Leo House: One of Many ‘Christians Inns’ Around the World

Tucked away on West 23rd Street in Manhattan is a guesthouse that offers Mass at 7 a.m. and a rosary group at 3 p.m. on most days. The Leo House is one of several Christian “hotels” in New York City. Michael Coneys, its president, said the guesthouse gets about 40,000 customers a year from tourists to business travelers to those visiting sick friends or family.

In Letter, Pope Encourages Priests Dejected by Abuse Crisis

Pope Francis acknowledged the shame and frustration felt by priests who are discouraged by the actions of fellow clergy members who betrayed the trust of their flock through sexual abuse and abuse of conscience and power.

California Catholics Urged to Pray for Defeat of Medication Abortion Bill

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco is urging Catholics in the archdiocese to join in a novena for the defeat of a “dangerous and unprecedented” bill requiring California State and University of California college health centers to provide medication for abortions.

Donor Gets to See the Woman He Helped Save

A Times Square billboard paved the way for a meeting at Citi Field on July 24, when the Mets played the San Diego Padres, as longtime Mets fan Ruth Tisak met NYPD Detective Michael Lollo for the first time after Lollo donated one of his kidneys to Tisak last December.

Put Your Faith Above Your Feelings

by Father John Catoir, JCD

We celebrate the birthday of the Church on Pentecost Sunday 50 days after Easter. The Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles, and transformed them from the frightened men they had become after the crucifixion, into the courageous Apostles of Jesus Christ, who fearlessly faced martyrdom.

Technology and Faith

I once asked some high school students to identify a couple of trees – a birch and an elm – based on pictures of their leaves. They offered a few sheepish guesses: Oak? Maple? They kept guessing.

Faith and Purpose Inspire Action

by Msgr. Joseph P. Calise

MOTHER’S DAY HAS a very interesting history. The idea was first proposed by Ann Jarvis who held a memorial in 1905 for her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, to pay tribute for all she had done to help the wounded on both sides of the Civil War.