chart. What better way is there to foster … Read More

‘Church doors never close’

When famine, war or natural disasters hit, relief often comes from church agencies. Jerry Farrell, the Catholic Relief Services country representative in South Sudan, knows this to … Read More

Catechism marks 25 years

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s publication. The catechism, which consists of 2,865 paragraphs that are numbered to help reference … Read More

Stamping out fake news

There has been a lot of discussion about fake news in recent months. The phrase was popularized by President Donald Trump, who often calls out news reports … Read More

Fighting online exploitation

Despite its countless benefits in advancing learning and global communication, the internet has had its pitfalls. The most heinous has been the growth of online child sexual … Read More

Las Vegas: Our spilled blood

Once again, violence has struck. More than 500 people were wounded and 59 died (as of press time) in an Oct. 1 shooting during a country music … Read More

Trump’s war of words

Last week, PBS began airing the 10-part documentary, “The Vietnam War,” co-directed by filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Burns is well known for his documentary films … Read More

Remembering Capuchin friars

The memorial feast of St. Pius of Pietrelcina, better known as “Padre Pio,” is Saturday (Sept. 23). The relics of Padre Pio have been touring the United … Read More