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Younger sisters see smaller orders ahead, but say future still bright

SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- Some of Sister Chero Chuma's friends back in Kenya think she wasted her visa to the United States by becoming a religious and joining an order of mostly elderly nuns in the Seattle area.

Artists' work puts human faces on the complexities of the border

TUCSON, Ariz. (CNS) -- St. Thomas More Newman Center's walls, halls and even the water fountain in the lobby were decked out in a wide variety of artwork and found items, displayed artistically. But it was the rows of unmatched shoes that told the simplest story.

DFW Airport interfaith senior chaplain meets Pope Francis

DFW-Chaplain-_-Pope-BUTTON.jpgIf Pope Francis ever decides to visit the United States, flying into Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport might make the top of his “to do” list thanks to a goodwill gesture by the airport’s head chaplain. The Rev. D.D. Hayes, an ordained bishop of several non-denominational congregations who oversees the D/FW Airport Interfaith Chaplaincy, presented the pontiff with a DFW Airport paperweight during a June 19 audience in St. Peter’s Square.

The new diocesan archivist Claire Jenkins is preserving the rich history of the Fort Worth Diocese

Claire Jenkins is in her element. The soft-spoken archivist is thoroughly enjoying what she laughingly refers to as “excavation work” in the historical files maintained by the Diocese of Fort Worth. Aided by administrative assistant Sarah Ignacio, Jenkins digs with enthusiasm into dusty file folders, pulls long-undisturbed notebooks from ancient boxes, and excitedly peruses the pages of decades-old scrapbooks.

Recent Holy Trinity graduate to embark on deep-sea expedition

GRAPEVINE, TX -- Recent Holy Trinity Catholic School graduate, Catherine Gale, 14, will be among the students and educators from across the United States who will embark on Dr. Robert Ballard’s ship of exploration, the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus as it explores the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea this year.