Advent's focus is waiting for Christmas but also includes lots of feasts

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Although the four weeks of Advent focus on waiting for Christmas, the Church does not just sit around and wait for the main event.

Planes, trains, and automobiles deliver native son to priesthood

You might say that Father Jack McKone, a native of Fort Worth, took a circuitous route toward his priestly vocation. Thirty years of working in parts and service for major automobile dealers in the area, several years of serving as a navigator aboard a vintage WWII B-17 “Flying Fortress,” and a lifelong passion for model trains all eventually led Fr. McKone in the right direction.

'Journeying with God is central to Advent'

Why does our loving, all-powerful God allow suffering to happen? What does it mean that we are living in a time after Christ, after God became man, when the world has remained a place of strife, stamped with malice and selfishness?

National Geographic magazine's cover story reveals Mary's appeal

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Maureen Orth, a special correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine who has written about music icons, world leaders, and Hollywood celebrities, tackled a completely different subject for National Geographic magazine: the Virgin Mary.

Doctor in the house of God: How Father Michael Moloney went from physician to priest

WINDTHORST — Through the wisdom and experience that came after many years of practicing medicine, Michael Moloney, M.D., found just the cure for what was ailing many of his patients.