In the footsteps of St. Faustina

Christina Hoang with Divine Mercy image

What started as one local Catholic woman’s personal encounter with Jesus Christ has grown to become a spiritually enriching devotion involving about 200 faithful among the Vietnamese Catholic community at four parishes in the Diocese of Fort Worth.


Priests' dogs are more than just parish mascot: They're 'good for the soul'

Fr. Jim Hreha and Jack

WILMINGTON, Del. (CNS) — People get pets for all kinds of reasons, and those apply to priests as much as anyone.


Take 5 with Father: Time for God and others

Father VJ

Meet Father Vijaya Raju Mareedu, SAC, who said, “Whenever people come for confession, I give the presence of Christ, with great attention, with great love, which springs from the Word of God.”


Catholic teen is godparent to family members; they'll join church at Easter

Marco Pantoja with his sisters

ALBANY, N.Y. (CNS) — Marco Pantoja III has a room much like any other 18-year-old: a navy blue New England Patriots flag for his favorite NFL team, handfuls of awards from his years playing soccer, and a tiny green sign for Siena College in Loudonville, New York, where he will attend in the fall.


Big vision. Big screen.

Diego Campos, Mary Vining, Clare Vining

Take about 200 preteens and teenagers, give them 14-hour summer days with minimal adult supervision, and what do you get?


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