• As a mother, the Lord has asked me to do many difficult things. None more so, however, than returning five of my children to his embrace only shortly after they were received into our...

    A woman lights a candle during the St. Gianna's Hope Memorial Mass for Infant Loss at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston.

    A woman lights a candle during the St. Gianna's Hope Memorial Mass for Infant Loss at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston. (CNS photo by James Ramos/Texas Catholic Herald)

  • In October, the U.S. church will celebrate Respect Life Month, under the theme, "Christ Our Hope: In Every Season of Life."

    A woman holds a baby in 2016 at a maternity home in Riverside, N.J., one of six pro-life maternity homes in the Good Counsel network. (CNS photo by Jeffrey Bruno)

    A woman holds a baby in 2016 at a maternity home in Riverside, N.J., one of six pro-life maternity homes in the Good Counsel network. (CNS photo by Jeffrey Bruno)

  • There are moments in my life I don't understand. Moments where I knew God cared for me in a way I just can't explain away.

    An angel statue is pictured at a grave during dusk at a cemetery in the western Austrian village of Absam Oct. 30. (CNS photo by Dominic Ebenbichler)

    An angel statue is pictured at a grave during dusk at a cemetery in the western Austrian village of Absam Oct. 30 (CNS photo by Dominic Ebenbichler)

  • Raymond Tetschner, center, studies with some of his fellow students in 2018 at Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Md. (CNS photo by Jaclyn Lippelmann/Catholic Standard)

    Raymond Tetschner, center, studies with some of his fellow students in 2018 at Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Md. He is the first student to be a part of the school's new St. Andre Program, designed to support students with intellectual disabilities in an inclusive setting. (CNS photo by Jaclyn Lippelmann/Catholic Standard)

    Jul 11, 2019
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  • Sun rays shine through trees in a forest in Biere, Switzerland.  (CNS photo by Denis Balibouse/Reuters)

    Sun rays shine through trees in a forest in late September near Biere, Switzerland. A frequently heard question asks, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" The question reflects an attempt to come to terms with life's least welcome events. (CNS photo by Denis Balibouse/Reuters)

    Jun 27, 2019
  • Sun rays appear through heavy clouds over Mount Olympus in Greece. (CNS photo by Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

    Sun rays appear through heavy clouds over Mount Olympus in Greece May 17, 2019. Divine providence names how God interacts with us and our universe. (CNS photo by Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

    Jun 27, 2019
  • In the summer of 2018, the Catholic Camp Rancho Framasa in southern Indiana opened its cabins and mess hall to Muslim campers for a week. It was a gesture of hospitality that emerged from the camp's Catholic identity and faith. (CNS photo by John Shaughnessy/The Criterion)

    In the summer of 2018, the Catholic Camp Rancho Framasa in southern Indiana opened its cabins and mess hall to Muslim campers for a week. It was a gesture of hospitality that emerged from the camp's Catholic identity and faith. (CNS photo by John Shaughnessy/The Criterion)

    Jun 21, 2019
  • Pope Francis with Rabbi Abraham Skorka. (CNS photo by Paul Haring)

    Pope Francis has recounted how his nearly 20 years of dialogue with fellow Argentine and friend Rabbi Abraham Skorka was "very important because my religious life became richer ... so much richer." (CNS photo by Paul Haring)

    Jun 20, 2019

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