Sister Faustina Ferko is a black and white blur herding and cajoling the 50 or so teens in her youth ministry group. The youths were preparing gifts for the homeless shelter patrons at St. James Parish in Arlington Heights on that Sunday evening.
The Kansas City Catholic diocese and its new bishop have been offering healing services to help close the wounds of sexual abuse but say they know healing won’t happen quickly or easily. Dissenters say the services divert attention from work that still needs to be done.
As the Middle East seethes in turmoil and violence, a new study shows that the Muslim world is sharply divided over the fundamental relationship between the laws of government and the religious teachings of the Quran.
CHICAGO-As millions of Orthodox Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Easter this Sunday and the miracle of Jesus Christ's resurrection, thousands across the Chicago area are flocking to a southwest suburban parish to see what they believe to be a different miracle.
Noe Trinidad Chavez sat at a small card table gutting zucchinis with a metal corer knife, preparing them to be stuffed with meat and cooked into platillo a la jardinera, a traditional meal eaten by Sephardic Jews.
When you're 28 years old, in your third year of marriage and your first as a singles minister at a church with a membership larger than your Mississippi hometown's population; when you and your wife are helping raise a 13-year-old boy; when you hike and play basketball and are so energetic your nickname is Tigger, you're not supposed to be battling a brain tumor.
After listening to hours of testimony and legal jousting, a Blair County District Judge on Wednesday ordered three Franciscan priests to stand trial on charges of conspiracy and endangering the welfare of children for their oversight of a sexually abusive friar.
A cultural and spiritual program meant to lower recidivism rates at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation by partnering successfully reintegrated ex-convicts with recently released offenders kicked off Friday on the community that straddles the North Dakota and South Dakota border.
The Bright Futures Fund, which raises money for schools in the diocese, acquired the Derrick Thomas Academy charter school building in January to be the home of the school. Our Lady of Hope, at 201 E. Armour Blvd., is the first new urban school to open in Kansas City in over 80 years.
Broad anti-Muslim themes and fears about immigration are increasingly finding receptive audiences. Some see the talks as an exercise in free speech. Others say they are hate speech. Tensions are on the rise in places where new immigrants are changing the face of the community.
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Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.
Woody Marshall The Macon Telegraph
The meaning of Ash Wednesday
Effort continues to increase enrollment at St. Mary School in Montrose Mo.