Iowa mother, 89, relishes her caregiver role for disabled 63-year-old son

VICTOR, Iowa (CNS) — Verabeth Bricker entered motherhood in 1949 without a clue that she'd still be changing diapers 67 years later. The third of her six children, David, 63, has a developmental disability and requires hands-on care and patience.

Benedictine nuns back at it again with a new album

KANSAS CITY (CNA) — A new album from the chart-topping community of Benedictine nuns in rural Missouri has an intimate selection of the songs they sing when they gather for Eucharistic Adoration at their monastery.

How Swiss Guards are bringing the Vatican to your kitchen

VATICAN CITY (CNA) — A native of Zurich, Switzerland, David Geisser was a chef prodigy.

Why Iraq wasn't what I thought

ERBIL, Iraq (CNA) — Loai Behnam Toubia pulls up his shirt, uncovering a thick, dark scar – probably 10 inches long – that tears vertically down his large, round belly.

Two parishes share their love and labor aiding Appalachian neighbors

WICHITA FALLS  For 12 adults and seven youth of two of the diocese’s Sacred Heart churches, one in Seymour and one in Wichita Falls, their mission trips to the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky in March were a lesson in serving their neighbors.