Military, faith form Texas Catholic’s sense of duty to country, church

The Fourth of July is a day of celebration, but it is also an ideal time to reflect on our freedoms and the sacrifices our service men and women have made to sustain them — men like Master Sgt. Pablo H. Villesca who witnessed Afghanistan's first free, direct elections.

Bishop Olmsted ordains Fr. Camou to priesthood

It was standing room only for families, friends and supporters who packed Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral June 27, 2015, to witness Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted ordain Fernando Camou to the priesthood.

Supreme Court redefines marriage to include same-sex couples nationwide; Bishops respond 

In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide.

Dcn. Fernando Camou waits for his ordination with joy

With just days to go until his ordination to the priesthood, Dcn. Fernando Camou turned his thoughts toward the momentous occasion.
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Day 1: What is Religious Freedom? [VIDEO]

The first in a series of daily reflections from the Diocese of Phoenix marking the Fortnight for Freedom — a time when the Catholic Church's liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power.

All creation sings God’s praise, but people are silencing it, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The earth, which was created to support life and give praise to God, is crying out with pain because human activity is destroying it, Pope Francis says in his long-awaited encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.”
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Franciscan explains ‘Laudato Si’ [VIDEO]

The head of the Franciscan order explains the title of Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on ecology.

One year later: Community remembers life, spirit of Fr. Walker

It has been one year since the life of Fr. Kenneth Walker, FSSP, was taken from the community he served. The memories and the spirit of the 28-year-old priest, however, are everlasting.

Santa Fe’s new archbishop says his place ‘is squarely in your midst’

In his homily for his installation Mass June 4 as the new archbishop of Santa Fe, Archbishop John C. Wester recalled that Christ is represented symbolically as both the Good Shepherd and the Lamb of God.

Climate encyclical expected to send strong moral message to the world

Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on ecology and climate is expected to send a strong moral message -- one message that could make some readers uncomfortable, some observers say.