Father Joseph Gibino was teaching theology at St. John’s University in the late 1990s when he noticed students shifting their views on spirituality.
Updated Data Showing Faith Can Aid in Recovery Prompts Support, Skepticism
An updated version of a 2019 paper that cites the presence of religious belief as an aid in recovery, particularly from mental health and substance abuse issues, has met with both support and skepticism.
A Cut Above: Catholic Hairstylist Uses Her Talents As Evangelization Tools
If you’re looking for a decent haircut in the midst of a global pandemic, we know a place. Take a walk inside the small, quaint entrance of Bellus Salon in Houston and you might be surprised to find a crucifix, prayer cards, and relics of St. John Paul II all before you sit down in the barber’s chair.
For Jewish Chaplain, 54 Years And Counting on Police Force
With a handshake and a smile, Rabbi Alvin Kass focuses on what he does best: serving the NYPD and God.
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.
Knights Give More Than $185 Million to Charity, 76 Million Service Hours in 2018
The New Haven-based Catholic fraternal organization announced its charitable activity over the last year in a July 31 news release, issued ahead of its annual Supreme Convention in Minneapolis Aug. 6-8.
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.
Religious Sisters at Forefront of Fight Against Human Trafficking, Slavery
A worldwide network of 2,000 Catholic religious sisters marked the 10th anniversary of its efforts to combat human trafficking and slavery July 29.
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.