Concerns raised about pace of U.S. response to global religious rights

The role of an ambassador-level position in bringing attention to abuses of religious freedom internationally is being emphasized by those who want a vacancy filled quickly or another position created to focus on specific regions -- or both.

Seminarian preaches with paint; artwork also ‘helps out’ his own prayer

After high school and before seminary, Elmer Herrera-Guzman had exhausting days at work and at church, but only one was fulfilling.

Puerto Rico archbishop sees spiritual rebirth after storm’s wrath

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Almost two months after the devastating winds and rains of Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of Puerto Rico, there is still no clear path to recovery.

‘It’s really happening’: West Valley’s first Catholic high school set for start of...

Planned to handle the area’s rapidly expanding Catholic population, especially among Hispanics, the school will open for classes Aug. 13 and host a grand opening Aug. 21.

Notable feasts during Advent: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe honors diocesan patroness

The “Miracle of the Roses” occurred at Tepeyac hill on this day in 1531.

Memorial Day Masses at Catholic Cemeteries

Catholic Cemeteries throughout the Phoenix Diocese will be honoring "valiant men and women who have helped ensure our peace" this Memorial Day. St. Francis Cemetery,...

Protocol approved on restrictions on bishops facing claim of abuse

It would enable bishops to apply restrictions in the life and ministry of retired bishops accused of sexual abuse or who failed to take necessary measures to prevent abuse.

Faith-filled volunteer spirit fuels women’s conference leader

If you've been to any of the Phoenix Catholic Women's Conferences, you've witnessed the fruit of one woman's passion for helping fellow Catholic women along the path toward holiness.

Black smoke: No new pope on first evening of conclave

Despite the rain, thousands of people filled St. Peter's Square after dark March 12, the first evening of the conclave, to witness the black smoke that signaled the Catholic Church's 115 cardinal electors had failed, as expected, to elect a pope on the first ballot.

Buckeye men take walk to ‘Bethlehem’

The men got Advent started off on the right foot, literally, when they took “A Walk to Bethlehem" via the Arizona desert.