Freelance journalist and photographer Nancy Wiechec is a veteran Catholic media professional based in the Phoenix, Ariz., area. She is formerly of Catholic News Service in Washington, D.C. In 2013 she was a finalist for the St. Francis de Sales award, given by the Catholic Press Association for outstanding contributions to journalism. Follow her @nancywiechec on Twitter.

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Navajo Nation under COVID-19: Catholic school offers support in Northeast Arizona

St. Michael Indian School on the Navajo Nation in Arizona serves 364 students. Shut down for distancing in a community hit hard by coronavirus, the school is providing take-home work for students and maintaining ties through drive-up meal service and weekly calls to parents.

Arizona mother deported from U.S. taken in by shelter just across border

The mother who made headlines as possibly the first unauthorized immigrant to be deported from the United States under President Donald Trump's immigration orders was being sheltered overnight by the Kino Border Institute in Nogales, Mexico, Feb. 9.


National parks: Places of wonder, history, spiritual refuge

Eco Catholic: Within national parks, religious men and women often use nature's bounty as a backdrop for spiritual connection.

Auschwitz sets up tour dates just for World Youth Day pilgrims

The Auschwitz memorial and museum is setting aside July 20-28 and Aug. 1-3 exclusively for World Youth Day pilgrims who want to tour the former Nazi death camp.