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.

Deportations bring a bitter rift among immigration reform advocates

The united front of President Barack Obama and advocates for comprehensive immigration reform has tarnished and taken on an increasingly bitter tinge over deportations.

Faith, love and flexibility: Longtime married couples share all three

"We've always had God at the top and we let him decide," added Yvette, 93.

Fr. Peter Dobrowski, newly-retired pastor of Bullhead City parish, reflects on his priesthood

Ask most first-graders what they hope to be when they grow up and you’ll get the standard responses — firefighter, doctor, police officer, teacher or pro baseball player. But from the age of 6, Peter Dobrowski knew he had a different calling. He felt the persevering inner tug of the Holy Spirit to serve God as a priest.

Buffalo protocols for addressing abuse claims scrutinized by ’60 Minutes’

How the Diocese of Buffalo handles cases of priests suspected of abuse was the subject of a report Oct. 28 by the CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes," which talked to a woman who leaked diocesan files on those priests to a local TV station.

Spellers with parish, school ties vie in state bee

With 27 of State 48’s top elementary school spellers gathered in one room — in this case the KAET studios at Arizona State University’s downtown campus — there’s bound to be some stiff competition.

Convocation delegates sent home to imitate Jesus in reaching the margins

ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — Jesus took a few loaves and fishes and turned them into a feast for thousands, offering the Church an example of faith in action, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said in sending 3,500 delegates home from the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America.”

Holy Week, Easter provide new beginnings

When you get right down to it, the message of Easter is one of hope. Jesus is victorious over sin and death and offers each of us the gift of new life.

Pope’s New Year priorities: Refugees, youths, trips, more Curia reform

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Foreign trips, a focus on the rights and needs of migrants and refugees and a Synod of Bishops dedicated to young people all are on the 2018 calendar for Pope Francis.

Advent message

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