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New Academy Offers One-of-a-Kind Tools for the Trades

By Joan Frawley Desmond | Brian Black is the president and co-founder of Harmel Academy, a residential Catholic trade school for men that will open in the fall of 2020 on the campus of Kuyper...

Catholic Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich

By Alexandra Greeley | Renowned celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich runs a culinary empire—she owns 11 Italian American  restaurants in the United States. She has her own television series, Lidia’s Kitchen. She has written 16...

Is Your Parish Bogged Down in Pay-to-Pray Evangelism?

By Jennifer Fitz | Recently the Sunday Gospel instructed: Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you. (Luke...

Helping Catholic Kids Learn with Head and Heart

By Kathy Schiffer | When Pope John Paul II released the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Catechesi Tradendae in 1979, it was intended to emphasize the importance of catechesis, especially for youth and young adults. Originally...

Cardinal Marx Says German ‘Synod’ Will Proceed Despite Vatican Objections

By Ed Condon/CNA | MUNICH — The head of the German bishops’ conference told Vatican officials last week that addressing controversial theological topics during the German bishops’ proposed “binding synodal...

Asia Bibi, Modern Confessor of the Faith

By Nina Shea | Asia Bibi, at last, has spoken. Earlier this month, the Catholic mother from Pakistan who, for the past decade, became this century’s international face of persecuted Christians and stirred...

Father Peyton’s Pilgrims: New Museum Is Inspired by Legacy of the ‘Rosary Priest’

By Joseph Pronechen | “The family that prays together stays together.” Father Patrick Peyton — who has been deemed “Venerable” by the Church — coined this famous aphorism familiar to tens of millions...

Eastward Ho! Thomas Aquinas College Launches First School Year in New England

By Joseph O’Brien | NORTHFIELD, Mass. — As students attend classes this year at Thomas Aquinas College, some are seeing the usual crop of live oaks on the school’s California campus give way to dense...

Violence, Displacement on the Rise in Sahel Region of Africa

By Catholic News Agency | WASHINGTON — Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is warning of increasing violence and displacement in the Sahel, the vast area of western and north-central Africa stretching...

Prince Charles Will Attend Cardinal Newman’s Canonization in Rome

By Courtney Grogan/CNA | VATICAN CITY — Prince Charles will attend the canonization of Cardinal John Henry Newman next month. The heir to the British throne will travel to Rome to witness the...