• Cancer deters comedian McDonald’s NCYC gig, but not her faith or humor

    Cancer deters comedian McDonald’s NCYC gig, but not her faith or humor

    • Dec 18, 2017

    When Catholic comedian Judy McDonald was diagnosed with breast cancer, she said, “My faith in Jesus tells me that these trials and tribulations on earth don’t matter. There are ups and downs, but the constant is my Catholic faith. It’s always steadfast.”

  • Ministers lend an ear to those dealing with hardships

    Ministers lend an ear to those dealing with hardships

    • May 31, 2017

    Anne Donahue is one of an estimated 40 Stephen ministers at Sacred Heart, which is one of 130 congregations in the state that have adopted the Christian support program. For the last three years, Donahue and others have been paired up with people who long for another person to talk to. Many of these care receivers have lost a spouse or a child, have endured a divorce or are suffering from a debilitating illness. Stephen ministers meet, typically weekly, with the care receivers and listen to their concerns.

  • Francis says everyone needs help living the faith – no one can do it alone

    Francis says everyone needs help living the faith – no one can do it alone

    • Jan 28, 2017

    Pope Francis pointed to the many youth who offer solidarity and commit at both a social and religious level, saying “there are marvelous youth and they are not few,” but also cautioned that young people are particularly susceptible to “the logic of worldliness.”