Karna Swanson

Karna Swanson

Director of Communications

Francisco and Jacinta Marto: Great saints who changed history

One hundred years ago this month, as the world sank deeper into the world war that would leave the continent devastated and millions dead, three shepherd children from the small, […]

So-called sanctuary is not the solution, says bishop

Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez of Denver didn’t tell a group of Hispanic parishioners at St. Mary Parish in Greeley, Colo., that the Catholic Church would deny sanctuary to an individual […]

All things Scalia (Father Scalia)

Father Paul Scalia made national headlines in 2016 when he delivered the homily at his father’s funeral. Instead of eulogizing the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (1936-2016) for his […]

perspective

Here’s an idea, give up busyness for Lent

Remember downtime? It was that thing we did before cellphones. We’d be waiting for a doctor’s appointment or for a bus, and we’d just sit there, idle. I was waiting […]

The art of ash making

Making ashes isn’t as easy you might think. “There is quite an art to it,” according to Mike Gerken, who co-owns Gerken’s Religious Supplies with his brother. “To get the […]

The Klan and why we need Catholic media

February is Catholic Press Month—a time to recognize the value and contribution of the Catholic Press, and to pray for its journalists and editors. It’s also a time to recognize […]

Faithful urged to pray for immigrants on feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The bishops of the United States are urging Catholics to dedicate Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, to prayer for the plight of immigrants and refugees, according […]

Everybody loves a great book

Whether you’re an avid reader, or not, everyone likes owning great books. So why not consider giving some great Catholic books to friends and family this year? Here are a […]

Give gifts worthy of a King

Be honest, your heart sinks a little at the approach of Christmas. The First Sunday of Advent draws near, and what looms large before us are long to-do lists, multiple trips […]

Q&A: “Mother was very loving, and very firm”

The entire world will celebrate Sept. 4, the day of the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. But for the over 5,000 members of the Missionaries of Charity, the daughters […]

Introducing Marisol Health

When a woman finds herself in a crisis pregnancy, she needs more than a free test and a referral; she needs a connection to a wide network of support that […]

Missionaries of Charity to host Mother Teresa canonization events

Millions are expected to converge in Rome Sept. 4 for the canonization Mass of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who will be proclaimed a saint by the Catholic Church only 19 […]