Rite of Election Brings Soon-To-Be Catholics Closer to Baptism

Hundreds of people took a big step in her journey to becoming Catholics by taking part in the Rite of Election on Sunday, Feb. 26 — a time-honored tradition that takes place annually on the first Sunday of Lent and signifies the fact that those who are to be baptized — called catechumens — have been chosen, or elected, by the Church. 

Women Reveal How Faith Helped Them Survive Breast Cancer

Grateful her cancer was caught early, Melissa Ortiz has now made it her mission to raise awareness of the importance of early detection. She organized a special prayer service at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Oct. 21 to drive home her message.