Pro-life women deliver semi-truck full of supplies, $72,000 to border

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (CNA) — The heat index in McAllen, Texas was 125 degrees on Saturday, but that did not stop members of the pro-life movement from delivering a semi-truck full of supplies and thousands of dollars in aid to respite centers at the border of the United States and Mexico.

Local leadership program expands to Los Angeles

A two-year program created to develop Catholic leaders within the professional world is expanding beyond the Diocese of Phoenix in a move that reflects the success and popularity of the still relatively young initiative.

Vincentians launch prayer campaign

“Let us always pray for one another.” Those were among the first words Pope Francis ever shared and exemplified from the papal balcony. They’re also similar to verbiage now floating among the vast community associated with Phoenix’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Love of God, love of neighbor are tied together, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praying that Catholics would understand and act on “the inseparable bond” between love of God and love of neighbor, Pope Francis again appealed for a solution to the crisis in Venezuela.

Msgr. Michael O’Grady, retired rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, dies at 85

Msgr. Michael O’Grady, retired rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, passed way in his sleep July 13 in his native Ireland. The monsignor was among the “Foreign-Born Irish,” or “FBI” priests that had been in the Diocese of Phoenix from the beginning.

All hymns, all the time: ‘Great Catholic Music’ makes streaming debut

What constitutes "heavy rotation" is 100 or so "songs we've been singing for decades. The program director also embraces publishers approaching him with demos of up-and-coming artists.

Praising God for gift of creation leads to respect for it, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Human beings are called to praise God for His gift of creation, not be predators out to plunder the earth and all it contains, Pope Francis said.

Feast of St. Henry II of Bavaria

(CNA) — German King Henry II who led and defended Europe’s Holy Roman Empire at the beginning of the first millennium.

‘Dad-vocate’ for Down syndrome children offers powerful pro-life example

Down syndrome babies are being identified, targeted and terminated in a form of prenatal genocide due to prenatal testing.

Pope mourns death of French patient after doctors withhold care

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — “Every life is valuable, always,” Pope Francis tweeted after offering prayers for Vincent Lambert, a 42-year-old French man who died July 11, nine days after doctors stopped providing him with nutrition and hydration.