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Soccer star delights in her success, but says faith keeps her grounded

ST. LOUIS (CNS) -- "Ready to play some soccer?" Lori Chalupny asked the Holy Redeemer School fourth- and fifth-graders.The youngsters responded by quickly taking to the field at Nerinx Hall High School in Webster Groves, organized into groups for shooting, dribbling, and passing drills.

Priest in Jordan ministering to refugees finds he's living with saints

MARKA, Jordan (CNS) -- Hearing a beloved voice, a little boy hurriedly hobbled down the pale stone steps of the church hall to greet the priest with a tender hug.

Renowned author, uncompromisingly Catholic: Flannery O' Connor chosen for new postage stamp

Washington D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) -- Award-winning American author and devout Roman Catholic Flannery O’Connor will appear on a new postage stamp this summer, the U.S. postal service announced last week. The stamp is decorated with peacock feathers, a tribute to the family peacock farm in Georgia where O’Connor did much of her writing.

A history of little miracles: Behind Pope Francis' devotion to St. Therese

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Pope Francis on several occasions has spoken of his strong devotion to the Little Flower saint as well as his habit of asking her for favors: favors, his former press secretary says, which have often come in the form of little miracles. One of those miracles came Aug. 7, 2010, when then-cardinal Bergoglio was accompanied by his press secretary, Federico Wals, to celebrate Mass honoring St. Cajetan on his feast day.

Understanding the fierce devotion behind the Black Nazarene

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (CNA) - For over four centuries, a historical and iconic miraculous statue of Jesus Christ carrying his Cross has become an emblem of passion, struggle, and faith for Filipino Catholics. The life-size statue of Jesus is enshrined in the famous minor basilica popularly known as the Quiapo Church, located in the Archdiocese of Manila.