Arrest of Firebrand Cardinal Highlights Split in Hong Kong’s Catholic Church

HONG KONG—Using an umbrella as his cane, 90-year-old Cardinal Joseph Zen walked into a courtroom Wednesday to sit in on a pretrial hearing for activists facing national-security charges. A thorn in Beijing’s side for decades, the pro-democracy firebrand still commits his days to supporting fellow activists even as his body grows frail. Soon after, police … Read more

Mother’s Day: Mothers receive special blessing on special day during mass at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mother’s Day in Los Angeles County included Archbishop Jose Gomez blessing mothers at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and Hillside Memorial Park & ​​Mortuary in Culver City conducting its annual Mother’s Day Remembrance Service. Gomez presented carnations to mothers as he celebrated the 10 am English-language Mass as … Read more

Prince William proves a smash hit on the badminton court – The Royal Family Channel

Prince William proves a smash hit on the badminton courtThe Royal Family Channel Prince William Gets Sporty (in a Suit!) On Latest Royal Outing: ‘I’m Not Sure I’ll Make the Team!’PEOPLE Prince William Plays Badminton In A Suit During Royal OutingAccess William tries luck at badminton as Birmingham prepares for Commonwealth GamesRedditch Advertiser Prince William … Read more

$ 800,000 for Skateboards: China’s Gen Z Collectors Upend the Art Market

Carson Guo was a 17-year-old with a fondness for urban streetwear when he set out to join the art world’s big leagues. His father, an executive at a major Chinese conglomerate, collected modern masters like Picasso — but the younger Mr. Guo felt ready to collect on his own. One day during his school lunch … Read more

$ 800,000 for Skateboards: China’s Gen Z Collectors Upend the Art Market

Carson Guo was a 17-year-old with a fondness for urban streetwear when he set out to join the art world’s big leagues. His father, an executive at a major Chinese conglomerate, collected modern masters like Picasso — but the younger Mr. Guo felt ready to collect on his own. One day during his school lunch … Read more

‘Look where we went:’ Brooke and Jillian Marshall of Fairfield publish books about global travels | Community

Brooke (left) and Jillian Marshall (right). Courtesy Photo FAIRFIELD – For Brooke and Jillian Marshall, exploring the woods at the end of their dirt road as young girls was just the beginning of their travel adventures. “At home, all we had was each other, and we played crazy imagination games and ran around the woods … Read more

Brag Book: Tyler Swanigan

This week, we’re bragging about Tyler Swanigan: A sophomore at South Lyon East High School who just became the first female wrestler in the state of Michigan to win the state championships. This week, we’re bragging about Tyler Swanigan: A sophomore at South Lyon East High School who just became Michigan’s first female wrestler to … Read more

Pope Francis Blames NATO – WSJ

Pope Francis in Vatican city on April 30. Photo: vincenzo pinto / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images Shortly after America’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, Pope Francis quoted former German Chancellor Angela Merkel while criticizing the 20-year war: “It is necessary to put an end to the irresponsible policy of intervening from outside and building democracy … Read more

Dealing with the ‘cancer dragon’ – children’s book takes on a tough topic

It was five years ago that a dragon flew into the lives of Montserrat Coughlin Kim and her family. Her husband, George Kim, was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer at the age of 44. “This truly blindsided us,” Coughlin Kim remembered. The couple’s two daughters, Kerala and Nola, were 10 and 6 years old … Read more