Tomorrow, weather permitting, marks the first full schedule of Spring Training games in the Valley. The 15 teams who train here bring with them the players who are big names today and rookies working their way up. They largely focus on training while in the Valley, but local Catholic efforts are affiliated with a few of the teams.
The predicament of divorced and remarried Catholics will be a major topic of discussion when bishops from around the world meet at the Vatican in October 2014.
Immigrants and advocates alike took the streets of downtown Phoenix and other major cities across the United States to pressure Congress into a comprehensive overhaul of the immigration system.
ASSISI, Italy (CNS) -- Making his first pilgrimage as pope to the birthplace of his papal namesake, Pope Francis called on the whole church to imitate St. Francis of Assisi, embracing poverty and stripping itself of the "spirit of world."
n his latest wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis said that he aimed to make the Catholic Church less "Vatican-centric" and closer to the "people of God," as well as more socially conscious and open to modern culture.
Pope Francis made his international advisory panel on church governance, unofficially dubbed the "Group of Eight" or "G-8," a permanent council of cardinals....
People will not find Jesus by hanging out in first-class lounges or in the library, but by being out and about in the real world and in prayer, Pope Francis said.
Backstabbing and gossip hurt people and harm God's desire for a united human family, Pope Francis said. Unity is a gift from God, "but often we struggle to live it out," he said. "We are the ones who create lacerations."
Despite feeling unworthy of the call, 14 men took another step forward in discerning their place in the diaconate. Their steps came a week apart during special Masses celebrated with their family, parishioners and priests who have supported them along the way.
A senior at Xavier College Preparatory proofs a classmate's college admission essay during English class. The U.S. Department of Education honored Xavier as...