"Creating a Culture of Encounter" is the theme of 2017's National Migration Week, an annual observance the U.S. Catholic bishops began over 25 years ago.
To complain to God in moments of doubt and fear like Abraham did is not something bad but rather is a form of prayer that requires the courage to hope beyond all hope, Pope Francis…
My favorite stories in The Leaven are those filled with miracles.
The pilot episode of NBC's drama "This Is Us" featured an eye-catching first scene. Pregnant with triplets, Rebecca Pearson (Mandy Moore) celebrated husband Jack's (Milo Ventimiglia) 36th birthday by dancing suggestively for him, while he…
The emergency response to a major typhoon that hit the northern Philippines Christmas Day and killed at least six people was slowed because some government and aid workers were on holiday leave, a Catholic Relief…
Sister Esther Fangman, OSB, has not experienced violence or torture firsthand. Yet, in listening to her clients share their stories, she has found herself drawn into a cause that is “dear to the church.”
Sister Martina Rockers remembers carrying supplies across the parking lot from St. Agnes High School to the brand-new Bishop Miege High School here the day the school opened.
One hundred years ago on Dec. 1, a group of marauding desert bandits dragged a priest/hermit out of his simple hut, assaulted him, bound him with ropes and threw him in a ditch.
Students at Church of the Nativity School here were decked in royal blue as they were welcomed into the school gymnasium by former Kansas City Royals players Dec. 6.
Christmas is a time for stories.