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Msgr. Juan Rivero, pioneering diocesan priest, retires after 43 years of faithful service

As fall weather approaches, Monsignor Juan Rivero has plans to fire up his Dodge Ram three-quarter-ton diesel truck and put it to work. He’ll hook up his 35-foot RV to the gooseneck hitch in the truck bed and head on down the road with his three dogs — “Valentino,” a Chihuahua; “Zac,” a shepherd-lab mix; and “Dolce,” an English Mastiff.


Pope Francis to speak from lectern Lincoln used for Gettysburg Address

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- As lecterns go, it is strictly utilitarian, a simple walnut stand with none of the ornamentation commonly found in mid-19th-century furnishings.


After tending his FW flock for nine years, Fr. LeDoux will be leaving Our Mother of Mercy Parish

Crossing the threshold into the modest brick building at 1005 E. Terrell feels like entering a dimension where time stands still. The crowded foyer conveys a sense of some arrested activity: An upright piano tucked into one corner holds only a few of the bulletins, newspapers, boxes, books, and pamphlets inching their way toward the rooms flanking the entrance. 


Nuns, guns, and the Wild West -- the extraordinary tale of Sr. Blandina

SANTA FE (CNA/EWTN News) – The original Billy the Kid, a notorious bank and stage-coach robber of the Wild West, met his match in the most unlikely of people when he met Sister Blandina Segale.


Papal parenting guide: Francis delivers his own how-to for families

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis knows the family is made up of real people living in the real world, which is why he often gives down-to-earth advice. The Catholic Church has long taught that the family is a school of humanity — the first and best place to learn about love and respect.