Catholic Charities Pandemic Assistance Totals Nearly $400 Million

Scott Milliken has seen a lot of people come through the doors at the Father English Center’s food pantry during his years as CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey, but not like the numbers since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March.

U.S. House Appropriations Measure Blocks Conscience Protection Rule

An omnibus appropriations bill approved by the House July 31 to fund a dozen federal departments and agencies blocks a conscience protection rule for health care providers who do not want to participate in abortion, sterilization or assisted suicide on religious or moral grounds.

A Sweet Ministry: Catholic Cookie Baker Shares Joy, One Bite At a Time

Genevie Alejandro never expected her future in the baking entrepreneurial world to begin with a bishop. But in April of 2020, she made her first batch of sugar cookies, shaped as priests with their Roman collars, for the birthday of Bishop Steven J. Lopes, the leader of the diocese that Pope Francis created in unison with the Anglican church — the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter.

MLB’s First Woman Coach a ‘Go-Getter’ at Jesuit University

Another barrier in the sports world was broken July 20 when Alyssa Nakken coached first base in the late innings of an exhibition game between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics, thus becoming the first woman to appear in uniform on the field during a major league baseball game. The Giants won the game, 6-2.