Living by church's calendar at home draws families closer to saints, Mass

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Growing up in St. Louis, Susanna Spencer loved her family's Advent tradition of adorning a Jesse Tree with Old Testament symbols leading up to Christ's birth.


Planes, circus trains, and automobiles: Fr. Jerry Ward's 50-year ministry

If you ask Father Jerome “Jerry” Ward to capture his priesthood in one memory, he takes a moment — but only a moment — to think about it.


The story of an underground Catholic priest in China

Madrid, Spain (ACI Prensa) — Fr. Joseph of Jesus is a Chinese priest, faithful to the Catholic Church. Life is not easy for Catholics in China. Those who adhere to Rome are persecuted by the Chinese government, which only grants freedom of worship to those belonging to the state-controlled Patriotic Church.


Take 5 with Father: building community from ballpark to monastery

Take 5 with Father Daniel Kelley, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Arlington, who loves conversion stories, the Texas Rangers, and the Mass.


Priest seen as 'Catholic Martin Luther King' who gave 'all to his faith'

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — The crowd in Holy Rosary Parish's Aquinas Hall, more than 250 strong, hushed as the lights dimmed for "Tolton: From Slave to Priest."