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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Marquette to welcome Afghan refugee family to campus

When Kabul collapsed quickly this fall, friends of Marquette University's Center for Peacemaking wanted to help Afghanis trying to restart their lives after fleeing their country. "We realized that for so many resettled refugees, education was a ticket to improve their lives," said Patrick Kennelly, the center's director.

Notre Dame's Sakimoto: Church has 'profound' role in addressing climate crisis

Phil Sakimoto, astrophysicist and director of Notre Dame's sustainability minor program, works on and off campus to address climate issues with Catholics. The former NASA officer shifted his gaze from the stars to the ground, focusing on Earth's needs.

Indiana pastor asks parish men to volunteer for firearms training

"We would like any man who wants to be included in the physical defense of the parish to be present to discuss and go over tactics for possible situations at St. Stanislaus that would require the use of firearms," wrote the pastor in an email.

University of Notre Dame converts tons of dining hall leftovers into energy

In 2016, the University of Notre Dame adopted a comprehensive sustainability strategy, and last year, after analysing how much food was being thrown out, it started capturing that waste and sending it to be converted into power.