FIAT mission trip makes big impact in rural parishes

PENELOPE — For a group of University of Texas at Arlington students, spring break wasn’t about finding a sunny destination or taking the great American road trip. Rather, these students dedicated their time away from the classroom to helping rural parishes in the Diocese of Fort Worth as part of the Faith In Action Together (FIAT) young adult mission.

Walking the way to salvation

To fully understand the magnitude of Christ’s love for us, believers must understand the magnitude of his suffering.

Millions of pilgrims have travelled to Jerusalem to walk the Via Dolorosa, the way of sorrows that ends in Jesus being placed in the tomb. Locally, every Catholic has the opportunity to make a spiritual pilgrimage to the sites of Jesus’ Passion by meditating on the Stations of the Cross each Lent.

Special Olympians show world that 'every person is a gift,' pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The athletes of the Special Olympics witness to the world the beauty and value of every human life and the joy that comes from reaching a goal with the encouragement and support of others, Pope Francis said.

Patrick: the saint who knew what it was like to be a slave

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — Many know that Saint Patrick, bishop and missionary to Ireland, was once a slave — but few know of his heartfelt plea on behalf of girls and boys abducted into slavery.

LA archbishop illustrates topsy-turvy politics of Trump era

With the Donald Trump presidency we’re in a through-the-looking-glass moment in America, in which the previously implausible on multiple fronts has become the new normal. That includes the political profile of the U.S. Catholic bishops, and perhaps no one illustrates the point better than Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles.