After car wreck, priest ‘joyfully carries cross’

The Arkansas Catholic in Little Rock tells an inspirational story about a local priest’s recovery from a nasty traffic accident that’s left him unable to walk. A second story in the same edition tells how parishioners performed a “Catholic Extreme Makeover” to renovate his home for handicap accessibility.

Hunting for cold eggs

A 3-year-old boy high-fives his father after collecting a basket of eggs at the parish Easter egg hunt at St. James the Less Church in Highland, Ind., April 7. Temperatures in the low 20s had children bundled up with hats and gloves over their Easter outfits for the annual event. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Northwest Indiana Catholic).

Bipartisan STRIVE Act a good start to the immigration debate

In his column in the Denver Catholic Register, Denver Archbishop Charles J. Chaput says a bipartisan proposal introduced in Congress last month on immigration reform isn’t perfect but has many positive elements. The paper also covered a talk by the archbishop on immigration reform in which he called current immigration laws not only inadequate but schizophrenic.

Koala countdown

The next World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia, isn’t until 2008, but the National Catholic Register notes that it’s less than 500 days away and updates readers on preparations both in Australia and the United States.

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