•  In the U.S. there are increasing, and inspiring, examples of women serving in senior diocesan positions and serving as CEOs of national Catholic apostolates

    Dominican Sister Donna Ciangio, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., speaks during a symposium on the history and future of women deacons Jan. 15, 2019, at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus in New York City.

    Dominican Sister Donna Ciangio, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., speaks during a symposium on the history and future of women deacons Jan. 15, 2019, at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus in New York City. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)

  • Churches often are very helpful in offering grief assistance

    A boy is comforted during a session of Partners Around Loss through Support, or PALS, at Faithful Shepherd Catholic School in Eagan, Minn. (CNS photo by Dave Hrbacek/The Catholic Spirit)

    A boy is comforted during a session of Partners Around Loss through Support, or PALS, at Faithful Shepherd Catholic School in Eagan, Minn. (CNS photo by Dave Hrbacek/The Catholic Spirit)

  • Faith Alive! addresses how no two people grieve in the same way, but there is common ground when it comes to the aftermath of the loss of a loved one.

     

    A woman prays in front of a niche holding the cremated remains of her late husband at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2014. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)

    A woman prays in front of a niche holding the cremated remains of her late husband at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2014. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)

  • This meme accompanies Part 2 of Faith Alive! No. 32.

    This meme accompanies Part 2 of Faith Alive! No. 32. (CNS illustration; photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)

    Aug 22, 2019
  • Pope Benedict XVI is seen July 6, 2009, signing a copy of his encyclical, "Caritas in Veritate" ("Charity in Truth"), at the Vatican. The encyclical considered an ethics of love essential to the economy. (CNS photo by L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

    Pope Benedict XVI is seen July 6, 2009, signing a copy of his encyclical, "Caritas in Veritate" ("Charity in Truth"), at the Vatican. The encyclical considered an ethics of love essential to the economy. (CNS photo by L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

    Aug 02, 2019
  • St. John Paul II greets the World Youth Day crowd in Czestochowa, Poland, in 1992. St. John Paul wrote that "respect for the objective rights of the worker ... must constitute the adequate and fundamental criterion for shaping the whole economy." (CNS file photo)

    St. John Paul II greets the World Youth Day crowd in Czestochowa, Poland, in 1992. St. John Paul wrote that "respect for the objective rights of the worker ... must constitute the adequate and fundamental criterion for shaping the whole economy." (CNS file photo)

    Aug 02, 2019
  • Worshippers carry an image of Mary and the Christ Child during the annual pilgrimage of Asian and Pacific Island Catholics at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington May 4, 2019. (CNS courtesy Archdiocese of Washington)

    Worshippers carry an image of Mary and the Christ Child during the annual pilgrimage of Asian and Pacific Island Catholics at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington May 4, 2019. (CNS courtesy Archdiocese of Washington)

    Jul 18, 2019
  • Asian and Pacific Island pilgrims gather at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington for the annual Marian pilgrimage May 6, 2017. (CNS photo by Rhina Guidos)

    Asian and Pacific Island pilgrims gather at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington for the annual Marian pilgrimage May 6, 2017. (CNS photo by Rhina Guidos)

    Jul 18, 2019
  • Alexandria Capuzzi smiles as she enjoys learning about the Mass at Sts. Simon and Jude Parish religious education program in West Chester, Pa.(CNS photo by Sts. Simon and Jude Parish)

    Alexandria Capuzzi smiles as she enjoys learning about the Mass at Sts. Simon and Jude Parish religious education program in West Chester, Pa.(CNS photo by Sts. Simon and Jude Parish)

    Jul 11, 2019

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