Seminarian education is vital to the future of the Catholic Church, but it is also very expensive.
On a recent trip to the Diocese of Kalamazoo in Michigan, we visited a migrant farm workers' camp, where Bishop Paul J. Bradley celebrated a Mass for those that work in the local fields in Sodus, Michigan.
As our team arrived in Perris, California on a stifling 96-degree Saturday afternoon, I spotted four religious sisters scurrying around St. James the Less Catholic Church.
Contrary to national studies that seem to indicate that all young people have left the church and their faith, Catholic Extension keeps visiting places where teens are on fire with their faith!
Today is the feast of St. Philip Neri, a saint who worked tirelessly throughout his life among the poor and marginalized of Rome.