After EWTN interview at March for Life, Maria Conley has sent pro-life prayer cards across country

EWTN-Screenshot-for-BUTTON.jpgWhen Maria Conley and other members of the Respect Life group at Holy Family Church decided to design a parish Prayer for Life card, she never thought the beautifully worded petition would someday capture national attention.

Msgr. Phil Johnson (1938-2013) left his legacy at St. Vincent de Paul, St. Michael parishes

“Humorous.” “Warm.” “Vibrant.” “Friendly.” Compassionate.” “Energetic.” “Collaborative.” “Joyful.” “A leader.” “An organizer.” ‘”Visionary.” Monsignor Philip Louis Johnson was thus lovingly described at his funeral Mass, celebrated April 25 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Arlington, a parish he founded in 1976 and led as its pastor until 2001.

Helping young people build a relationship with Jesus Christ at Youth 2000

Youth 2000 retreats put on by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal tackle issues and problems facing today’s young people, but Brother Crispin Rinaldi’s message of hope and life held special meaning for one group visiting from a Houston-area parish whose youth ministry is mourning the recent suicide of a 15-year-old member of their group.