• A baby doll, a toy truck and a skateboard. Mr. Potato Head, Nerf toys and a giant rainbow-colored Slinky.

    <p>Gia Masters (from right) poses with the toys she was able to purchase with donated funds. With her is her brother, Mikey, and her cousins CJ and Sami Urban. (Photo courtesy of Luz Segnini)  </p>

    Gia Masters (from right) poses with the toys she was able to purchase with donated funds. With her is her brother, Mikey, and her cousins CJ and Sami Urban. (Photo courtesy of Luz Segnini)

  • The ancient Christian tradition of marking doorways with blessed chalk on the feast of the Epiphany will carry new meaning for many Catholics in 2021.

    <p>Will and Amy Buttarazzi, parishioners at St. Joseph Church in Cockeysville, Md., pose for a photo with their children Dec. 6. As part of their Christmas tradition, they will bless their home for the year ahead with holy oil, frankincense and myrrh on the Feast of the Epiphany. (CNS photo by Kevin J. Parks)  </p>

    Will and Amy Buttarazzi, parishioners at St. Joseph Church in Cockeysville, Md., pose for a photo with their children Dec. 6. As part of their Christmas tradition, they will bless their home for the year ahead with holy oil, frankincense and myrrh on the Feast of the Epiphany. (CNS photo by Kevin J. Parks)

  • While in college, Laura Opelt sensed a growing awareness of how she would define success in her future career.

    <p>Laura Opelt is set to retire Dec. 31 from her role as associate diocesan director of Catholic Charities.  </p>

    Laura Opelt is set to retire Dec. 31 from her role as associate diocesan director of Catholic Charities.

  • Father Kris Janczak gives a blessing to the Otachel family Oct. 30, 2020, at St. Thomas of Villanova School in Palatine, Ill.

    Father Kris Janczak gives a blessing to the Otachel family Oct. 30, 2020, at St. Thomas of Villanova School in Palatine, Ill. (CNS photo by Karen Callaway, Chicago Catholic)

    Nov 12, 2020
  • <p>Former Catholic-school classmates Lou Berardi and Sylvia Bianchi Nicholson pose for a photo. When Nicholson learned in 2019 that Berardi needed a kidney transplant, she offered to be an organ donor. The two friends were slated to undergo transplant surgery Nov. 10. (Photo courtesy of Tara Masci)  </p>

    Former Catholic-school classmates Lou Berardi and Sylvia Bianchi Nicholson pose for a photo. When Nicholson learned in 2019 that Berardi needed a kidney transplant, she offered to be an organ donor. The two friends were slated to undergo transplant surgery Nov. 10. (Photo courtesy of Tara Masci)

    Nov 10, 2020
  • <p>Deacon Kevin Carges has his hair dyed green Oct. 30 at Icon Hair Salon and Spa in Canandaigua. He promised donors who helped him raise $5,000 in donations for Catholic Relief Services that he would dye his hair a shocking color and shave the letters &ldquo;CRS&rdquo; into the side of his head. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)  </p>

    Deacon Kevin Carges has his hair dyed green Oct. 30 at Icon Hair Salon and Spa in Canandaigua. He promised donors who helped him raise $5,000 in donations for Catholic Relief Services that he would dye his hair a shocking color and shave the letters “CRS” into the side of his head. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

    Nov 02, 2020
  • <p>Fairport High School student Katherine Pepin (from left) and Our Lady of Mercy High School students Sydney LaSalle and Kennedy Weigel prepare dinner at Bethany House in Rochester Oct. 28. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)  </p>

    Fairport High School student Katherine Pepin (from left) and Our Lady of Mercy High School students Sydney LaSalle and Kennedy Weigel prepare dinner at Bethany House in Rochester Oct. 28. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

    Nov 02, 2020
  • William Quinn searches for just the right pumpkin with help from his mother, Laurie Quinn, and dog, Sam, in the pumpkin patch at Our Lady of Peace in Minneapolis Oct. 18, 2020.

    William Quinn searches for just the right pumpkin with help from his mother, Laurie Quinn, and dog, Sam, in the pumpkin patch at Our Lady of Peace in Minneapolis Oct. 18, 2020. (CNS photo by Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit)

    Oct 29, 2020
  • Giancarlo Giuliani, right, and fellow photographer Grzegorz Galazka look at an exhibit of Giuliani's photos from the pontificate of St. John Paul II in Rome Oct. 16, 2020.

    Giancarlo Giuliani, right, and fellow photographer Grzegorz Galazka look at an exhibit of Giuliani's photos from the pontificate of St. John Paul II in Rome Oct. 16, 2020. Giuliani, a contributing photographer for Catholic News Service for many years, began covering the Vatican in 1961. (CNS photo by Paul Haring)

    Oct 21, 2020

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