Sandwiches for homeless changing lives of recipients, parishioners alike

WASHINGTON (CNS) – While driving to work with his son, Eric Von Gay Sr. noticed a homeless man walk out of his tent to look for food in the grass. That's when Eric Gay Jr. got the idea to "keep what Father Bill started."


Responsible Parents Are Open to Life

In an often-quoted and often-misunderstood section of the letter to the Ephesians, St. Paul begins a passage about wives and husbands with these words: Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ. (Eph 5:21ff)


Man's 'Ministry of the Walking Stick' shares insight into God's love

AKRON, Ohio (CNS) – An old stick in the woods might not conjure much emotion for someone on a woodland hike, but for Les Johnson a stick is the start of a prayerful journey.


Celebrating the Richness of Church Teaching

The Church’s teaching on contraception is not just a doctrine that states what not to do. Many people would benefit from knowing that it is a doctrine that explains how extraordinarily important is the act of having children.


How are parishes welcoming young adults?

Recently, while in Rome, we asked a longtime Vatican journalist how she keeps her faith strong while covering the ups and downs of church life. She pointed to St. Peter's Square behind her and remarked that "my faith isn't lived out there." She then added, "It's lived out in my local parish."