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Christ’s birth brings hope to a broken world

No one can offer you more hope than Jesus Christ. In a world broken by sin, this season of hope we call Advent calls each one of us to turn our eyes to the stable in Bethlehem where our Savior took on flesh and became one of us, to show us the way of forgiveness and love.

In Christmas message, pope prays for peace, brotherhood

Delivering his formal Christmas message and blessing, Pope Francis prayed for a world where all people would recognize that they are brothers and sisters and would work for justice and for peace.

Emmanuel: The name sums up the Christmas message

We know what kind of person the infant Jesus born on the first Christmas would be in adult life: someone known for drawing near to others and walking with them in their actual lives.

State of the Campaign — Christmas

During this season, God is inviting each of us to follow Him, to walk with Him and to be a part of His Church. The “Together Let Us Go Forth ~ Juntos Sigamos Adelante” campaign seeks to extend that invitation to every person in our diocese.

Broken statues lead to strengthened faith ahead of Christmas

A set of historic statues that were vandalized at St. Mary’s Basilica serve as a reminder of our own brokenness as we prepare for the coming of Christ, says rector Fr. Michael Weldon, OFM.

Young at heart: Church outreaches bring Christmas cheer to adults

Even if guests can’t physically give much, spiritually, they gift several Catholic apostolates with their presence and someone to serve in an extra special way at Christmastime.

Catholic Charities program provides gifts to needy children

MESA — It began as a backyard project; an idea to help needy families at Christmas provide gifts for their children.

Anonymous donor serves as driving force behind sisters’ new wheels

Christmas came a bit early for the Missionaries of Charity who serve in the Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico, which has half of its territory in Arizona. And it wasn’t just a stocking-stuffer either.

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Jan. 1

This is one of the most significant Marian feast days as it recognizes specifically her role as the mother of the Savior. “Clearly from earliest times the Blessed Virgin is honoured under the title of Mother of God” (Lumen Gentium 66).

12 Days of Christmas – Part 3 [VIDEO]

Fr. John Muir exhausted his Christmas sweater collection, but he has more saints and memorable characteristics to introduce you to!