A weekend in the life helps youth empathize with homeless

Simpsonville, S.C., Oct 28, 2012 / 01:05 pm (CNA).- Youth at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpson, S.C. recently received a crash course in what it’s like to be homeless.Twenty-eight middle and high school students and parents from the church spent a weekend outside Sept. 21-23, sleeping in cardboard boxes on the ground and relying only on donated supplies for food and hygiene.Participants arrived on Friday afternoon to begin the event with only the clothes on their backs. They … [Read more...]

Halloween coincides with feast of missionary bishop St. Wolfgang

Denver, Colo., Oct 28, 2012 / 08:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Oct. 31, though best known as the Vigil of the Solemnity of All Saints (All Hallows’ Eve) in the Western church, is also the liturgical feast day of St. Wolfgang of Ratisbon, who was regarded as one of the greatest German saints of his timeThe Benedictine monk and bishop, who served as a missionary to pagans and a reformer of the Church in southeastern Germany, was born around 934 in the historic southwestern German region of … [Read more...]