On Wednesday, August 31, Pope Francis issued a Moto Proprio establishing a new Vatican dicastery with special responsibility for the plight of migrants and refugees. Also included in the new office announced today will be
Two Catholic nuns have been found dead in a home they shared near Jackson, Mississippi--the apparent victims of homicide. The sisters, both nurse practitioners, were not shot; but authorities have not yet explained how they
Today Catholics celebrate the Memorial of the Queenship of the Virgin Mary. Is this some idiosyncratic idea, unique to the Catholic Church? No. Pope Pius XII established August 22 as the Memorial of the Queenship
Happy to report a victory in court this week for Kim Davis, the county clerk from Rowan County, Kentucky, who gained international attention last year when she refused to issue marriage licenses to three same-sex
On Wednesday morning, August 17, Pope Francis established a new Pontifical Council on the Laity, the Family and Life, and appointed Dallas' Bishop Kevin Joseph Farrell as its head. Effective September 1, the new Vatican
Reflections on Faith, Family, and the Future of America
“Seasons of Grace” is a letter from my heart. From faith to family, from technology to travel, I’ll be touching on these topics and more—to quote an old and dear friend—through the lens of Scripture and the vantage point of my Catholic Faith. I look forward to talking with you!
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Kathy Schiffer is a correspondent and blogger for the National Catholic Register. Her freelance articles have appeared in Aleteia, Zenit, the Michigan Catholic, Legatus Magazine, and other Catholic publications. She’s worked for Catholic and Christian ministries since 1988, as radio producer, director of special events and media relations coordinator. Kathy and her husband, Deacon Jerry Schiffer, have three adult children.