We need to see the face of Christ in immigrants, says Phoenix bishop

One family fled cartel violence in their small town in Zacatecas, Mexico. Another fled Honduras after the coronavirus pandemic and tropical storms decimated their business and left them impoverished.

‘It will be so glorious’: Cathedral reopening on Sunday following major renovations

Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, the mother church of the Diocese of Phoenix, the worship centerpiece for the 1.1 million diocesan Catholics, reopens her doors to the faithful Sunday, Oct. 24 following a major renovation that addressed several of the grand structure’s key needs.

Colin Powell is recalled for priority he put on education, hard work, goals

Colin Powell once visited a Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Washington to encourage students there to appreciate the Catholic education they are receiving, to dream big and to work hard to achieve those dreams.

Texas urges Supreme Court to let state’s abortion law stand

Texas state officials Oct. 21 urged the Supreme Court to leave the state's current abortion law in place, and they also advised the court not to fast-track abortion providers' challenge to the law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.

Catholics who don’t receive Communion shouldn’t be shamed, scholars say

When Diane Davis was preparing for her first Communion in the 1970s, she asked her mother why she didn't go up to the front of the church with her father to receive the consecrated host.

Migrant shelter in southern Mexico denounces raid by armed individuals

A Catholic migrant shelter in southern Chiapas state said unidentified individuals forced their way into the premises -- the latest act of intimidation against migrant defenders in the region.

Call to prayer for the synod finds home online, in app

Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops, said in the process to create a more "synodal church," one where every member contributes and all listen to each other, "we are touching something divine, and prayer is essential."

Cries of Haitian people ‘cannot go unheeded,’ Vatican official says

The world can no longer ignore the suffering of the people of Haiti, an island that has been exploited and pillaged by wealthier nations for centuries, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

After court order, DHS officials aim to resume ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

Officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said in an Oct. 14 court filing they were ready to begin implementing once again a Trump-era immigration policy with which they disagree -- the Migrant Protection Protocols, also called "Remain in Mexico" or MPP policy.

Catholic health care must always choose patients over profits, pope says

A person's wealth or lack thereof should not be the determining factor when it comes to receiving health care, Pope Francis said.