Children's shoes and toys are seen on a sidewalk in Dublin Aug. 25 as part of a demonstration against clerical sex abuse in Dublin. Pope Francis met privately for an hour and half with eight Irish survivors of clerical, religious and institutional abuse. (CNS photo/Clodagh Kilcoyne, Reuters)

Catholic psychologist, abuse survivor, offers advice for families

After recent reports describing clergy sex abuse, Paul Peloquin, a Catholic clinical psychologist and a clergy abuse survivor, shared advice for victims and their fami

Christopher Heffron

Catholic News Service

Jose Lebron-Sanabria, pictured in an undated photo, is a member of the Knights of Columbus and general insurance agent for the Knights in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Almost a year after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, life has improved somewhat as all power has now been restored but people are still rebuilding their lives, he said. (CNS photo/courtesy Knights of Columbus) See KNIGHTS-MARIA-LEBRON-SANABRIA to come.

Puerto Rico getting back on feet ‘step by step,’ but long road remains

Nearly a year ago, Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm, and afterward 11-year-old Marco Lebron's first thought was about the monks who teach at his school, Benedictine-run San Antonio Abad School and Abbey in Humacao.

Christopher Heffron

Catholic News Service

Movies and Television

Thank You, Sister Rose

A heartfelt thank you to Sister Rose Pacatte, FSP.

Christopher Heffron

St. Anthony Messenger

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and Washington Monument are seen in Washington Oct. 2, 2017. This year the federal holiday marking the birthday of the slain civil right's leader is Jan. 15. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Dr. King’s ‘Dream’ for America

Is it a dream realized?

Christopher Heffron

Franciscan Media

The Holiness of Happiness

The Holiness of Happiness

We’re overworked and overstressed. Sister Anne Bryan Smollin shows us how laughter can boost our spirits. By Christopher Heffron

Christopher Heffron

St. Anthony Messenger

Channel Surfing | December 2016

Television critic Christopher Heffron reviews "Man with a Plan" and "OJ: Made in America."

Christopher Heffron

St. Anthony Messenger

Channel Surfing | November 2016

Television critic Christopher Heffron reviews "Speechless" and "Love It or List It."

Christopher Heffron

St. Anthony Messenger

Channel Surfing | September 2016

Television critic Christopher Heffron reviews two new FOX series.

Christopher Heffron

St. Anthony Messenger

Hear Them Roar

With numbers too big to ignore, women are a dominant, vital force in any culture. By Christopher Heffron

Christopher Heffron

St. Anthony Messenger

River painting

Saint Christopher: Fact or Fiction?

Admired the world over, Saint Christopher's story is both fact and fable. By Christopher Heffron

Christopher Heffron

St. Anthony Messenger