• Hong Kong bishop emphasizes pastoral over political concerns

    HONG KONG - When Bishop Michael Yeung took over as head of the diocese of Hong Kong this past August, he inherited a role that had been previously occupied by vocal players in the Catholic Church over the past two decades - eager to use their post not just to make a mark on Hong Kong, but the... Read more
  • Middle East’s well-kept secret revealed when Jihad met the Virgin

    BEIRUT, Lebanon - It’s a well-kept secret of societies such as Lebanon where large numbers of Christians and Muslims live cheek-by-jowl, working together, socializing together, sometimes even marrying each other, that there’s often more conversion from one faith to the other than anyone is... Read more
  • It’s My Life, and I’ll Do What God Wants

    [caption id="attachment_90468" align="aligncenter" width="678"] Songwriter Carl D’Errico (left) wrote the 1965 hit song, “It’s My Life,” performed by The Animals (right), as well as Bruce Springsteen and many other artists.[/caption] The unlikely spiritual journey of a 1960s... Read more
  • 20% of Americans are on the Threshold of Religion

    An important trend in American religion has been the rise of the religious nones. A religious none is someone who has no religious affiliation. They are given this name because when researchers survey them as to which religious faith they affiliate with, they check the box “none.” Current... Read more
  • Ravi Zacharias Remembers His Young Protégé, Nabeel Qureshi

    The first time I saw Nabeel Qureshi, he sat at a table across from me, his one leg constantly moving almost subconsciously, warming up for a run. It was a habit of his restless disposition. That was Nabeel in true expression; he hated sitting still. He was a man with a mission, ready to run.... Read more
  • Moving from hate to love with God’s grace

    In the course of one’s life, there are seminal moments that humble us and, in some cases, even bring shame. For the past several decades, I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve as a Catholic priest. Originally ordained for the Diocese of Reno-Las Vegas, I transferred to my home area... Read more
  • Muslims displaced by ISIS find comfort in God; converting to Christianity

    Muslim refugees in the Middle East are converting to Christianity after finding that God is 'real'. Missionaries revealed that the harrowing acts caused by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which the group openly declares as actions taught to them by the Koran, are helping Muslims... Read more
  • Abused by a priest, now a champion of the church

    The letter is in a folder on the mantel, near a crucifix that once belonged to a Catholic bishop. Michael Vanderburgh sits a few feet away, sipping coffee and reading email on his phone. The sun isn’t up yet on this early January morning, but he’s trying to get a head start on work while... Read more
  • Dramatic confession of an ex-drug addict

    My life thus far might seem a waste, even something loathsome, to many people, but now I know it has been redeemed, and is in the process of being redeemed. God willing, I shall yet honor Christ, though I have been all things unholy. I was raised by a hard-working father and a loving,... Read more
  • Can a scientist be Catholic? A Conversion Story

    Is there an oxymoron lurking in the phrase “Catholic Scientist?” No. A physicist tells how he found his faith. “It is an awesome thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” – Hebrews 10:31 Since I am the pet physicist at our parish, a few weeks ago our Deacon kindly gave me a... Read more