Perry West

Perry West

Perry West is a staff writer for Catholic News Agency. He graduated from Franciscan University with his bachelor's in English. Prior to his job at CNA, he worked in construction staffing and coffee.

Articles by Perry West

Holy brainteasers? Catholic puzzle book hopes to point readers to God

Sep 1, 2017 / 02:19 am

With hopes of leading Catholics to a deeper search for Christ, a new puzzle book from Ave Maria Press challenges readers to expand their interaction with God’s mysteries.

How this Catholic saint might be the patron of opioid addicts

Aug 30, 2017 / 02:01 am

As the opioid addiction crisis rises to the threshold of a national emergency, the story of a little-known Catholic saint from the early 20th century is offering hope to those devastated by it.

Selfies for Mary? How a Catholic art project engaged the world

Aug 14, 2017 / 19:02 pm

In an effort to draw the 'selfie generation' to Marian spirituality, the Pauline Fathers of Doylestown, Pennsylvania collected photos from dozens of countries around the world for a mosaic of Our Lady of Czestochowa.

Philadelphia just got a group of young Carmelite nuns

Aug 8, 2017 / 02:01 am

The archdiocese of Philadelphia voiced joy and gratitude for 10 young Discalced Carmelite nuns and a new chaplain who have recently transferred to the local Carmelite monastery.

Ohio Catholic parish hosts camp to empower refugee women

Jul 27, 2017 / 15:00 pm

U.S. Together is partnering with a Toledo Catholic parish to create a summer camp for women and children refugees – providing education, opportunities for networking, and information about American culture.

These Chicago Catholics have a game plan for evangelization

Jul 26, 2017 / 02:02 am

Taking its cue from the recent and massive Convocation of Catholic Leaders in the U.S., one Chicago-based organization is partnering with parishes to form missionary disciples.

In new school, Byzantine spirituality meets Montessori method

Jul 16, 2017 / 15:01 pm

With the goal of encountering children on a more personal level to meet their academic and spiritual needs, a Montessori school influenced by the Byzantine Catholic tradition is opening in Denver, Colorado.

Why this priest isn't afraid of Christianity's waning influence

Jun 30, 2017 / 02:02 am

With Catholic proposals to literally head for the hills in response to Christianity's ever-lessening influence in secular culture, the leader of a global ecclesial movement has a provocative statement:

Why head transplants won't disprove the existence of God

May 23, 2017 / 02:04 am

With plans for the first human head transplant surgery looming in the next year, a lead doctor on the formidable project has high hopes for the procedure.  

Dorothy Day, as seen by her granddaughter

Mar 1, 2017 / 00:08 am

Dorothy Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement whose cause for canonization has been opened, is the subject of a new book by her own granddaughter, Kate Hennessy.

New Christian thriller takes on proof of soul in DNA

Dec 12, 2016 / 23:02 pm

What if proof for God's existence – and our very souls – could be found within our DNA?