JPII traveling monstrance comes to diocese, encourages prayer for those discerning vocations

GRAPEVINE — Praying in silence, more than a dozen Catholic men and women of all ages sat in the chapel the evening of May 25 at St. Francis of Assisi Church.

What Catholics are doing to help victims of predatory loans

WASHINGTON (CNA) — As the federal government considers regulating the infamous “payday loan” industry, Catholics are already acting to help borrowers saddled with loan debt.

Mother Maria of Jesus Crucified, beloved prioress of local Carmelites, dies at 82

ARLINGTON — Reverend Mother Maria of Jesus Crucified, OCD, the former Patricia Ann Brinkley, passed away May 6 — 54 years plus one day since receiving the Carmelite habit in 1962. She was 82.