Four high school graduates reveal how Catholic schools produce the best and brightest

ORLANDO  |  Scholars. Volunteers. Athletes. Those are distinctions many graduates of Catholic high schools for the class of 2017. To celebrate the graduations of 1,438 students of Catholic high schools in the dioceses of Venice (339 graduates in three high schools), Palm Beach (363 graduates in three high schools) and Orlando (736 graduates in five... Read more »

National and International

Arab Christians offer reactions to Trump’s speech

DEAD SEA, Jordan  |  Arab Christians voiced hope and concern over U.S. President Donald Trump’s first foreign visit and his speech in Saudi Arabia to the Muslim world, in which he urged a peace-focused Islam as a counter movement to extremism. “I hope that President Trump will remind us that we have to think about... Read more »

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Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the pope, “I won’t forget what you said.” The atmosphere at the beginning was formal and a bit stiff. However, the mood lightened... Read more »