Wisconsin student gives car won in raffle to co-worker who biked to work

By |2021-02-26T09:22:18-06:00February 26, 2021|World News|

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.

Priest plans to auction coveted baseball cards to aid low-income students

By |2021-02-24T13:04:22-06:00February 24, 2021|World News|

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.

Bishops say fellow Texans’ help for one another amid storm is ‘edifying’

By |2021-02-22T11:34:11-06:00February 22, 2021|World News|

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."

Severe weather prompts emergency response from church leaders as Lent begins

By |2021-02-18T07:42:23-06:00February 18, 2021|World News|

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.

Vatican reminds bishops of Holy Week guidelines during pandemic

By |2021-02-17T09:29:39-06:00February 17, 2021|World News|

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.

Pandemic shows need for new model of care for elderly, academy says

By |2021-02-15T12:51:10-06:00February 15, 2021|World News|

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.

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