Several orders of nuns bringing 'spiritual flavor' to classrooms around the diocese

As recently as two generations ago, Catholic schools were largely staffed and run by sisters. That time has passed, but several orders still work in education in our diocese, bringing a deeper dimension of spirituality and a unique perspective on living our faith to the students who are blessed by them.

Is this what Saint Rose of Lima looked like?

LIMA, PERU (CNA/EWTN News) -- The face of the first saint of the New World may be better known than ever, thanks to a team of scientists that has analyzed the skull of Saint Rose of Lima.

Pope Francis to see 'Homeless Jesus' during U.S. visit

WASHINGTON -- When Pope Francis approaches the Catholic Charities building in downtown Washington during his U.S. visit in September, he will encounter a "homeless person" covered in a blanket laying on a park bench.

How 5,000 relics found a home in a Pittsburgh chapel

PITTSBURGH (CNA/EWTN News) -- Nestled in a sleepy neighborhood in the hills rising over Pittsburgh lies a small chapel. Inside St. Anthony’s Chapel lies a piece from the Crown of Thorns, a tooth of St. Anthony of Padua, and more than 5,000 other verified relics, or remains, of saints from around the world.

Popemobile shipped to U.S. ahead of pope's arrival

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- More than a month before Pope Francis was scheduled to arrive in the United States, his ride landed on U.S. shores.