Crosiers celebrate Citizenship Day

More than 100 years ago, three Crosiers traveled to to Minnesota with dutch immigrants. The Crosier Fathers and Brothers have served Catholics in the...

‘Into the Breach’ inspires call to action among diocesan men

It’s time for prayerful discernment and action, say parish and ministry leaders throughout the Diocese of Phoenix in light of Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s apostolic exhortation to the men of the diocese, “Into the Breach.”

President, first lady to welcome Pope Francis to White House Sept. 23

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will welcome Pope Francis to the White House Sept. 23.

‘Humanae Vitae’ at 50 and the legacy of soon-to-be St. Paul VI

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Fifty years ago, an encyclical was released affirming a long-held teaching of the Catholic Church, yet it became one of the most controversial encyclicals in recent Church history.

Catholic university breaks ground for $100 million health sciences campus in Phoenix

Creighton University, an Omaha, Nebraska-based Jesuit university that has operated a health sciences program in Phoenix for more than a decade, formally broke ground for a new $100 million, 180,000 square-foot health sciences campus in a major expansion of the area’s only Catholic medical school.

Looking out for No. 2: Who will be Vatican secretary of state?

Of the several widely acknowledged priorities in the run-up to the conclave that chose Pope Francis, including the challenge of secularism and the growth of the church in the global South, none was more prominent than a need to reform the Roman Curia, the church's central administration in the Vatican.

Pope prays for world’s suffering children on Christmas

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Those who recognize the Lord in the baby Jesus in the manger also should recognize his presence in children suffering today because of war, poverty and immigration, Pope Francis said.

San Felipe de Jesus: The first Mexican saint and the first Japanese martyr

In the more than 50 years he had been here, had he seen Catholicism grow in Japan? I was talking with Jesuit Father Jose Aguilar, who lived at the Jesuit Residence by the 26 Martyrs Museum in Nagasaki. He was from Guadalajara.

The Odd Couple: Quebec cardinal, Anglican bishop shared same roof for a year

QUEBEC CITY (CNS) — “Really?” Cardinal Gerald Lacroix, archbishop of Quebec, recalls the reaction of people when they learned that the Anglican bishop of Quebec was living with him in the Episcopal Palace.

Foot-care ministry offers physical relief, friendship to the homeless

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — Rodger placed his backpack next to a chair, sat down and unlaced worn-out shoes. "They...