Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York says one of the virtues of rural life is the number of priests who come from country parishes. The Diocese of Salina would seem to confirm that.

Tony Horinek has run the family farm for decades and encouraged both sons to consider the priesthood, "but they did the next best thing and brought back holy wives" who support the family tradition.


The Benedictines of Mary are a contemplative order who is once again making some noise by releasing its fourth musical album tomorrow. "Easter at Ephesus" is a 27-track album that features a seasonal array of chants and hymns.

A Phoenix priest working for the charitable arm of the Holy Father and assisting with the Church’s humanitarian work around the globe, got the surprise of his life.

As Catholics are encouraged to make going to confession a significant part of their lives during Lent, Pope Francis offered some quick tips to help people prepare for the sacrament of penance.

A homeless man who faithfully attended Mass at a church inside Vatican City for decades was buried in a Vatican cemetery after it was discovered he had died and was left unidentified in a hospital morgue.

The Middle East is suffering a "Way of the Cross" that is the greatest tragedy since World War II, Melkite Catholic Patriarch Gregoire III Laham said in a Lenten message about suffering.

The flow of people out of Syria has overwhelmed neighboring countries, with grave long-term ramifications for the region, said John Klink, who has spent much of his life with humanitarian agencies.

Two-month-old Gabriel Caicedo is one of 78 children who have been saved by a new medical protocol being used to reverse the effects of the RU-486 abortion regimen in its early stages. The baby is "the light of our life," said his father, Chris Caicedo.

Lebanon has seen around four times as much precipitation as the same period last year. The weather, along with the substandard living conditions, has exposed half a million refugees living in some 600 tented settlements to additional hardship.


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