Pew survey shows majority of Catholics don’t believe in ‘Real Presence’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A new study about the level of Catholic belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist showed that a majority of Catholics do not believe that the bread and wine used at Mass become the body and blood of Christ.

Final public Mass, tears mark closing of Poor Clare monastery in Memphis

Franciscan sisters have prayed there for 87 years. The four remaining sisters will transfer to two other Poor Clare communities.

Texas author’s book a ‘love letter’ to Paris cathedral, the French people

He's Texan, but has lived all over France. His book is a love letter for the French and people of any faith whose heart ached to see the cathedral burn.

Couples invited to grow in holiness at conference to be offered in two locations...

A conference featuring three nationally known speakers plus two dynamic local priests promises to equip couples with the tools to renew their marriages.

Pope calls on nations to protect lives, dignity of war victims

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Marking the anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, Pope Francis urged nations to recall the need to protect the life and dignity of the victims of war and armed conflict.

St. Timothy parishioner elected to Knights’ international board

MINNEAPOLIS — Sean Halpain, immediate past state deputy for Knights of Columbus Arizona State Council, was elected to the Supreme Board of Directors for the 2 million-member group. He will serve three years.

Feast of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), OCD

(CNA) —St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, also known as St. Edith Stein, converted from Judaism to Catholicism in the course of her work as a philosopher, and later entered the Carmelite Order. She died in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz in 1942.

‘Crosses for losses’ aim to bring comfort at scenes of mass shootings

This man has traveled the country for 20-some years delivering more than 26,000 crosses.

Teen who died saving classmates in school shooting made a Knight

MINNEAPOLIS (CNS) — As residents of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, mourned the loss of 31 people in mass shootings Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, the Knights of Columbus honored a teen who died in May trying to save the lives of his classmates during a shooting at his suburban Denver high school.

Cathedral community mourns passing of retired rector

The opened blinds in his family room were a daily signal he was up and about and could receive visitors. One day, that signal never came.