Man builds replica of St. Peter's Square with 36,000 toothpicks

The Eiffel Tower, the Roman Coliseum, the Statue of Liberty, and the Taj Mahal are just some of the universal monuments that a Colombian teacher makes to scale out of little wooden sticks (toothpicks).


Take 5 with Father: Joyful missionary finds love everywhere

Take 5 with Father Balaji Boyalla, SAC, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Mineral Wells and St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Graford. He is also dean of the Southwest Deanery.


When the sun danced: 100 years later, Our Lady of Fatima continues to mystify, inspire

FORT WORTH — While in Rome to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, Charles DeCastro asked his wife, Moneta, what gift he could give her to remember the occasion.


Learn to know Jesus' voice by reading the Bible, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To know and follow Jesus, a Christian must read the Bible and learn to pray with it, allowing the Holy Spirit to help one understand it and put it into practice, Pope Francis said.


No secret: Last three popes share close bond to Fatima

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recent popes have had a special affection for Our Lady of Fatima, but no pope's connection can match that of St. John Paul II.