African-American Sainthood Causes Illustrate the Beauty of Everyday Holiness

News from the USCCB
Strong Prayer Life Influences Choice To Become Nun, Brother, Suggests CARA Study - WASHINGTON—Nearly all of the religious men and women who professed perpetual vows in 2016 had a strong prayer life prior to entering their religious institute, according to a survey on men and women religious conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University. The survey results were released February 2, to coincide with the annual celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life....Read More

News from the Pope:
Pope calls for action in the fight against human trafficking - (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis appealed to government leaders to be strong in the fight against the scourge of human trafficking. Marking Wednesday’s ‘International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking’ marked annually on 8 February, and focusing this year on the trafficking of children and adolescents, the Pope had words of encouragement for all those who in different ways, help minors who have been enslaved and abused to be freed from this terrible oppression....Read More
News from the Church:
African-American Sainthood Causes Illustrate the Beauty of Everyday Holiness 
- This past Advent, the Archdiocese of Denver officially opened the beatification cause of Servant of God Julia Greeley, a former slave and convert to Catholicism who practiced a remarkable apostolate of love in late 19th-century Denver. With Greeley’s cause, the number of active sainthood causes for Americans of African descent rises to six. The others are:...Read more