Students spread hope one sandwich, lunch bag at a time

The sandwich meal fortified the body and nourished the soul of hundreds of guests at André House while its brown lunch sack, lit up with crayon drawings and notes, connected them to a larger part of humanity.

Arriving in Bolivia, pope insists on church’s role in public life

Praising Bolivia's efforts to include all its citizens in the country's economic, political and social life, Pope Francis also defended the record and the right of the Catholic Church to be an active member of society and the right of the bishops to comment on public issues.

Q&A: Baseball legend Tommy Lasorda is Catholic to the core

Tommy Lasorda, the two-time World Series champion and two-time National League Manager of the Year, was in town to speak at Seton Catholic Preparatory in Chandler March 8 to benefit the school’s booster club and athletic program.

Pope offers prayers for quake victims, solidarity for relief workers

The devastation from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake included not just buildings collapsing from the tremors, but also people and villages being buried by landslides and avalanches triggered by the quake and aftershocks.

Feast of St. Lorenzo Ruiz and companions

Lorenzo, the first Filipino saint, and 15 others were martyred in Japan.

Pope’s general audience talks cover fundamentals of Catholic faith

Pope Francis resumes his Wednesday general audience this week. Each topic, spread over weeks or months, helps form Catholics into missionary disciples.

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.

Diocese responds law firm’s to planned press conference on clergy sex abuse

The Diocese of Phoenix released a statement upon hearing of a scheduled press conference being held in Downtown Phoenix today where a law firm known for litigating clergy sexual abuse cases around the country will announce the names, histories and photographs of 109 clerics accused of child sexual abuse in the diocese.

History of Catholic education in diocese tied to religious sisters

A Catholic school alumna-turned-principal said, "Our schools would not be here without them. They are really the founders of our schools. We rest on the shoulders of giants.”

Paschal candles prepped for Easter [VIDEO]

Workers at an Ohio company find their Lenten center as they create paschal candles in time for Holy Week.