Conversations with Bishop-elect Bill Wack [VIDEO]

Bishop-elect Bill Wack, a one-time director of André House serving Maricopa County's Human Services Campus, will be ordained and installed a bishop for Pensacola-Tallahassee Aug. 22.

Pope entrusts to Mary victims of disasters, conflict, social tension

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a week in which natural disasters, war and racial conflicts dominated the headlines, Pope Francis prayed that Mary would bring peace to a divided world.

Cling to the Lord, not horoscopes, fortunetellers, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When passing through the storm of life’s difficult moments, Christians must latch on to Christ and not the false sense of security offered by psychics and soothsayers, Pope Francis said.

Nun known as ‘Mother Teresa of Pakistan’ to receive state funeral

The bisops called Sr. Ruth a "national hero of Pakistan" with her services for humanity "nothing less than a pure manifestation of God's divine love."

New Smithsonian exhibit explores diversity of religion in early America

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s new exhibition, “Religion in Early America,” celebrates the free exercise of religion and the religious diversity that define American faith life.

New film recalls faith, sacrifice of Maryknoll chaplain killed in Vietnam

MARYKNOLL, N.Y. (CNS) — Fifty years after he put himself between a wounded Marine and fatal enemy gunfire, the story of Maryknoll Father Vincent R. Capodanno’s faith and sacrifice is being retold in a new movie.

Christians are oriented toward light, hope, pope says at audience

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The ancient practice of orienting church buildings East to West — with the entrance facing West and the altar toward the East — was symbolic of the connection that exists between light and hope, Pope Francis said.

Sandwiches for homeless changing lives of recipients, parishioners alike

WASHINGTON (CNS) — While driving to work with his son, Eric Von Gay, Sr. noticed a homeless man walk out of his tent to look for food in the grass. That’s when Eric Gay, Jr. got the idea to “keep what Father Bill started.”

Catch up with Solidarity HealthShare [VIDEO]

Bradley Hahn, an active Arizona Catholic, talks about a Catholic approach to healthcare and paying for medical expenses through Solidarity HealthShare.

Amid polarization, nation urged to reclaim civility through dialogue

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Political polarization in America has recently peaked, according to surveys conducted by Pew Research Center and Gallup, among others.