In 2011, Bob Hentzen walked 8,000 miles across South America to find sponsors for 8,000 impoverished children.
Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of seven men and women, including a Canadian and an English founder of two religious orders for women.
He also declared the Italian medieval mystic, Blessed Angela of Foligno, a saint, foregoing the usual process of canonization and without formally recognizing a second miracle.
Pope Francis accepted a proposal Wednesday by Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, allowing Blessed Angela to become a saint immediately. The Vatican made the announcement Friday.
Grace on the Margins: After 23 years, Sr. Christine Schenk is stepping down as executive director of FutureChurch.
Herman Wallace, 71, experienced three days of freedom after 42 years of solitary confinement before he died Friday.
MY BRIGHT ABYSS: MEDITATION OF A MODERN BELIEVER
By Christian Wiman
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Sulpician Fr. James McKearney was forced to resign as rector and president of St. Patrick Seminary and University for reasons that are still unclear.
Attendees at a regional conference of the World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations focused on how Catholic women can take action, locally and globally, on "all forms of poverty" -- hunger, domestic violence, human trafficking and the needs of migrants.
The Friends of Franz Jägerstätter peace group have turned their focus to young Christians in spreading their message of nonviolence.
Q and A: Franciscan Fr. Michael Perry said Pope Francis should keep in mind the message of St. Francis and the Gospels.
Fewer rebels had grander visions for disarmament and world peace than Garry Davis, and fewer still of these dissidents acted as practically, emphatically, spiritually, personally and -- while we're at it -- morally to show the way.
It began on May 25, 1948, when the 26-year-old former Broadway actor and B-17 bomber pilot in World War II walked into the American embassy in Paris to renounce his U.S. citizenship and claim world citizenship. Stateless and believing the planet should be borderless, he became an Earthian.