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Following in the footsteps of St. Francis, local TORs continue to build up the Church

FORT WORTH -- Walking in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi, the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular (TOR) are taking time during “2015, The Year of Consecrated Life” to rediscover their roots, evaluate their present work, and reaffirm their efforts in serving Christ’s Church going forward.

Have a joke for the pope? It could benefit more than just funny bones

NEW YORK CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- The pope, a priest, and Bill Murray walk into a bar…Just kidding. Sort of. But if you can come up with a funny ending to that joke, you should “donate” it to the just-launched Joke with the Pope campaign, sponsored by the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States.

Blessed Junípero Serra described as missionary 'on fire' heeding Christ's call

SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- To Andrew Galvan, Blessed Junípero Serra is a stalwart of faith and mission worthy of the title "saint."

Women of Faith: Locals continue to be drawn to joy, ministry of HCG sisters

In designating “2015, The Year of Consecrated Life,” Pope Francis urged religious men and women who have given themselves to God to respond by being joyful.

9/11: When John Paul II grieved with America

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- As three airliners smashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001, Joaquín Navarro-Valls, then-director of the Vatican Press Office, delivered the news to Pope John Paul II.