Wasilla man recalls blessings of faith, adoption, family

Adoption and foster parenting have forever shaped the long and rich life of James “Jim” Humphrey. At 79 years and counting, the towering former farm boy lives his Catholic faith with the same fortitude and generous hospitality that defined his childhood on a Montana farm.

‘Marriage doesn’t have to hurt’

Greetings to all of the messed up and constantly arguing couples out there. You know who you are. We’re not talking to you guys who are constantly posting Instagram photos of your perfect marriage — of all the flowers he gets you every Friday and those declarations of love you share on your timelines, and the cute wacky photos you like to take jumping in the air holding hands — yes, you’re adorable but you can’t sit with us.

65 years after mountain plane crash priest helps dad find closure

There were no survivors among the 19 passengers, and recovery was deemed unrealistic. The report on the 1952 crash was filed away as classified material. But to a large Catholic family in Kansas, the death of Daniel Blasi — one of 17 children — remained a deep well of sorrow, loss and mystery spanning 65 years.

Former Alaskan embraces call to become a Jesuit priest

Born and raised Catholic in Monroe, Michigan, Nathan Krawetzke has an older brother who is married and a younger sister. Thoughts about the priesthood first surfaced for Krawetzke in grade school, and calling persisted throughout his time at St. Mary Catholic Central High School and beyond. “I told no one about it,” he said. “I was afraid of what it would mean.”

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