The Holy Land without Christians? Franciscans bolster dwindling minority

FORT WORTH — As the Franciscans prepare to celebrate the 800th anniversary of their arrival in the Holy Land, the order’s effort to keep the Christian faith alive in the places where it was born has never been more important — or challenging.

How should a Catholic respond to mass shootings?

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — When Monsignor Robert Weiss gathered with parents in Connecticut after 11 children were killed in a nearby shooting, the room went silent and one person called for prayer.

Once abandoned himself, Kenyan man now shelters thousands of kids

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Charles Mully has had an incredible life story. And he's not finished yet.

British Benedictine, 82, creates mural to capture order's charisms

LONDON (CNS) — When Mother Joanna Jamieson went back to art school after more than 60 years in a Benedictine convent, she was likened by one British national newspaper to an "intergalactic time traveler" who hadn't heard a record by the Beatles or seen a James Bond film.

For homeless woman, Rome trip proves that 'good things can happen'

Rome, Italy (CNA) — After a long struggle with alcoholism and homelessness, Melanie Medina has turned her life around. She said that a recent pilgrimage to Rome has proven that change is possible, and that “good things can happen.”