Church-run dining room on the border serves deportees
Jul 26 2010
NOGALES, Mexico – Victor Hernandez Martinez, a blacksmith with his own business near Seattle, was on his third day at the “Centro para Atenci›n a los Migrantes Deportados,” the Center to Help Deported Migrants, a few hundred yards inside the Mexican border from Arizona.

Hartford archdiocesan priest arrested on charges he stole parish funds
Jul 08 2010
HARTFORD, Conn. – Hartford archdiocesan officials said they were “deeply saddened” by the “profound effect” on a Waterbury parish of the July 6 arrest of its former pastor on charges he stole $1.3 million of the church’s money over a seven-year period.

Praying contemplatively
Mar 03 2010
“The eyes are the window to the soul.” The thought can be traced back to poet Cicero who wrote before Christ. For me, windows are a kind of eyes for my spiritual life.

Haig, a Catholic who served as U.S. secretary of state, dies at age 85
Feb 23 2010
Alexander M. Haig Jr., former U.S. secretary of state and retired four-star general who served as a top adviser to three presidents, died Feb. 20 of complications from an infection. He was 85.

Maryvale students find justice “is all worth it”
Feb 05 2010
Late on Feb. 2, juniors Michelle Rodriguez and Emma Baird were putting the finishing touches on preparations for Justice Advocacy Day at Maryvale Preparatory School in Brooklandville.

Wedding table themes take on creative, personal flair
Dec 17 2009
Meghan Walton and her fiance, Patrick, aren't quite sure what their favors will be, or if they will even have them, for their June 2010 wedding, but the table theme at their reception will reflect something special to both of them: the story of their engagement.

This Christmas season, focus on the good
Dec 17 2009
If I was running a pro-life pregnancy center, and I was required by the new law to post a sign stating the services the center did not provide, I might post the following sign: “This center attempts in every way possible to help pregnant women to have healthy and happy babies. We are not, however, part of the abortion industry, and, consequently we neither counsel, nor participate in, the dismembering and killing of little ones in their mothers’ wombs. We believe that every baby deserves a birth day not a death day.”

Beans and Bread awaits upgrades
Dec 09 2009
Administrators of Beans and Bread and opponents of a $4.5 million renovation and expansion to its resource center agree that clients should wait for services inside the facility, rather than on the street.

Ijamsville youths spread Thanksgiving bounty
Dec 01 2009
IJAMSVILLE – If cooking a turkey dinner is a way of putting faith into action, the youths of St. Ignatius of Loyola have voted to act with their feet and their paring knives.

College students across all majors strive to end human trafficking
Nov 29 2009
WASHINGTON – Students at Catholic universities across the country are united in a common goal: working to eradicate human trafficking domestically and internationally.