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Pauline sister's time travel series takes children back to Jesus' time

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CNS) -- Sister Maria Grace Dateno remembers reading voraciously as a child, but she never thought she would become an author of children's fiction about time travel.

Cartoonist Gary Cangemi does his part for the pro-life movement through ‘Umbert the Unborn’

Gary-Cangemi-BUTTON.jpgSome dedicated pro-life workers join protest marches. Others quietly pray in front of abortion centers. Gary Cangemi changes hearts and minds about abortion with a cartoon character. The talented graphic artist is the creator of “Umbert the Unborn” — a comic strip published regularly in the National Catholic Register and 100 diocesan newspapers and magazines (including the North Texas Catholic), church bulletins, and newsletters around the world. More than a million fans look forward to the regular antics of the precocious, pre-born baby boy as he anticipates life and all its potential from the comfort of a mother’s womb.

Younger sisters see smaller orders ahead, but say future still bright

SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- Some of Sister Chero Chuma's friends back in Kenya think she wasted her visa to the United States by becoming a religious and joining an order of mostly elderly nuns in the Seattle area.

Artists' work puts human faces on the complexities of the border

TUCSON, Ariz. (CNS) -- St. Thomas More Newman Center's walls, halls and even the water fountain in the lobby were decked out in a wide variety of artwork and found items, displayed artistically. But it was the rows of unmatched shoes that told the simplest story.

DFW Airport interfaith senior chaplain meets Pope Francis

DFW-Chaplain-_-Pope-BUTTON.jpgIf Pope Francis ever decides to visit the United States, flying into Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport might make the top of his “to do” list thanks to a goodwill gesture by the airport’s head chaplain. The Rev. D.D. Hayes, an ordained bishop of several non-denominational congregations who oversees the D/FW Airport Interfaith Chaplaincy, presented the pontiff with a DFW Airport paperweight during a June 19 audience in St. Peter’s Square.