Don't give up on Lent

crucifix at Montserrat

By the time you read this, we are at least two weeks into Lent. But perhaps you feel like we are closing in on a year of Lent.


'We were here' — health care chaplains reflect on COVID-19 ministry

man blesses patient

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation this past year, hospital chaplains — already accustomed to helping people cope with sickness and death — found their ministries took on added significance.


Priest plans to auction coveted baseball cards to aid low-income students

Fr. Ubel holds two baseball cards

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — A baseball card collection worth thousands of dollars was a split second away from being dropped into a trash can and disappearing forever in a landfill.


“I was nothing; now I am a Catholic.” James Augustine Healy, America’s first Black bishop

Bishop James Healy

In 1966, Pope St. Paul VI ordained Father Harold Perry auxiliary bishop of New Orleans. President Lyndon Johnson, along with religious and civil leaders across the nation, lauded the appointment of a Black bishop


Review: 2021 Lenten fish sandwiches

fast food wrappers

Washington D.C. (CNA) - A lot has changed in the three years since CNA’s last ranking of fish sandwiches.