Olive harvest at Garden of Gethsemane unites faithful with Christ

JERUSALEM - For Salim Badawi, a Greek Orthodox Palestinian from the West Bank village of Beit Jalla, the opportunity to help a group of Franciscan priests harvest olives in the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives offers a sense of hope amid the adversaries his family has faced in their own olive groves.

Ask a priest to dinner

Archdiocese of Seattle pastor Father Matthew Oakland explains why you shouldn't be afraid to invite a priest over to your house for dinner. He was featured in "A Catholic Home" columnist Janet Cleaveland's October 2014 column.

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A Catholic Home - Breakfast dash

My kids were terrible when it came to eating breakfast before school. Yes, we knew that the morning meal is the most important of the day. I probably told them a million times. But I admit it: My three sons preferred to hunker down in bed as long as possible.

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