ASSISI, Italy – In early October along the pristine medieval streets of Assisi, a city ubiquitous with references to St. Francis, posters bore the image of a different modern saint-in-the-making: Carlo Acutis, a 15-year-old Italian tech whiz.
VATICAN CITY – People who think politics is sinking to new lows may find comfort in knowing Pope Francis also is concerned about the debasement of what church teaching has described as a “lofty vocation.”
SEATTLE – Society of St. Vincent de Paul members are among those “who best live the Gospel,” responding to God’s invitation to work in his vineyard, Archbishop Paul D. Etienne told Vincentians on the feast of St. Vincent de Paul.
BELLINGHAM – An emphasis on helping young people learn about religious life and discern their vocations is bearing fruit at the Newman Center at Western Washington University and nearby Sacred Heart Parish.
PORTLAND, Oregon – While the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains have been ablaze, creating red apocalyptic skies and leaving five small towns in ashes, most of the churches in the Archdiocese of Portland have not burned and many have offered shelter to thousands of evacuees.
LACEY – As the monks at St. Martin’s Abbey prepared to elect a new abbot to succeed longtime Abbot Neal Roth, Benedictine Father Marion Qui-Thac Nguyen knew there was a slight possibility he would be nominated.