by Doug Weller SALINA, Kan. (CNS) — Ten years ago, Father Gale Hammerschmidt, then a seminarian, said he had no idea what to expect from Prayer and Action, a summer mission project he helped launch.…
A 225-foot tall hand-painted billboard welcomes the pope, who will be in New York, Sept. 24-26.
"Today's like the best day ever," said fourth-grader Farida Mintoumba upon the news that she's been chosen to meet the pope.
Pope Francis will need a popemobile in Washington, New York and Philadelphia, and besides, "there is always a reserve" in case of malfunction.
While pig wrestling may be history, it remains entrenched in the hearts of many.
Like the man himself, his images have become both a source of inspiration and of controversy.
The Conference of Major Superiors of Men overwhelmingly passed a resolution Aug. 7 committing to "a deeper engagement" to protect the earth and "cherish all creation."
Pope Francis, during his Sept. 26 speech at Independence Hall will use the lectern that was most famously used by President Abraham Lincoln when he gave his Gettysburg Address.
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has reached a $21 million settlement with abuse survivors, according to an Aug. 4 announcement.
Meeting the needs of the African-American population in Montgomery and its environs has been one of the chief aims of St. Jude since its founding in the 1930s, when Jim Crow laws were the order…