WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In an era where Catholics are pretty much an afterthought on television, the sight of any cleric on the small screen almost immediately evokes thoughts of "the next Bishop Sheen" — the 1950s prime-time inspirational program host Archbishop Fulton Sheen.
Eighteen-year-old Joseph didn’t spend June 26-28 weekend going to the beach or Six Flags with friends. Instead of enjoying typical summer amusements, the St. Andrew parishioner packed a bag and traveled to the University of Dallas in Irving to take part in a Vocation Awareness Program (VAP).
People respond differently to life-changing adversity. Some shake their fist at the heavens and cry, “Why me?” Others may wallow in despair and become depressed, reclusive or mean-spirited.
You never know how many lives a simple postcard can touch. When Alice Curran responded to a mailed advertisement for a new religious studies program at Canisius College several decades ago, the Buffalo, New York native had no idea the experience would lead to a life-long career helping others encounter Christ.
If you drive the highways and byways of Fort Worth, chances are you regularly travel over several of the 50 bridges in the area designed by Father Kyle Walterscheid, pastor of St. John Paul II University Parish in Denton.