A summer camp vision, prayers to St. Teresa helped lead Friar to the priesthood

He was only working at the camp because his dad had a role there. An experience there during guided meditation was among the seeds of his vocation.

National Review Board chairman repeats call for greater lay involvement as Church tackles abuse

BALTIMORE (CNS) — National Review Board chairman Francesco Cesareo offered the U.S. bishops meeting in Baltimore a series of recommendations that he said will strengthen the Church’s response to the ongoing clergy sexual abuse crisis.

Personal energy, catechetical passion draws Fr. Kennedy to Holy Cross priests

Fr. Brian Kennedy, C.S.C., began his priesthood at St. John Vianney in Goodyear just as the incorrupt heart of his parish's namesake came through on a national tour.

Bishops to consider 10-point plan to acknowledge ‘episcopal commitments’

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops are set to vote on a 10-point statement, “Affirming Our Episcopal Commitments,” in which the bishops hope to regain “the trust of the people of God.”

Cathedral school, greater community mourn beloved Sr. Gabby Marry, IBVM (1940-2019)

She offered the irreplaceable gift of Irish presence to school children, convent visitors, adults, the elderly, and via letter, inmates.

Holy Spirit ‘brings order to our frenzy,’ pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a world of conflict and division and a culture of insult, people need to live filled with the Holy Spirit, who is the only one capable of bringing harmony and unity to diversity, Pope Francis said.

New York court says archbishop’s remains must be transferred to Peoria

A final appeal has been rejected from the Archdiocese of New York and the trustees of St. Patrick's Cathedral, who sought to keep the remains of the famed orator and media pioneer interred at St. Patrick's, where they have rested since after his death Dec. 9, 1979.

Ordination moments

This year, I also took great joy in discovering who else the Diocese of Phoenix was spiritually united with nationwide because their (arch)diocese had an ordination scheduled for June 1 too.

Parish, family life nurtures Fr. Christopher Gossen’s vocation

“He has a gift for foresight and vision, and he continually seeks to plan for how God might want to work so that his heart and the hearts of others are disposed and prepared to receive whatever grace God desires to give,” his formator said.

In recalling soldiers’ D-Day sacrifice, archbishop prays for world peace

Archbishop Timothy Broglio prayed that Catholics and all Americans will "remain vigilant against the forces of evil in our troubled world, and to pour our energies into building lasting peace and justice among nations."