Local faithful join together to shield police officers with prayer

ARLINGTON — When Tim Henz joined the Arlington Police Department 33 years ago at the age of 21, he was one of the youngest men hired by the growing city to patrol the streets and hunt down lawbreakers.


Longtime lector remembers his journey to the Catholic faith

WICHITA FALLS — This summer, as Dr. Tom Hoffman retired after 38 years as a lector trainer at Sacred Heart Church in Wichita Falls, he reflected on how the Holy Spirit led him from being non-Christian to an active member of the Catholic Church.


Mother Teresa knew what being unloved felt like, priest says

ROME (CNS) — In the chapel of the first house Blessed Teresa of Kolkata established in Rome, Father Brian Kolodiejchuk of the Missionaries of Charity talks about her life, mixing the concrete and even mundane with the spiritual and even mystical.


On 'Mercy Friday,' pope visits women rescued from prostitution

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Continuing his Year of Mercy practice of going one Friday a month to visit people facing special struggles, Pope Francis paid a surprise visit to a community helping 20 young women get their lives back together after being rescued from prostitution.


Woman recalls journey from suffering after abortion to forgiveness

GREENSBURG, Pa. (CNS) — Back in 1974, a year after abortion was fully legalized in the United States, Katherine White was enjoying her senior year of college. Her parents were proudly anticipating her graduation; she would be the first college graduate in the family.