Memorial Day doesn’t stand out for those who never forget the fallen

Memorial Day, the traditional kickoff of summer marked by family getaways, cookouts, picnics and parades, also includes somber events the day was created for such as wreath-laying ceremonies, prayer services and visits to war memorials. A few miles from the major war memorials, two Vietnam veterans at the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home, planned to mark the holiday without any fanfare.

Pope invites Israeli, Palestinian leaders to Rome to pray for peace

Pope Francis invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres to pray together at the Vatican for peace between their nations.

Bethlehem residents look forward to papal visit, despite inconveniences

A long line of cars trailed down the road next to the Church of the Nativity as Franciscan Father Ibrahim Faltas helped coordinate the placement of the electricity generator for the May 25 papal Mass.

Msgr. Moyer celebrates 50 years of service to Church

He built parishes and camps, established the Foundation for Senior Living, was a founding board member of Life Teen and met a saint, yet Msgr. Richard Moyer considers parish ministry the highlight of his 50 years of service to the Church.

Foster parents change lives by opening homes to children in need

Ted and Tyra Sosnicki knew they were called to be parents. But when they realized they could not have biological children, they thought of adoption. The steep fees many private agencies charge were an obstacle.

Catholic Community Foundation names Frisch new president

The Catholic Community Foundation hired Rick Frisch as its new president and CEO April 1. Frisch will spearhead foundation efforts that support the Church’s mission and deepen its current donor base.

God speaks to us in everyday moments

You’ve seen them. Holding cardboard signs with scrawled pleas for help, they stand at freeway exits, hoping for a handout. Should you give them money? Should you circle around and return with food and water?

Gifts of Holy Spirit poured out at confirmation strengthen, empower

More than 2,000 years ago the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles in the Upper Room and has been guiding the Church ever since.

BenU Mesa students ­finish first year at East Valley campus

The mess of light rail construction still takes over downtown, but a growing presence of college students is also becoming part of the landscape. Benedictine University’s only U.S. campus outside of Illinois wrapped up its first year May 11.

Phoenix couple’s trip to Rome goes viral

Christine Accurso said she made the trip of a lifetime in traveling to Rome for the April 27 canonization of St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II.