Jessica Astudillo was in high school before she learned she was an undocumented immigrant. Her parents sat her down and told her the truth — they brought her to America from their native Ecuador when she was two years old.
The nation’s Catholic bishops have made progress in regaining the trust of the laity since approving a groundbreaking document in response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis two decades ago, but for Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory “the task is not complete.”
The Diocese of Owensboro parishioners came from all over the area for the procession and filled St. Joseph’s to the extent that it was standing room only. Afterwards, Mayfield residents reflected on how impactful that support was.
Money from the 1838 sale of 272 slaves by Jesuit priests in Maryland helped finance the expansion of the Church in states to the west and north, researchers say. The Jesuits are addressing that history, but some researchers say other institutions, such as colleges and universities, should do likewise.
In the span of a few hours at Comerica Park in Detroit at a May 31 Detroit Tigers game, Father Casey Cole heard a confession, and had a conversation about the faith with some tipsy young Catholics who noticed his Franciscan habit.
Father Richard Malloy has spent every summer since 2010 at Yellowstone National Park celebrating Masses, enveloped by nature, underneath a canopy of trees about 80-feet tall, and sometimes in the company of elk and buffalo that watch the services from afar.
When schools close for the summer, their websites and Facebook pages often get pretty quiet too. That’s not the case for Sacred Heart Catholic School in Uvalde, Texas, established in 1913 by the Teresian Sisters.
Standing outside the U.S. Capitol pleading with lawmakers to grant her and her peers a path toward citizenship is not how Zuleyma Barajas pictured her life 10 years after she was granted a temporary solution to remain in the U.S.
A federal grand jury June 15 indicted Nicholas John Roske, the man who had been found near the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh a week earlier with a gun, knife and pepper spray, saying he planned to kill the justice.
A Catholic education organization has launched a national teacher credential program that gives Catholic educators formation specific to the vocation, and also a potential alternative to a state teacher license.