Irish-born religious recall leaving homeland to devote lives to U.S. kids

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio (CNS) — When Sister Anne McCrohan said goodbye to her parents and most of her 10 siblings at a train station in County Kerry, she thought it was forever.

Ritual, consistency lead to better participation at Mass, study suggests

DETROIT (CNS) — So who really is singing "Gather Us In" at Mass?

Canadian priest, former bar owner, helps people overcome addictions

QUEBEC CITY (CNS) — Redemptorist Father Andre Morency used to own a bar. But after his ordination in the early 1990s, he founded a unique shelter in Quebec City, where he has dedicated his life and ministry to offering a Catholic space for the men and women whose lives capsized because of alcohol addiction, drugs or gambling.

Take 5 with Father: ask questions, answer "yes"

Meet Father Ray McDaniel, who was thrilled to convert to Catholicism. But when his previous professional and personal dreams began to lose their luster, he began to suspect “God wanted more of me than just to be a Catholic.” 

Declaring God's glory

For more than a decade, Karen Del Castillo has served in the Diocese of Fort Worth, most recently as youth coordinator for her tri-parish community. Now, she and her two youngest children have recently departed on a two-year mission trip to northern Peru.