This sword-wielding Samurai just moved closer to sainthood

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — The martyrdom of a 16th-century Samurai who died for his Catholic faith was approved this week by Pope Francis, making the Japanese warrior one among nine other causes that advanced toward sainthood.

Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word bring a healing touch through their ministry

If you lived in Texas in 1866, you would see people recovering from the ravages of the Civil War while enduring a rapidly spreading cholera epidemic. But the Bishop of Galveston, Claude Marie Dubuis, saw “Our Lord Jesus Christ, suffering in the persons of a multitude of the sick and infirm of every kind.”

Exorcist films should teach how God always conquers evil, exorcist says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Movies depicting exorcisms could be an important medium for showing how God always triumphs over evil, but instead, they misrepresent the faith and exaggerate human and satanic powers over God, a leading exorcist wrote in the Vatican newspaper.

Guided by faith, prayer, and tenacity, Chuck Pelletier's work in pro-life ministry blossomed

Chuck Pelletier wasn’t in his usual spot at the Good Friday Rosary Vigil outside Fort Worth’s Planned Parenthood in 2013. Instead of leading more than 700 people in prayer, the longtime pro-life advocate was sick and unable to attend. It was the first time he missed the public witness against abortion in 28 years.

Rob and Debbie Meyer mix and mingle Santa and St. Nicholas

Many people spend the weeks before Christmas shopping for gifts, festooning their homes in garlands, and planning holiday get-togethers.