PHOENIX — Pope Francis has appointed Bishop John Stephen Pazak as the fifth bishop of the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Eparchy of Phoenix, and accepted the resignation of Bishop Gerald N. Dino, 76. Bishop Pazak currently leads the Byzantine Eparchy of Sts. Cyril and Methodius of Toronto.
Benedictine Sister Josine Krausnick, who spent 45 years teaching at St. Thomas the Apostle School before retiring June 7, required one last thing of students and any Catholic who attended Mass the final day of school. “I am an incurable...
While a juridical process is necessary for making accurate judgments, the Catholic Church’s marriage annulment process must be quicker, cheaper and much more of a pastoral ministry, Pope Francis said.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) — Pride rushed through the hearts and veins of Albanian-Americans as they watched Albanian President Bujar Nishani unveil a statue of St. Teresa of Calcutta in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn Sept. 25.
It’s not every day that television airwaves are used to share the Catholic faith. It’s even more rare for such a message to feature local people and sites.
When the Supreme Court declined to review the appeals on rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional, many people were left second-guessing why this happened and what it means for the future of same-sex marriages and bans on such marriages.
The Vatican has designated Honolulu's Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace as a minor basilica in recognition of its historic and spiritual significance. The bishop hopes the place of "prayer, worship and celebration of the sacraments for generations," will now bring in more pilgrims.
After 20 children and six adults were shot dead in Connecticut, Pope Benedict XVI offered his condolences and prayers, urging all to dedicate themselves to acts of peace in the face of such "senseless violence."
Hundreds of Catholics braved storm warnings to attend a holy hour July 25 in hopes that a “black mass” to be held Sept. 21 in Oklahoma City might be cancelled.
God kept the first promise that He would send a Savior, so the faithful should trust Him to keep the second promise that He will come again and take the holy ones to be with Him for eternity.