Forever in bluejeans: Icon painter brings Minnesota martyr to life

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Nick Markell had never heard of Christian Brother James Miller when Cretin-Derham Hall High School first commissioned the acclaimed artist to paint an icon of the martyr.

Advent matters

The secular world makes it so easy to forget a vital part of the Christian calendar: Advent.

Church becomes improvised morgue as Bolivian violence continues

Protesters brought the corpses to the brick and mortar church where autopsies were conducted to prevent others from "hiding the truth" about what happened to those killed.

Mission is seeking family members you don’t know yet, pope tells Thais

It was a message he told a stadium full of Massgoers and hospital staff. It's about sparking "a fire of hope" to reach out like the early missionaries.

Slain Jesuits remembered worldwide for sacrificing lives for poor, peace

It's been 30 years since they were killed on the grounds of Central American University in San Salvador, where they taught, lived and were fatally shot in a garden.

Students collect soil from lynching site in act to achieve racial justice

The young man was one of at least 28 African American victims of racial terror lynching killed in Maryland between 1877 and 1950.

Phoenix’s Institute of Catholic Theology partners course offerings with Franciscan University of Steubenville

The courses can be taken as stand-alone or grouped for an apologetics certificate.

Iowa youth help California, Alaska teens get to national youth conference

Youth from at least 13 parishes have helped, even if it's just $10 from each donor.

Archbishop Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21 at Peoria’s cathedral

PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria announced late Nov. 18.

Having a friend who is poor will help you get to heaven, pope says

"The poor are precious in the eyes of God," he said, because they know they are not self-sufficient... like beggars before God."