Take 5 with Father: Universal Messenger

Meet Father Philip Brembah, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Arlington, who says "it doesn’t matter where you come from or where you live, we all gather around the same table, the altar of sacrifice of the Lord."


Mercy unchained: How priests and deacons minister to imprisoned Catholics

When Father Richard Collins walks into one of the county, state, or federal prisons served by the Diocese of Fort Worth, he doesn’t worry about the welcome he’ll receive.


Dog's job at Oregon Catholic hospital: Comforting kids in emergency room

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — Wrangler doesn't have an MD and he can't write prescriptions, but he works hard to help children who are injured or ill and often scared.


Louisiana parishioners find 'I prayed' stickers help evangelize

BATON ROUGE, La. (CNS) — An Election Day mistake opened the door wide for some real evangelization.


Advent calendars: Old tradition and modern commercialism, same message

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Advent calendar with one tab or box to open each day for 24 or 25 days taps into something people really like: countdowns. It also highlights the anticipation that is at the heart of the four-week liturgical season of Advent.


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