For many Catholic attorneys, they find it difficult to balance their work in law with their Catholic faith. Particularly in light of issues such as abortion and same-sex “marriage,” Catholic lawyers need support to be able to live out their faith in their professional lives. Formed in July 2015, the Catholic Bar Association (CBA) plans to offer that support in the form of an umbrella organization. The goal of the CBA is to provide the more than 60 Catholic lawyers’ guilds across the U.S.
Pray, Witness, Invite, Accompany
Approximately 1,800 people gathered at the Summit on Oct. 21-22 for the Called by Name Assembly, hosted by the Diocese of Lansing. The focus of the assembly was on creating a plan for bringing someone you love back to church. Many participants said the presence of the Holy Spirit was perceptible to them. Photography by Don Quillan
They 'gave us hope to grow our family as one'
“Crystal was my best friend’s kid sister, so I’ve known her since I was 10. I didn’t pay any mind to her until a few years ago when I came back to visit her brother, Danny. That’s when something just clicked.
What Rachel and Charlie learned in We C.A.R.E.
With their fingers woven together, Rachel and Charlie Kovelle radiate mutual love and respect. When they speak, their eyes lock as they listen — really listen — to what the other shares. As natural as this deportment has become, this was not always the case.
Ryan Schweitzer, a recent convert and parishioner of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Flushing, walked through a Holy Door in Switzerland last spring on a pilgrimage with Father Gordon Reigle, pastor of St. Robert and Good Shepherd Parish in Montrose. That gave him an idea.