What's the point of fasting, anyway?

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, Church Fathers have preached the importance of it — fasting is a powerful and fundamental part of the Christian life.


Wherever God calls: Locally, SVD priests continue the long-standing influence they've had worldwide

If you ask Father Brendan Murphy why he decided to become a Divine Word Missionary, his thoughts turn to Dublin, Ireland and his years as a young auto mechanic. The “aha” moment that eventually drew him to the seminary came when he was standing in front of a car’s engine wondering why it wouldn’t start.

As a young seminarian, priest recalls 'kidnapping' Mother Teresa

PONTIAC, Mich. (CNS) — There aren't many people who can get away with kidnapping a soon-to-be-saint, but Father Jim Kean managed it.

Msgr. Publius Xuereb, 47 years a priest, has never lost sight of beauty surrounding Christ's Church

ALEDO — Monsignor Publius Xuereb, pastor of Holy Redeemer Church in Aledo, is a man in close communion with Christ and a litany of saints. That spiritual relationship has grown strong over the years not only through prayer, but with the skillful hands of a craftsman passionate about repairing statues of Holy figures.

What comes after 'yes': Preparing men for the priesthood in the Diocese of Fort Worth

As the Year of Consecrated Life comes to an end, we look at the beginning of consecrated life in the Diocese of Fort Worth: the years between saying “yes” to God’s call and receiving Holy Orders as a priest.