• A Meandering Journey from Atheism to Catholicism

    I was born in 1962 in Abilene, Texas. My father was a Nike missile radar operator in the Army, raised in the Baptist tradition, and my mother was raised Methodist. My dad got out of the Army, and we moved to Dallas when I was a year old. My dad entered the new field of computer programming and... Read more
  • Norwalk priest mourned after sudden passing: ‘He died doing what he loved’

    After being brought into this world against the odds, losing his father at 8 years old, and surviving a battle with cancer, Father Adrian San Juan knew one thing for certain: that he would “rather be with the Lord.” That attitude — and memories of the young priest’s zeal for Christ... Read more
  • Mom of Carlo Acutis: Teen computer whiz was an ‘influencer’ for God

     Venerable Carlo Acutis, who will be beatified in Assisi Oct. 10, is an example of a teen who used the internet to “influence” people to draw closer to God, his mother said. “Carlo was able to use social media and especially the internet as an ‘influencer’ for... Read more
  • This Man Met Padre Pio—After the Saint’s Death

    Anthony Fuina of Long Island is a walking miracle. He credits the intercession of Padre Pio for curing him of cancer in 1997. Since then, he's been devoted to bringing others to Christ. He does this in a way that is most familiar to him, through Padre Pio. When a tumor was found in... Read more
  • British prime minister’s infant son baptized Catholic

    A Catholic priest has baptized the infant son of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. A statement from the Archdiocese of Westminster, which covers the English capital north of the River Thames, confirmed that the baptism of Wilfred Johnson took place in London’s Westminster... Read more
  • Invalidly baptized Oklahoma priest baptized and ‘re-ordained’

    In the second known instance in the United States, a man who believed himself to be a validly baptized Catholic and ordained priest had to “re-receive” all of his sacraments, including ordination, after discovering that his baptism was invalid. Fr. Zachary Boazman, a priest of the... Read more
  • She found a baby buried alive. They reunited 20 years later

    "Thank you for coming into my life; you’ve changed my life. The day I found you, my faith grew stronger. God sent us here for a purpose,” Azita bursts into tears at the sight of the man. It was May 1998. Azita Milanian turned down a friend who invited her for a salsa class. She did... Read more
  • The Unconventional Mission of ‘Sister Dede’

    Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts Sister Deirdre “Dede” Byrne made national headlines when she delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention that portrayed unborn children as “the largest marginalized group in the world.” Her speech came a week after the... Read more
  • CS Lewis and his Stepsons

    Douglas Gresham is the last person living who knew C. S. Lewis well. The son of Joy Davidman, Douglas watched his mother and “Jack” fall in love and marry. He wept with his stepfather when Joy died of cancer, and led the mourners behind the casket when husband followed wife to the... Read more
  • Officer Ryan Holets: My decision on whether or not I should quit the police and find another line of work

    Editor's Note: We recently spoke with police officer Ryan Holets about his family's decision to adopt the baby of a young mother struggling with addiction. In this post, he reflects on why he remains a cop despite the current struggles. My heart has felt extra heavy and sick the past few... Read more