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John XXIII, John Paul II changed the way church relates to other faiths

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II left lasting marks on the way the Catholic Church understands other religions and the way it interacts with believers of other faith communities.


Author Dr. Patrick Foley receives top honor from historical society for recent book on Bishop Odin

Jerry-Dr--Foley-2-awards-BUTTON.jpgDr. Patrick Foley, one of the foremost writers and historians on Catholic history in Texas and the Southwest, is the latest winner of the Paul J. Foik Award. Presented annually by the Texas Catholic Historical Society, the award is given to the author or editor of a recent publication judged to be the most important contribution to Catholic history of the Southwest.


It’s not too late to take part in CRS Rice Bowl, say organizers — here’s what it’s all about

CRS-Rice-Bowl-Philippines-BUTTON.jpgEach year in more than half the parishes of the Diocese of Fort Worth, thousands of bulletins are stuffed with materials for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice Bowl Lenten program. Flyers adorned with engaging photos of people from developing countries go up on youth and parish activity boards. Children in religious education classes assemble cardboard rice bowls designed to hold daily offerings. A multicolored calendar of daily reflections, activities, and stories allow participants to catch a glimpse into the lives of those aided by the contributions collected through Rice Bowl.


‘He’s a keeper’: Bishop Berg’s family reacts to his episcopal appointment

Bp-Berg-w-family-BUTTON.jpgWhen one of their own accomplishes something noteworthy in life, neighbors in the close-knit town of Miles City, Montana, like to make a fuss. So when Stephen Berg, the son of longtime residents Jeanne and the late Conrad Berg, was named the next bishop of Pueblo, Colorado, the news spread faster than a Texas wildfire.


Author Profile: Author Joseph Pearce learned from other Catholic writers to keep looking up

Pearce-Headshot-BUTTON.jpgThe next time you’re away from the city lights on a cloudless night, take a glance skyward. There in the heavens will be an endless universe filled with countless stars. It’s a miracle we can witness just by opening our eyes. As author Joseph Pearce began his journey away from hatred and toward love of his fellow man, he saw the wonders of the night sky as one of many magnificent signs of God’s presence.