Be fruitful and multiply

many kids on stairwell

Last year, French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking at a Gates Foundation event in New York, suggested that no well-educated woman would have a large family. "Present me the woman who decided, being perfectly educated, to have seven, eight or nine children," he said.

Almsgiving: An overshadowed Lenten pillar has something to say

A mother who has been part of a Catholic Relief Services' program for family nutrition prepares beans for the family's seven children at their home in Konjiko, Kenya, May 1, 2019.

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When it comes to the three pillars of Lent, almsgiving is a little bit like the middle child, not always getting the attention that prayer and fasting do.

Inviting neighbors to say Rosary together leads to community of prayer

Jennie and Kevin Punswick, pictured at far left and in front of window, pray the rosary with family and friends at their home in Overland Park, Kan., Jan. 12, 2020.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (CNS) — It was an invitation Erin Joerger never expected to receive from a neighbor: "We're going to watch the Super Bowl and pray the Rosary before. Come over."

Take 5 with Father: Faith, Community, Service

Khoi Tran

Meet Father Khoi Tran, parochial administrator of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish in Burkburnett, St. Paul Parish in Electra, and Christ the King Parish in Iowa Park, who you might find in the community or on social media.

Catholic high school welcomes students with special needs into new program

Two Bernadette Scholars hug after completing their entry in a home economics cupcake competition in December 2019.

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (CNS) — Grocery shopping and Christmas-themed aerobics classes are not part of a typical high school curriculum. But at Marian High School, they offer important lessons for some students.