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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.