Priest's mission starts with getting people to the dinner table

BALTIMORE (CNS) -- For Father Leo Patalinghug, faith and food go hand in hand, or in cooking terms, they blend; there is no trick to folding one into the other.

What's the point of fasting, anyway?

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, Church Fathers have preached the importance of it — fasting is a powerful and fundamental part of the Christian life.


Wherever God calls: Locally, SVD priests continue the long-standing influence they've had worldwide

If you ask Father Brendan Murphy why he decided to become a Divine Word Missionary, his thoughts turn to Dublin, Ireland and his years as a young auto mechanic. The “aha” moment that eventually drew him to the seminary came when he was standing in front of a car’s engine wondering why it wouldn’t start.

As a young seminarian, priest recalls 'kidnapping' Mother Teresa

PONTIAC, Mich. (CNS) — There aren't many people who can get away with kidnapping a soon-to-be-saint, but Father Jim Kean managed it.

Msgr. Publius Xuereb, 47 years a priest, has never lost sight of beauty surrounding Christ's Church

ALEDO — Monsignor Publius Xuereb, pastor of Holy Redeemer Church in Aledo, is a man in close communion with Christ and a litany of saints. That spiritual relationship has grown strong over the years not only through prayer, but with the skillful hands of a craftsman passionate about repairing statues of Holy figures.