• Diocese of Kansas City-St Joseph Priest Dies by Suicide

    (ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A priest at St. James Parish has died by suicide, according to the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Director of Communications Jeremy Lillig said the diocese was notified this morning of the death of Fr. Evan Harkins after he did not show up for Mass. Lilling said Fr.... Read more
  • Magnitude 7.7 earthquake strikes off the coast of Jamaica and is felt as far away as Miami

    A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Tuesday about 80 miles from Jamaica, shaking people in the Caribbean and as far away as Miami. A tsunami of 0.4 feet was recorded in the Cayman Islands at George Town, but no tsunami was observed at Port Royal, Jamaica, or Puerto Plata, Dominican... Read more
  • Trump unveils Middle East peace plan with two-state solution, tunnel connecting West Bank and Gaza

    President Trump on Tuesday called for a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as he unveiled the details of his administration’s much-awaited Middle East peace plan. Trump announced the proposal alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during remarks in... Read more
  • Pope Francis to publish a book with reflections on St. John Paul II

    Pope Francis has co-authored a book of reflections on the life of St. John Paul II to be published in Italian. The book, entitled "St. John Paul the Great," is the product of a series of conversations between Pope Francis and Fr. Luigi Maria Epicoco which took place from June 2019 to January... Read more
  • Sorrow and triumph, an Auschwitz survivor’s journey back to a former hell

    OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters) - Jona Laks could smell the burning flesh as she walked towards death at the Auschwitz crematorium. More than 75 years later, aged 90, she has returned to what was the most notorious Nazi death camp of World War Two's Jewish Holocaust. "I can see it now," she says,... Read more
  • Why parents needs to encourage wrestling, roughhousing, and unorganized play

    A fond memory from my childhood is how my dad would arrive home from work at night and challenge my two brothers and me to a wrestling match. There were no rules other than the goal to pin him down and count to three. The three of us would pile on him and grab at his legs, take running leaps... Read more
  • Priest Offers Golf Cart “Confessions On-The-Go” on College Campus: “Let’s Get Out to the People”

    St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church pastor Fr. Patrick Baikauskas, O.P, at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana offers confessions in a new, original way. The campus ministry pastor created “the confession to-go cart.” He drives a go-cart with the sign “confessions to-go,”... Read more
  • On a Mission for the Unborn: Tens of Thousands Attend Walk for Life West Coast

    Tens of thousands of pro-life advocates thronged to San Francisco on Saturday morning to stand against abortion at the 16th-annual Walk for Life West Coast. Comprised of mostly families and students, the crowd filled Market Street singing, chanting and praying the Rosary while walking the... Read more
  • 75 years after Auschwitz liberation, Europe’s bishops condemn anti-Semitism, call for peace

    Krakow, Poland, Jan 25, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- Seventy-five years after the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, the Catholic bishops of Europe condemned racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism, calling for a renewed human commitment to peace, and forgiveness. “75 years... Read more
  • 1 killed after car crashes into bus of Covington Catholic students heading home from March for Life

    One person is dead and others are injured after an oncoming car struck a charter bus carrying Covington Catholic students and chaperones back from the national March for Life in Washington, D.C., local sources have reported. According to witnesses speaking to WLWT in Kentucky, the car had... Read more