A Seminarian Thanksgiving in Rome

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Seminarians studying at the Pontifical North American College in Rome have a lot to be thankful for come Thanksgiving Day. Among them is their community, and also for home-baked pumpkin pie, made by their fellow students, the fifth-year student priests of the college.

St. Cecilia honored as patroness of musicians

(CNA) — St. Cecilia’s family was one of the principle families of Rome. According to the cultural custom of the time, Cecilia’s family betrothed her to a young man named Valerius.

Life of African-American priest told through play ‘From Slave to Priest’

CHICAGO (CNS) — The life of Fr. Augustus Tolton already reads like a novel and now it is immortalized on stage with the new play “Tolton: From Slave to Priest,” produced by St. Luke Productions from Battle Ground, Washington.

Blessed Solanus lived out faith, hope, charity every day, says cardinal

DETROIT (CNS) — Blessed Solanus Casey always said that “as long as there is a spark of faith,” there can be no discouragement or sorrow, said Cardinal Angelo Amato, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Saints’ Causes.

‘Helpers’ needed to deliver Merry Christmas within St. Vincent de Paul family

Santa Claus has some reliable helpers in the Southwest, but could certainly use more — about 700 more.

Thanksgiving: Faith in action shows gratitude

Herman D. Ray celebrates the unique American holiday of Thanksgiving as his ancestors once did — by thanking the Creator.

Puerto Rico archbishop sees spiritual rebirth after storm’s wrath

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Almost two months after the devastating winds and rains of Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of Puerto Rico, there is still no clear path to recovery.

For local Catholics, friar set for beatification an example of confidence, hospitality, humility

Fr. Eduardo Montemayor, SOLT, along with every other priest of his order, may owe his priesthood to Fr. Solanus Casey, the Franciscan friar set to be the second U.S.-born priest and first U.S.-born religious male to be beatified Nov. 18.

Encountering The Living Jesus Christ: Millennials seek meaningful relationships, sense of welcoming

Relationship-building is key to the New Evangelization. Many millennials in the Diocese of Phoenix are feeling a sense of loneliness or finding meaningful relationships, and do not feel welcomed by the Church, according to data collected from a survey presented at the diocesan V Encuentro / Fifth Encounter.

Discipleship: A Journey, not a Destination

Mark the Evangelist recounts a telling story about a blind man named Bartimaeus cured by Jesus because of his professed faith. After Bartimaeus was healed of his blindness, he followed Him “along the way” (Mk 10:52); that is, he became His disciple.