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

Knights of Columbus in Alberta build gardens for maternity house

Jul 29, 2020 / 16:19 pm

Members of the Knights of Columbus in Alberta have built a raised garden for a maternal care home to provide the women and their children with fresh vegetables.

Catholic parish in Kentucky helps job seekers 're-brand' amid coronavirus

Jul 29, 2020 / 10:35 am

As numerous U.S businesses have closed because of the effects of the coronavirus, a Kentucky parish has opened a ministry to help job seekers “rethink” the job hunt during the pandemic.

The Calix Society: How Catholics can grow in faith while recovering from addiction

Jul 21, 2020 / 02:01 am

The Calix Society serves as a way for Catholics undergoing a 12 Step program to integrate their faith into their recovery, staying sober and sharing in a community where they can identify Christ as their higher power.

Catholics hold pilgrimage to grave of Venerable Augustus Tolton, first African American priest

Jul 12, 2020 / 14:01 pm

The fourth annual Quincy pilgrimage honoring Venerable Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest, took place Thursday with the intention of overcoming racism.

Teacher completes walking pilgrimage to California's 21 missions

Jun 28, 2020 / 13:01 pm

A Catholic teacher who finished a pilgrimage to the Spanish Missions in California this week has emphasized his devotion to the first missions’ founder, St. Junipero Serra, and their influence on him as an educator.

Virtual conference to promote fatherhood as boon to society 

Jun 21, 2020 / 14:48 pm

A New Hampshire Catholic college is hosting a virtual conference this week on “Rediscovering Fatherhood” to help men fulfill their vocation at home.

How to foster a happy marriage? Catholic online summit to promote community

Jun 11, 2020 / 08:16 am

A Catholic marriage ministry will host a virtual retreat this month to help couples experience joy in their marriage, especially during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Catholic priests may be feeling ‘nonessential’ during the pandemic- here’s how you can help

Jun 6, 2020 / 16:06 pm

As restrictions meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus have forced churches to close or limit their activity in recent months, priests across the U.S. may be feeling “nonessential” as they struggle to support or even engage with their parish community, one psychologist said.

Catholic priest, psychologist offer advice for stressful times

Jun 5, 2020 / 02:00 am

With disturbing and frightening news dominating the headlines in recent weeks, a psychologist and a priest suggested that Catholics take care to guard their psychological and spiritual health.

Why medical students should learn about religion

May 25, 2020 / 09:01 am

Four medical teachers have said that fully to address a patient’s needs, physicians should begin asking questions about the patient’s spirituality and religion.

Why a porn magnate funds an international abortion agency

May 17, 2020 / 05:21 am

After a pornography tycoon donated millions to an international abortion group, one non-profit youth initiative warned of a dangerous link between the two industries.

How a Solanus Casey documentary, and its creator, aim to inspire

May 16, 2020 / 02:00 am

An American documentarian says her work is the fruit of a divine calling that began with an encounter with Pope St. John Paul II. She said she hopes her films will help others grow close to Christ.

In South Dakota, cash grants aim for solidarity amid the pandemic

May 12, 2020 / 14:45 pm

A Catholic foundation in South Dakota aims to serve the poor amid the pandemic

Six retired Jesuits died of coronavirus at order’s Philadelphia infirmary

May 11, 2020 / 15:57 pm

Six retired Jesuit priests who resided at an infirmary of the society in Philadelphia died last month of coronavirus.

Catholic teen seeks to inspire neighborhood with Marian sidewalk art

May 7, 2020 / 17:01 pm

A young Catholic artist has drawn an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary on her parents' driveway bringing religious art to her local community during the quarantine.

'A Storybook of Saints' aims to showcase 'heroic witness' of saints

May 4, 2020 / 15:00 pm

A new children’s book aims to tell the heroic stories of saints in a way that captures the interest, and imagination, of Catholic kids.

NY archdiocese prays for repose of attempted arsonist after suicide

Apr 30, 2020 / 17:32 pm

The Archdiocese of New York has offered prayer for the repose of the soul of Marc Lamparello, who committed suicide earlier this month.

Catholic university stages a 'digital play' amid quarantine

Apr 29, 2020 / 16:13 pm

While the coronavirus has shut down universities and artistic events, the drama department of a Catholic university performed a play nevertheless, through a video conference.

Courage International moves 2020 Truth and Love Conference online

Apr 21, 2020 / 23:40 pm

In the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Courage International has announced that it will host online its upcoming conference to support Catholics who minister to people with same-sex attraction.

Amid coronavirus, Catholic psychologists provide a frame for suicide prevention

Apr 18, 2020 / 05:01 am

As health experts predict an increase in suicidal tendencies amid the coronavirus, Catholic professionals have outlined how to seek help and to be aware of those inclined to self-harm.