Priests, seminarians set to square off in third annual JP2 Classic

A group of seminarians and priests from the diocese will be looking to score points for God not by a sermon or acing a test but by competing with one another on the basketball court next month.

How the ‘Joy of the Gospel’ hit close to home

In early July, I represented the Diocese of Phoenix and Catholic Charities Community Services at the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America” in Orlando, Florida. A gathering of leaders like this is rare: the last time such a convocation occurred was 100 years ago during World War I!

Local Catholic tapped to become CEO of United Cerebral Palsy National

Growing up in East Los Angeles, Armando Contreras never dreamed he’d one day stand at the helm of a national non-profit serving those with disabilities.

Epicenter for opioid addiction a mission field for Catholic outreach

Despite the scope of the problem, the Mother of Mercy team sees Philadelphia's opioid addiction crisis as an opportunity to manifest the restorative power of Christ's love.

Defending Marriage and the Family

Throughout the history of salvation, God chooses to use what seems too small and insignificant to accomplish his purposes. Small realities, ordinary people: like the poor young children of Fatima, like the family.

Faithful reminded freedom, prayer go together

Even with some relief at the federal level regarding religious freedom, Americans, Catholics especially, must continue to pray and be vigilant to protect these liberties at the state and local level, said Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares at the annual Fourth of July Mass.

Pope approves new path to sainthood: heroic act of loving service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has approved a fourth pathway to possible sainthood — giving one’s life in a heroic act of loving service to others.

Nigerian calls West’s imposition of abortion ‘cultural supremacy’

MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — Western governments are “spitting in the face” of African democracy by trying to impose legal abortion against the wishes of most of the people in such countries, said a Nigerian-born pro-life campaigner.

Black Catholics at congress urged to ‘listen, learn, think, act and pray’

The roots of the Black Catholic Congress stem from 1889 with layman and journalist Daniel Rudd, who brought together 100 black Catholic men to exchange and discuss questions affecting their race for not just Catholic blacks, but blacks across the country.

Amid polarization, nation urged to reclaim civility through dialogue

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Political polarization in America has recently peaked, according to surveys conducted by Pew Research Center and Gallup, among others.