Everything you need to know about Pentecost

This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter season and celebrates the beginning of the Church. Here’s what you need to know about the feast day.


A Jesuit chaplain shepherds Congress' divided flock

In his youth, Jesuit Father Patrick J. Conroy pictured himself as a lawyer and a senator, working in the deep recesses of Washington's U.S. Capitol building. In a way, he's doing just that but not in the way he imagined.


The tale of two schools and how they are changing young lives in Honduras

FORT WORTH Gustavo Villanueva pulled out a thick golden envelope on a recent afternoon. Flipping it open, he ruffled through the dozens of letters he’s received from grateful students at the two schools that Educate the Children-Honduras is sponsoring in the country’s rural and mountainous Olancho region.


Why women aren't choosing adoption – and how pro-lifers can change that

At 21 years old, Millie Lopus was pregnant and scared. A rising college senior at Loyola University Maryland, she was being pressured into having an abortion by her ex-boyfriend, the father of the child.


A heart for the poor

Sometimes, “no” means “not yet.” In the 1960s and ‘70s, Father Robert Thames heard “no” a lot when he requested to be assigned missionary work.  When he finally received the “yes,” he made the most of it.