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Our Feature Articles

9/11: When John Paul II grieved with America

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- As three airliners smashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001, Joaquín Navarro-Valls, then-director of the Vatican Press Office, delivered the news to Pope John Paul II.

Keith Parker's spiritual journey took him from Zen Buddhism to Catholicism

When Keith Parker tells his conversion story, a look of astonishment usually blankets the face of his listener. After all, it’s not every day you meet a former Zen Buddhist at St. Maria Goretti Church.

Stephen Colbert, in interview, discusses faith, joy, and humor

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Stephen Colbert, who took over Sept. 8 as host of “The Late Show” on CBS, said in an interview for Canada's Salt + Light Television that his “Colbert Report” character was intended to be a “well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot.”  

Pope addresses Catholics in L.A., Chicago, Texas on ABC special

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis gave words of affirmation and encouragement to predominantly Hispanic audiences gathered in Los Angeles, Chicago, and a small town on the U.S.-Mexico border who had little clue they had been selected for a “virtual audience” with the pope.  

Several orders of nuns bringing 'spiritual flavor' to classrooms around the diocese

As recently as two generations ago, Catholic schools were largely staffed and run by sisters. That time has passed, but several orders still work in education in our diocese, bringing a deeper dimension of spirituality and a unique perspective on living our faith to the students who are blessed by them.