Traditionalists and Rome strike contrasting notes on Jews

MENZINGEN, Switzerland (CNS) -- Of all the controversies associated with the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, no topic provokes stronger reactions inside or...

Pope tells bishops, other ministers fidelity is key to evangelization

RIO DE JANEIRO (CNS) -- With the young pilgrims of World Youth Day, Pope Francis was encouraging and challenging; with the bishops, priests and religious who minister to them he was firm and blunt.

Trip to the Holy Land an adventure in faith, Christian history

JERUSALEM — Tonight as I write these words, I’m about 6,000 miles away from the birthplace of Christianity, but just a few days ago, I was walking in the footsteps of Christ in the Holy Land.

Jubilee ends, mercy continues

Despite the close of the latest jubilee year, the door of mercy within the heart remains wide open, and Catholics in the Diocese of Phoenix are committed to bestowing and receiving it.

Arizona students among thousands attending SEEK2019

INDIANAPOLIS — Author and speaker, Sarah Swafford stood before a crowd of 10,000 Catholic college women. She pointed to a screen that listed the most common struggles that individuals face, ranging from loneliness to self-hatred.

Palms to ashes: A few things to know about Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is March 6 this year. Here are some things to know about Ash Wednesday and the kickoff to Lent.

Twenty students baptized at school liturgy

Students at Our Lady of Perpetual Help begin every school day with a liturgy, but the one on April 17 was a bit more memorable.

Bishop ordains Franciscan to priesthood

Twenty-five years to the day that Pope John Paul II prayed inside St. Mary’s Basilica came another historical moment: the first time that Bishop...

Pope deplores ‘VatiLeaks’ scandal, prays for quake victims

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI voiced regret for the turmoil surrounding the recent publication of leaked Vatican documents, but thanked the vast...

Citing Pope Francis, bishops call on Congress to renew religious freedom commission

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — Congress has only one month to reauthorize the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Many human rights activists and religious leaders have stressed its importance, and the nation’s bishops suggest the commission would help the U.S. fulfill Pope Francis’ call to protect religious minorities.