When it comes to the evangelization of California, Father Junípero Serra certainly gets his fair share of attention for founding nine Spanish missions across California in the 1700s, winning over Native American converts, and leaving a legacy of faith that’s lasted more than two centuries. Thus it came as no surprise that Pope Francis granted the F...

Today we go west, to the Grand Canyon State: Arizona. The story of the Italians here starts with an important explorer, Father Eusebio Kino: we will learn about this incredible hero, another Italian explorer who helped many people, included a lot of Native Americans. Our guest, the person who will lead us through Italy in Arizona, is Massimo Paolil...

Los Angeles is one of the most significant cities in the United States. It houses one of the most active consulates, which is a point of reference for many Italian people.   We are pleased to host Consul Antonio Verde, who has been representing our country in LA for one year and a half.

By Nancy Wiechec   Jesuit Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, an Italian missionary to the American Southwest known as the "Padre on Horseback," was honored Jan. 10 at the Tumacacori National Historical Park with Kino Legacy Day. The celebration of the priest -- who founded 24 missions and was also known as an astronomer, builder, mapmaker,...