Young Catholic missionary helps ignite faith on college campus

Young Catholic missionary helps ignite faith on college campus

At the start of my college career my main hesitation had a lot to do with my Catholic faith. My biggest fear was that with all the distractions college provided, even those not inherently bad like school, work, and sports, I would lose my faith. And that fear was very real, but by the grace…
Novena to Holy Spirit begins today – first, oldest novena in the Church –

Novena to Holy Spirit begins today – first, oldest novena in the Church –

Join us in praying the Novena to the Holy Spirit, beginning today, May 22, 2020.  This is the first and oldest novena in the Church, having begun at Christ’s request of the Apostles as they gathered in fear in the Upper Room before the descent of the Holy Spirit upon them in what is now…
Historic Moment: Britons re-dedicate England to Our Lady, more than half a million take part

Historic Moment: Britons re-dedicate England to Our Lady, more than half a million take part

CNA—More than half a million people took part Sunday in the re-dedication of England to Our Lady Sunday, organizers have said. The English bishops had originally asked Catholics to gather in churches and cathedrals for the re-dedication at noon March 29. They were forced to change their plans when the government imposed a lockdown across…
Norbertine Fathers in California launch digital Advent calendar

Norbertine Fathers in California launch digital Advent calendar

CNA—A religious order in southern California is kicking off Advent with a digital calendar that allows Catholics to go more in-depth as they prepare for the Christmas season. The virtual calendar was launched on the first Sunday of Advent by the priests of the Norbertine order from St. Michael’s Abbey in Orange County, California. The…
Our Patient and Indulgent Mother Church

Our Patient and Indulgent Mother Church

Crisis—A few decades ago, I had lunch with Daniel Carroll in Howard County, Maryland, during which he used a pop-up toaster in his grand dining room, which was hung with ancestral portraits. There were many such portraits, for Dan was a direct descendant of the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll…
Millennial-to-Millennial Evangelization

Millennial-to-Millennial Evangelization

Steve Lewis isn’t a big name. Not even on your radar. He is a missionary.  But you won’t find him on the streets of an inner city or Third World country.  He’s not even a monk!  Yet he’s doing great missionary work in most unlikely of places: YouTube.  A 30-year-old, fully engaged, fully faithful young…