AN 18-month-old child is in a stable condition after spending almost 14 hours suspended in an overturned car, submerged in a freezing river.The child became trapped after her mother, Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck, 25, had an accident that sent the car into the Spanish Fork River in Utah.
Being single in the Catholic Church can be difficult. In this article, Gary Spence shares some of the efforts - and in some cases lack of effort - to care for unmarried people in our parishes. An important reminder for all parishes to include activities for single people outside the normal youth group range. Visit this article to read more.
Three missing British schoolgirls who left Britain to join Islamic State are believed to be staying at a house in al Raqqa. Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Amira Abase, 15, who flew to Istanbul from Gatwick Airport last month, have crossed into Syria, Sky News reports. Speaking from the Turkey-Syria border, Sky's Stuart Ramsay said: "We're being told tonight that they've crossed into Syria through a crossing... which is not too far from Kilis.
Italian film calls Pius, criticized for for turning blind eye to Nazi persecution of Jews, 'most misunderstood person of 20th century.'
Leah Libresco is a writer and school systems analyst based in Washington, D.C. A former atheist blogger and writer for the Huffington Post, Ms. Libresco stunned her readers in summer 2012 when she announced that she was converting to Catholicism. Raised in an atheist household on Long Island, she had graduated from Yale University in 2011 with a B.A. in political science.
Willy Herteleer, a homeless man who lived on the side streets outside St. Peter’s Basilica, made headlines after his death, when he received a special burial in the Vatican’s Teutonic Cemetery.
A priest has been killed in North Kivu, a conflict-torn province in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The murder of Father Jean-Paul Kakule Kyalembera “appears to be an act of banditry,” Bishop Théophile Kaboy Ruboneka of Goma told the Fides news agency.
Orange Sky Laundry’s Lucas Patchett and Nicholas Marchesi had reached 80 washloads and counting, four days after Cyclone Marcia devastated the Rockhampton/Yeppoon region.
A priest who witnessed to a miracle in communist Czechoslovakia in the 1940s was tortured and beaten to death for refusing to recant what his parishioners had seen. And now Catholics from the country are honoring his heroic virtue and pushing for him to be recognized as a martyr. At a recent gathering in Cihost' commemorating the priest's brutal death, his current successor at the parish church says he's grateful for efforts to overturn the decades-long silence on atrocities against Catholics in the 20th century. Visit this article to read more.
I was given an assignment for my theology class to create a mosaic. We had to recreate the icon of our choice. I instantly knew that I wanted to do Saint André. He is my patron saint and affects my daily life. As I was doing this project, which took all day to complete, I noticed something beautiful. I was spending hours putting tiny pieces of paper onto a poster board that would later create a larger image of someone amazing. Isn’t that what God did? He created the Earth for us. Then, He created us with a specific plan in mind.
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