Tom Clancy was supporter of Catholic education

BALTIMOREBy George P. Matysek Jr. Even after Tom Clancy became an international best-selling novelist whose fans included the likes of President Ronald Reagan, the Baltimore-born writer never forgot the role his hometown Catholic education played in giving him the tools to his success.

LCWR hopes for continued dialogue

ORLANDO, Fla. - Members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious announced Aug. 19 at the close of their assembly and national board meeting in Orlando that they were pleased with dialogue they had with the church official appointed to oversee their organization as part of a Vatican assessment and…

Helping college students find meaning

FOCUS missionaries serve on college campuses meeting students where they are FAIRFAX, VA.By Joseph Austin A diverse group of young college women lounged on couches at the entrance of the George Mason University Student Union on a recent afternoon.

Blogging Catholic moms share faith

WASHINGTON One of Mary's titles is "Christ's First Disciple," and some of Christ's earliest followers were women, two of whom he appeared to first after his resurrection. Now, another special group of women — Catholic moms who blog on the Internet about their faith, the Catholic Church and the joys…

National Briefs - May 23, 2013

Women religious unite to end trafficking - Abortionist convicted of murder, manslaughter - Abuse allegations declined in 2012 - Cardinal will not attend commencement

School-choice movement makes slow but steady gains

Vouchers, tax credits make headway with states across the political spectrum WASHINGTON School-choice initiatives — akin to the quiet students in the back of a classroom — have kept a relatively low profile in recent years while steadily working their way to the front.

Magazine to 'lift women up' set for May debut

Although not religious, publication’s editors hope it helps in new evangelization WASHINGTON Love them or loathe them, many women have at some point flipped through the fashion and celebrity magazines that accost grocery shoppers at checkout lines.

Newtown pastor grateful for response to shooting

Western Washington Catholics sent donations, posters, prayer shawlsThe pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Newtown, Conn., sent a letter April 5 to the Archdiocese of Seattle, expressing his gratitude for the support his community received in the aftermath of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, which…