Archive for February 18, 2023

A pre-Mardi Gras parade takes place on Feb. 11, 2023 in New Orleans.?w=200&h=150

By Mary Farrow

How to pregame your Lent

Sunday, Feb. 19, is the last Sunday before Shrovetide, which culminates in Shrove Tuesday — more popularly known as Mardi... Read more

Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

103-year-old ‘basketball nun’ Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt releases memoir

With the motto “worship, work, win,” Schmidt has long been a student favorite at Loyola University of Chicago. Read more

Pope Francis spoke to participants in a Feb. 16-18, 2023, conference on how pastors and laypeople can work together better?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: Laypeople are not guests in the Church

“The laity, and especially women, need to be more valued in their human and spiritual skills and gifts for the... Read more

Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell of Los Angeles at Mass at the Southern California Renewal Communities convention on Aug. 31, 2018.?w=200&h=150

By Shannon Mullen,Courtney Mares

LA Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell shot and killed

Auxiliary Bishop David O'Connell, 69, was a native of Ireland who had worked with the poor in the South Los... Read more