• Overcome Chronic Loneliness by Befriending the Saints

    Americans are lonely … and getting lonelier. Several years ago, the “General Social Survey” found that adults in the United States have three times fewer friends than they did in 1985. Likewise, AARP found that 42.6 million Americans over age 45 now struggle with “chronic... Read more
  • Cardinal Zen calls China deal ‘suicide,’ blames papal advisors

    Vatican City, Feb 28, 2018 / 09:56 am (CNA).- In a recent blog post Cardinal Joseph Zen has issued another harsh critique of the rumored Vatican-China deal on the appointment of bishops, calling it an act of “suicide” and a “shameless surrender” to the communist government. However,... Read more
  • Nigerian Christian community mourns Boko Haram kidnapping

    With 110 girls still missing after terrorist group Boko Haram attacked a technical college in Nigeria last week, a priest in the region says “deep sorrow has descended on the once sleepy…town.” On Feb. 19th, Boko Haram raided a girls’ technical school in Dapchi, a small town in... Read more
  • Rethinking “Mission Territory”

    In his June 1908 apostolic constitution, Sapienti Consilio, Pope Pius X decreed that, as of November 3 that year, the Catholic Church in the United States would no longer be supervised by the Vatican’s missionary agency, the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith (Propaganda Fide).... Read more
  • A Catholic tours the Museum of the Bible

    On November 17, to much fanfare and both praise and criticism, the Museum of the Bible (MOTB) opened a short walk away from the Smithsonian museums and Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Housed inside a converted 1923 warehouse, the 420,000 square foot building features six floors of exhibits... Read more
  • What Ireland’s Abortion Referendum is Really About

    This year Ireland will hold a referendum on the issue of abortion. The date has not yet been set but the vote will probably take place in May. Since 1983, enshrined in the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, there has been a constitutional ban on abortions taking place in the Irish... Read more
  • God’s love guides doctor helping refugees after years spent in Africa

    INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - If you wanted to share a defining moment from the life of Dr. Ellen Einterz, the natural instinct would be to start with a story from her 24 years of providing love and medical care to people in one of the poorest countries in Africa, people devastated by the impacts of... Read more
  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher Reopens After Protest Over New Taxation and Land Policies

    [caption id="attachment_96707" align="aligncenter" width="682"] (AP photo/Mahmoud Illean)[/caption] Editor's Note: This story was updated Feb. 27 from its original version. JERUSALEM — It seems you can fight city hall. The Jerusalem municipality said Tuesday it would suspend its taxation... Read more
  • Three Reasons Why I Wear a Crucifix

    I'm not big on jewelry, but one thing you might notice about me is that I always wear a crucifix around my neck. It is not a cross, but a crucifix. There is a reason for that. In fact, I want to share three reasons why I wear a crucifix. Reason #1 — Remembrance: To Remember What True Love... Read more
  • Top Malaysian court refuses to allow conversion to Christianity

    Muslim citizens cannot convert to other faiths without consent of a Shariah court, Malaysia’s top court ruled on Feb. 27. The ruling, read out amid a heavy police presence outside the courthouse in Kuching, Sarawak state, was made after four Muslims in that state appealed to the civil court... Read more