On Solid Ground: Early North Texas communities build on Catholic foundations

To understand how the earliest Catholic churches and communities were formed in today’s Diocese of Fort Worth, it is helpful to take a step back and read the words of the prophet Isaiah in his exhortation to trust in the Lord: “Listen to me, you who pursue justice, who seek the LORD; Look to the rock from which you were hewn, to the quarry from which you were taken...” (51:1)


Pascal Siakam: How a Toronto Raptors star got his start in seminary

TORONTO, Canada (CNA) — When Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam enters Game 3 of the NBA Finals Wednesday night, he will cross himself and then point upward to the sky. The cross will be to help him remember to give glory to God. The finger point will be for his dad.


Painting portraits of modern saints 'has changed' artist's spiritual life

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Despite a longtime love for painting and a bachelor's degree in studio art, Bernadette Gockowski set down her brushes after college. For nine years, she didn't make art.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Despite a longtime love for painting and a bachelor's degree in studio art, Bernadette Gockowski set down her brushes after college. For nine years, she didn't make art.


A joyful sound: how liturgical music unites us and points us toward the divine


Singing is a gift that can express joy, trust, repentance, and love. It elevates the soul, making it “more sensitive to the voice of the Spirit,” Pope Francis told the Alumni of Heaven Choir Association during the group’s 50th anniversary celebration last year. “Music and singing are capable of transmitting the beauty and strength of Christian love.”


The case for life - Part 3

Macaria carried a lot of guilt and suffering — an oppressive amount — until a fateful day when she took her then three-year-old son to Mass.


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