Pope recognizes martyrdom of Archbishop Romero

After decades of debate within the church, Pope Francis formally recognized that Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was killed "in hatred of the faith" and not for purely political reasons.

Phoenix Diocese Invites Catholics to Participate in Vatican Questionnaire on the Family

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted announced today the launch of a questionnaire for use at the October 2015 Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the theme,...

Students rally at Capitol in support of Catholic education

More than 1,000 students, teachers and parents filled a muddy lawn at the State Capitol Jan. 28. Their purpose and energy were far more solid.

At Catholic Schools Week Mass, Bishop Nevares urges students to contemplate Jesus on cross

Meditating on Jesus throughout the day is a privilege extended to Catholic school students and the key to holiness.

U-Mary student exchanges zucchetto with Pope Francis

If he’s not the envy of the entire world, millions of people would at the very least love to have the same experience that Andrew Meyer had with Pope Francis.

Pope to dads: Play with your kids, be strong, loving, moral role models

When their lives are all work and no play, men turn their children into "orphans" who lack a father to guide them, show them love and teach them values, Pope Francis said.

Catholic agencies showcasing ‘PlayBook for Common Good’

St. Mary's Basilica lies at the northeast end zone for "Super Bowl Central" in downtown Phoenix and is partnering with Catholic agencies to showcase how they run the "PlayBook for Common Good."

Navy chaplain’s assistant wins Super Bowl tickets

A Tucson native and Navy seaman who doubles as a chaplain's assistant/religious programs specialist, won tickets to Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale.

Students to converge on Capitol for annual Catholic Schools Week celebration

Thousands of Catholic school students, educators and families will rally at the Arizona State Capitol on Jan. 28 to demonstrate their support and appreciation for school choice legislation. The noontime event will feature the Catholic bishops of Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey, and legislative leadership.

Pope says family is where people learn communication

Beginning with an unborn child's relationship with his mother, the family is where members of the church and wider society learn the essential lessons of communication, Pope Francis said.