• Connie Poulos reflects on the adoption of her son from Beijing. 

    Jaxson Amschler, then 18 months old, sits with his father, Joe Amschler, and his mother, Jenni Amschler, at their home in Kentucky.

    The couple adopted Jaxson through Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana, a ministry of St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities in New Albany, Ind., in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. (CNS photo by Natalie Hoefer/The Criterion)

  • Motherhood can have a profound influence on a woman's spirituality.

    Maureen Antwan is pictured with her sons, Anthony, left, and Kris, at Mar Abraham Chaldean Catholic Church in Scottsdale, Ariz., March 26, 2017.

    Maureen Antwan is pictured with her sons, Anthony, left, and Kris, at Mar Abraham Chaldean Catholic Church in Scottsdale, Ariz., March 26, 2017. Kris was 4 when the family fled Iraq because of war and persecution. Anthony was born in Jordan, where the family first sought refuge. (CNS photo by Nancy Wiechec)

  • College students have been forced to leave campuses and isolate for at least the past month amid a global pandemic -- adding to the fears and disappointments many had already been...

    A graduate is embraced following Notre Dame College's 2019 commencement ceremony in South Euclid, Ohio, May 19. (CNS photo/Doug Garmon, courtesy Notre Dame College)

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