- Jan 17, 2021
The new leader of the National Catholic Educational Association says previous generations of Catholics founded an historically unprecedented network of Church-run schools in the country, and now it’s our turn to “grow these schools for the sake of the Gospel.”
Two nuns slain in Mississippi are hailed by friends and fellow religious as women who were the “bread of life, the bread of energy, the bread of hope,” for the people, especially the state’s rural poor, who they served as health care workers and in multiple other ways.
For many people who grew up in the vicinity of Centralia, last Sunday’s day of prayer at the Ukrainian Catholic Church Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, recently named a pilgrimage site, was like a homecoming.
The numbers of Millennials who hold pro-life views are greater than those of young people a generation ago. However, they are not willing to associate with the Pro-Life movement for various reasons.
A pastor in the region of Louisiana hardest hit by the recent flooding says, “It’s not going to be the same. And we are going to lose quite a bit of people if they choose to move away … But hopefully with love and compassion and a lot of hugs we can become a family all over again.”
Centralia, Pennsylvania, is a ghost town, as an unquenchable 54-year-old underground coal fire compelled the relocation of virtually the entire population in the 1980s. Improbably, however, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, perched on a hilltop just outside the borough line, is still active.