“We had this idea,” Bill O’Keefe of CRS said, “about creating communities of supporters who could come together, based on faith, and take consequential actions that would really make a difference in the lives of vulnerable people around the world.”
Not just Rice Bowl, CRS chapters and clubs engage Catholics in living out ‘missionary discipleship’
Waggin’ tails, changing hearts: Therapy dogs bring calming, healing presence to patients
They say that dogs are a person’s best friend, and one St. James parishioner is showing just how impactful these four-legged friends can be.
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In the spotlight: Ukraine war, papal health, St. John Paul II
Christina Capecchi: The hidden power of play — how to be young at heart
“The very thing we consider the opposite of productivity — play — is, in fact, an accelerator of it. And, more important, it is central to the Christian path to wellness.”
$20 million loan allows mission society’s investment to expand in Africa
A $20 million loan from the U.S. international development bank will allow a program started by the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States to expand social-impact investing in enterprises operated by the Catholic Church in Africa.
German author says retired Pope Benedict is ‘extremely frail’
Peter Seewald, the author who has published four wide-ranging book-length interviews with the retired pope, was quoted in the Aug. 3 edition of the Bavarian newspaper Passauer Neue Presse.
Churches worldwide try to balance religious freedom, protecting health
Across the world, churches are trying to balance observing religious freedom with protecting people’s health.
Faith community nurses commissioned
Barb Friederichs from St. Mary Parish in Alexandria and Tami Rieland from St. Paul Parish in Sauk Centre are among five registered nurses who completed the program.