Wichita bishop brings formal report on war-hero priest to Vatican

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A week after the 65th anniversary of Father Emil J. Kapaun's capture in North Korea, the bishop of Wichita, Kansas, formally presented a report on the Army chaplain's life, virtues, and fame of holiness to the Congregation for Saints' Causes.

Pope gives interview to homeless vendor, reveals childhood memories

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Inundated with interview requests from major media outlets around the world, Pope Francis chose to sit down for an interview with a homeless man who makes his living selling newspapers in Netherlands.

Researcher finds something deep, life-changing within nuns' cloister

GLENMOORE, Pa. (CNS) — When independent filmmaker and artist Abbie Reese inaugurated her collaboration with the Poor Clare Colettine nuns at the Corpus Christi Monastery in Rockford, Illinois, she had a professional goal: nurturing a collaborative relationship that would serve as a backdrop to a young woman's transition from secular life into an alternative community.

Three local Franciscan orders continue to follow a humble path to Christ

FORT WORTH -- There is one name, St. Francis of Assisi, that comes up time and again whenever vocations to the religious life are discussed. The name is associated with a man who lived a minimalist lifestyle while sharing an infinite love for Christ.

Carrollton family uses passion for dance to promote importance of family time

CARROLLTON -- For the Hoffman family, nothing helps the time fly by like a good dance session — especially in the thick of a winter storm.