‘Dad-vocate’ for Down syndrome children offers powerful pro-life example

Down syndrome babies are being identified, targeted and terminated in a form of prenatal genocide due to prenatal testing.

Pope mourns death of French patient after doctors withhold care

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — “Every life is valuable, always,” Pope Francis tweeted after offering prayers for Vincent Lambert, a 42-year-old French man who died July 11, nine days after doctors stopped providing him with nutrition and hydration.

Patriotism, love of God on display during Independence Day Mass, Rosary

While red might be the color we most closely associate with Jesus’ death on the Cross; red, white and blue were the colors filling St. Thomas the Apostle Church as the Diocese of Phoenix marked the nation’s 243rd birthday with its annual Independence Day Prayer for America and Rosary for the United States.

Tucson Diocese looks to open temporary shelter for migrants in county facility

Tucson's Catholic Charities is scheduled to vacate a shelter at a former Benedictine monastery July 31. A tentative agreement could move it to an unused juvenile detention facility.

Blood drives abound at 14 parishes in July

Beginning this weekend, at least four parishes are hosting blood drives surrounding morning Mass times each Sunday throughout July.

‘Dangerous’ bill on seal of confession withdrawn before key hearing

The California bill was shelved by its sponsor amid a remarkable grassroots campaign mounted by the state's Catholics, members of other faith groups, and religious liberty advocates from across the country.

Lavelle’s Catholic alma mater cheers her goals, team’s World Cup victory

Rose Lavelle scored the second goal padding the U.S. team's 2-0 final score against Netherlands.

Mom says miracle in Sheen cause that saved her son a gift to whole...

PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — As Bonnie Engstrom watched lifesaving measures being taken for her son, who had been born just moments before without a pulse or drawing breath, she asked for help from the person whose prayerful support she had sought throughout her pregnancy: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen to be beatified

VATICAN CITY (CNA) — Pope Francis approved the miracle attributed to Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen Friday, making possible the American television catechist’s beatification.

‘Chasing the Moon,’ July 8 on PBS

1969 was a key year for NASA with the moon landing. For some perspective, that same year also saw the following emerge: "Sesame Street," PBS, ATMs and the Diocese of Phoenix.