Costly weddings could be crippling for new marriages

Noting the sharply increasing costs of weddings, marriage advocates have begun to urge couples to be less extravagant in their nuptial celebrations for the good of their relationships.


An empty tomb and a bodily resurrection: why it matters

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholics and other Christians have grown up believing in the Resurrection, but the Apostles themselves were among the first who were skeptical that Jesus arose from the dead.


Roman Missal calls Easter Vigil 'mother of all vigils' for a reason

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Catholic Church pulls out all the stops for the Easter Vigil, the Mass celebrated on Holy Saturday.


Clothed in compassion

Losing a baby is something you never plan. Parents expect to deliver a healthy child and spend the pregnancy months choosing just the right “going home” outfit and preparing the nursery.


Take 5 with Father: Sharing joy with all of God's creation

Take 5 with Father Manuel Holguin, parochial administrator of St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Fort Worth. He is also associate vocations director for the Diocese of Fort Worth.