Catherine M. Odell is a freelance writer and editor and the author of 14 books, including one co-authored with Margaret Savitskas, Angels of the Lord: 365 Reflections on Our Heavenly Guardians (Our Sunday Visitor, 2016).

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DignityUSA celebrates 50 years of supporting LGBTQ Catholics

Dignity was founded in 1969 in San Diego by Fr. Patrick Nidorf, an Augustinian priest and psychologist who felt that the pastoral needs of his city's gay Catholic community were being ignored.

Detroit, Caseys and Capuchins celebrate Blessed Solanus

More than 60,000 people gathered for the beatification of beloved Capuchin friar Fr. Solanus Casey Nov. 18 in Detroit, moving him a step closer to canonization.

Summer camp offers privilege of service

Colleges and Universities: On some of the hottest mornings this past summer, dozens of University of Notre Dame alumni families drove off to different sites around South Bend to take part in the university's alumni Family Volunteer Camp.

Pence speech at Notre Dame draws controversy

This year's May 21 commencement at the University of Notre Dame may again bring the school into the hot and sometimes blinding spotlight of national controversy over LGBT rights.