Reading the Bible has had a positive effect on people's "mental well-being" during the pandemic, according to a Christian Research survey conducted in the United Kingdom.
Raised in a family where faith is important, Haley Bridges has always followed the Golden Rule. "I've grown up with being told to be nice to others, so it's like second nature to help anyone in general," said Bridges, a junior at St. Francis Xavier High School. In January, friends and strangers witnessed how Bridges put into practice the teaching found in Matthew 7:12.
A baseball card collection worth thousands of dollars was a split second away from being dropped into a trash can and disappearing forever in a landfill. Father John Ubel, rector of the Cathedral of St. Paul, recalled that moment more than 15 years ago when he was transferred to a different priestly assignment and wanted to purge some of his belongings. He wasn't sure what to do with a box containing hundreds of cards in mint condition from the 1970s.
The Catholic bishops of Texas said Feb. 20 that the generosity of their fellow Texans reaching out to help their neighbors, even while they are also managing their own needs during a historic winter storm, "is truly edifying."
Below-zero temperatures, teeth-chattering wind chills and deep snow turned the southern Plains into an Arctic landscape, forcing Catholic Charities agencies to adopt emergency measures to get people to safety.
As the COVID-19 pandemic nears its first full year, the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments reminded bishops that the guidelines it issued last year for celebrating the Holy Week and Easter liturgies would still be valid this year.
Celebrating its 90th anniversary, Vatican Radio received well-wishes from Pope Francis and an avid listener who is the second oldest person in the world.
A new attitude and approach toward the elderly are needed in today's world, especially in the places and ways they are cared for when they become more fragile, said the Pontifical Academy for Life.
Since childhood, the typical U.S. Catholic's response to Lent is giving up, as in "What are you giving up for Lent?"
Pope Francis leads his general audience in the library [...]