National and International

U.S. Catholic honored as missionary, physician working in Sudan war zone

WASHINGTON |  Hidden in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, a war zone for the past few years, a U.S. Catholic missionary, Dr. Tom Catena, ministers to a village of 750,000 people as the single medical doctor in the area. He says his faith is the primary motivation for his work and that he relies on... Read more »


Archbishop Curley closing … why is this happening?

MIAMI  |  Too few students. Too little money. Too much competition from charter schools. Too many parental fears about a changing neighborhood. “There’s a perfect storm of reasons why the school struggled,” said Doug Romanik of his alma mater, 63-year-old Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame Prep. Simply put, “it was difficult for us to get students who... Read more »


Orlando woman begins new life as Sister of St. Joseph

ORLANDO  |  On Pentecost Sunday, June 4, Sister Varada Grace Ford made her profession of first vows with the Sisters of St. Joseph. Sister Ford was a working single mom of three children. She taught honors class in the local inner-city high school. She was involved in ministry to the sick through home and hospital... Read more »