The flooding affected more than two-thirds of Nebraska's counties, including many within the archdiocese, destroying or damaging homes, businesses, roads and bridges, crippling water and sewage systems and killing livestock.
Approximately 60 percent of the nation's U.S. Catholics under the age of 18 are Hispanic, meaning the future of Catholicism in the United States is linked to the Hispanic experience.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis welcomed top officials of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sometimes referred to as the Mormon Church, to the Vatican the day before the officials inaugurated their first temple in the city of Rome.
Early Thanksgiving feasts at several parishes across the Diocese of Phoenix rivaled what Americans are still slicing, dicing and mashing for Thursday.
Interim rules are now in place for religious employers concerned about the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate.
In addition to quality education, Catholic schools throughout the diocese have a key component in common — a dedication to serving Christ and developing leaders who make a difference in their communities throughout their lives.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Easter makes it clear that in the life of Jesus, but also in the lives of modern men and women, “death, solitude and fear” do not have the last word, Pope Francis said before giving his Easter blessing.
Kelley Orr, a social worker and mother of four sons, has struggled with depression for years. “I don’t hide it,” Orr said. “I pray and I reach out to friends.”
A favorite Biblical image used by the Church Fathers to describe the fragility and complexity of human life is that of a potter working with clay.
The new lay missioners range in age from 23 to 69 and include individuals, couples, and a family of five. A sister is also being sent forth.