App lets God ‘hallow our lives’

It’s often been said that necessity is the mother of invention. That certainly is the case for a new Catholic audio app called Hallow, which has the goal of helping people grow in their faith through guided prayer and meditation sessions. Hallow

Opus Dei’s call to be leaven

At age 30, New York native Michael Almonte was a Catholic searching for more. He grew up in a very devout family where the Rosary was prayed every day, and he had been going to daily Mass for years. “I knew my

Students encourage seminarians with letters

In the late 1990s, John Tirado could see the writing on the wall. Catholic schools and churches in the United States were either closing or being consolidated, and the priesthood wasn’t growing. “We had a large population of priests growing old and

Bishop battling cancer relays racism message

Fewer than 10 months after being appointed chair of a new Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, established by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop George V. Murry, SJ, of Youngstown, Ohio, has stepped down to undergo intense chemotherapy following a diagnosis