50 years later, truth remains

It’s been called many things by many people. Everything from “that damn encyclical” to “watershed” and a “prophetic statement,” Dr. Janet Smith points out in her essay on Humanae Vitae, “A Generation Later.”

Does faith get a yellow card at the FIFA World Cup?

Washington D.C. (CNA) — As a passionate soccer fan, Jennifer Bryson has been faithfully watching every game she can during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. But as a religious freedom expert, she’s found herself wondering how, and why, soccer authorities regulate the many religious expressions on display in the international soccer tournament.

Rebuilt from the ashes: The story of an American basilica

Norfolk, Virginia (CNA) — An immigrant parish, burnt down, with only the crucifix remaining. A parish rebuilt, transformed and a key part in giving back to the community. In a sense, one parish’s story of struggle, pressure and rebirth is metaphor for the American Catholic experience.

Reaching the forgotten

Volunteers received and returned hugs, handshakes, and high fives as they worked through the double line of about 60 inmates early morning May 19 at Bridgeport Correctional Facility — not a scene most associate with prison life and also a first for the Diocese of Fort Worth. 

Blanketed in love

Twice each month, a circle of seamstresses gather inside Bea Schmidtzinsky’s home in Aledo to piece together carefully chosen blocks of fabric into quilts.