Global survey shows more Christian women becoming victims of persecution

By Loredana Vuoto

Catholic News Agency

April 28, 2016

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CNA/EWTN News) — A recent global survey revealed that the rise of radical Islamic extremism is the primary reason for the persecution of Christians around the world — and many of the victims are women.

Father James McGhee, longtime priest in residence, dies at 77

By NTC Staff

North Texas Catholic

April 28, 2016

KELLER  Father James E. McGhee, lovingly known as “Father Jim,” spent a lifetime in ministry, helping people of all denominations come to know Christ. Having served as a happily married pastor in Methodist and Episcopalian churches, Fr. Jim ultimately found his “true calling” as a Catholic priest.

Trevi Fountain in Rome to be dyed red today for Christian martyrs

By CNA Staff

Catholic News Agency

April 28, 2016

ROME (CNA/EWTN News) — On April 29, the Trevi Fountain, one of the most popular and emblematic tourist spots in Rome, will be dyed red in recognition of all Christians who even today give their life for the faith. The event is being organized by Aid to the Church in Need.

St. Joseph School observes third Faith Extension Day by serving others

By Adrean Indolos

North Texas Catholic

April 28, 2016

ARLINGTON — About 700 students, teachers, and parent volunteers of St. Joseph Catholic School came together on a recent Friday morning with a mission to serve. People of all ages joined together to serve their community with enthusiasm during St. Joseph’s annual Faith Extension Day, April 22.

How Rachel Ministries brings God's mercy to hearts broken by abortion

By Mary Lou Seewoester

North Texas Catholic

April 20, 2016

FORT WORTH —  Lisa, a 40-year-old mother of three, carried the shame and guilt of a painful secret for more than 20 years. She had an abortion at the age of 18 and feared that she could never be forgiven. Then, in 2010, she called Rachel Ministries, and on the other end of that phone call heard the voice of mercy.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish celebrates 60th anniversary

By Jenara Kocks Burgess

North Texas Catholic

April 25, 2016

WICHITA FALLS — On April 17, Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish celebrated its 60th anniversary with Mass in its almost seven-year-old church followed by a celebration in their year-old Family Life Center. "60 years is certainly something to celebrate," Father Sojan George, pastor of OLQP, said.

New miracle attributed to Lebanese saint; his relics visited local parish too

By Juan Guajardo

North Texas Catholic

April 27, 2016

LEWISVILLE — St. Sharbel Makhlouf of Lebanon has a long track record of miraculous healings. And his record keeps growing. After venerating his relics at St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church in Phoenix in mid-January, Dafne Gutierrez, a blind mother of three, had her vision restored to 20/20.