Events of 9/11 put successful broadcast journalist on path to diaconate

Deacon Greg Kandra's blog -- www.patheos.com/blogs/deaconsbench -- has reached 20 million readers, averaging about 150,000 page views per month since 2007.
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Church praised for proactive response on abuse but warned of complacency

Despite groundbreaking steps the U.S. Catholic Church has taken to prevent the sexual abuse of minors in the past 16 years, a potential "complacency" in following safety protocols could pose a challenge to those hard-won advances.
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Inmates at Louisiana prison built casket for Billy Graham

Inmates at a Louisiana prison built coffins, including the one for the Rev. Billy Graham, after an incident in 1995 when the body of a fellow inmate fell through the bottom of a makeshift coffin.
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Parish prays for congressman in critical condition after shooting

More than 150 people attended a prayer service at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Metairie June 14 to pray for the recovery of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, and other victims of a shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, early that morning.
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