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New Prague farmers to host archdiocese’s rural life celebration

On a recent sunny, summer day, Dick and Mary Jo Hruby of rural New Prague were cleaning up their yard ­— a yard the size of six city blocks — preparing to host the archdiocese’s annual celebration of rural life.

Louisiana chef says Fatima trip led to healing of debilitating foot injury

When meeting Louisiana chef John Folse, one immediately learns he is a man who believes in his Catholic faith.

Young adult leaders gather for post-synod discussion

Catholic young adults felt the hierarchy started listening to them in preparation for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on young people, and they will do whatever they can to make sure their voices continue to be heard, said a youth minister from New Zealand.

‘Minds, hearts’ shaken by fire at Florida co-cathedral, says rector

Masses for the vigil of the feast of Pentecost and for Pentecost were celebrated at the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More with the scars left by a June 5 fire in the sanctuary still very visible.

Vaccines preserve ‘moral health’ of communities, say Church experts

Measles, chicken pox and other diseases are making a comeback as more parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children out of the fear of side effects, especially with regard to the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine. Skeptics are concerned it leads to sickness autism or death.

Listening, mentoring key to keeping young adults, say Church workers

Curtis Martin, president and founder of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, or FOCUS, is pictured in a Jan. 1, 2015, photo. Martin says young people who stick to the Church are the ones who have discovered their first love: Jesus. The reason so many young people are drifting away is because the Church has "lost its voice," he said.

Vatican questions use of term ‘viri probati’

While the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon aims to highlight the damage wrought by climate change and exploitation, the possibility of ordaining married men to minister in remote areas of the rainforest continues to garner more attention.

In divisive times, Chesterton inspires unity among Catholics, author says

At a time when Catholics seem to be split between conservative or progressive factions, the life and works of English writer G. K. Chesterton can inspire men and women in the church to rise above conflict, said U.S. scholar Dale Ahlquist.

Lifetime film called an ‘extraordinary story of power of bravery, faith’

The story of an angry, ill boy, a school, an AK-47, and 500 rounds of ammunition, poised to end in tragedy, is rewritten by an empathetic bookkeeper, Antoinette Tuff, whose unswerving faith changes the boy's heart and saves countless lives.

Paris archbishop celebrates first Mass in Notre Dame since fire

The archbishop of Paris wore a hard hat as he celebrated the first Mass in Notre Dame Cathedral since a huge blaze devastated the landmark building in April.