Who was St. Peter Claver, whose tomb the Pope will visit this week?

CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA (CNA/EWTN News) — During his trip to Colombia, Pope Francis will visit Sept. 10 the home and shrine of St. Peter Claver, a Spanish missionary priest and fellow Jesuit who is the patron saint of Colombia.


From gangsta to Gospel

FORT WORTH  — There was a time when Carlos “C2six” Zamora enjoyed his reputation as a “gangsta” rap artist. All that changed one evening as he readied to take the stage for an “all ages” event in Fort Worth.


Take 5 with Father: from Poland, with love

FORT WORTH At 22, Fr. Bartomiej Jasilek, SVD, was finishing his paramedic studies in Poland and helping at his church as an altar server, lector, and youth leader. He wanted to marry and have a big family. Now he's a world away, serving as pastor of Our Mother of Mercy Parish in Fort Worth.


Georgia Tech punter forgoes final football season for seminary

ATLANTA (CNS) — Perseverance has been Grant Aasen's longtime ally. In recovering from a life-threatening injury, walking on to the Georgia Tech football team as a punter, and discerning the priesthood, Aasen has demonstrated a desire to succeed.


United in God’s grace: the importance of matrimony, plus why and how to convalidate a civil union

FORT WORTH — Strengthened in her faith. That’s how Elvira Linares describes herself. After 30 years living with her husband, Concepción Avila, Linares recently validated her marriage in the Catholic Church.