Faith leads young man with cancer to resolve to live life to the utmost

Father Rick Nagel was touched when he visited 26-year-old Macklin Swinney and heard what he wanted to give up for Lent.

Macklin Swinney of Indianapolis, seen with girlfriend Callie Bontrager during a trip to San Francisco last summer, says his faith has led him to resolve to live life to the fullest in the face of cancer. In 2010 then-26-year-old Swinney was diagnosed wi th the most severe stage of skin cancer and had been given little chance of surviving. Becoming a Catholic, he said, has helped him overcome his fears. (CNS photo/The Criterion)

Loyola recognizes two Catholic school educators for outstanding literacy work

"Can't" is one word that is not allowed in 32-year-old teacher Kristina Collins' classroom.

Katrina Collins, who recently won a literacy educator of the year award, helped to establish the Ben Carson Reading Room at Archbishop Borders School. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

Faith, forgiveness marked life, death of young man killed in shooting

Forgiveness was important to pro-life 24-year-old gunned down in Indianapolis.

Friends of Nathan and Jennifer Trapuzzano gather for a moment of silent prayer outside of Holy Rosary Church in Indianapolis April 5 after Nathan Trapuzzano

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