Don Miller’s 48 years as a Catholic educator was born from a simple act of kindness. After graduating from the eighth grade at Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School in Bettendorf, Iowa, the future school superintendent planned to attend the local public high school with two of his buddies. The $100 yearly fee at the Catholic secondary school, located in Davenport, the next town, was too steep for his family’s budget.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Today's bishops must be as vigilant and courageous as sentinels keeping watch over the faith, and as forgiving and patient as Moses, leading a sinning people across harsh deserts to God, Pope Francis said.
There are few people who can appreciate the explosive growth of Catholics in North Texas better than Carol Watson. Raised in an Irish Catholic neighborhood, the Manhattan native went to Catholic schools and grew up surrounded by people of the same faith. When she married husband, Frank, and settled in New Jersey, her environment was still heavily Catholic.