• I still get a chuckle recalling the first time that my son, Matthew, received ashes on Ash Wednesday – or, shall I say, almost received them.

    A student at St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Montessori School in Houston, Texas receives ashes March 6, 2019. (CNS photo by James Ramos/Texas Catholic Herald)
  • Buoyed by the enthusiasm of so many participants, young and old alike from all walks of life and with a large representation from our diocese in the recent Masses and events in this year...

    Pro-life advocates gather in silent witness near the entrance of a Planned Parenthood center in 2018 in Smithtown, N.Y. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)
  • Ed: A few months before graduation, we told our friends we were dating. Over and over they repeated,”It’s about time. What took you so long? We knew you were perfect for each other...