Notre Dame show choir passes auditions for Phoenix Suns

Vocal Impact, the advanced mixed show choir at Notre Dame Preparatory in Scottsdale, made quite an impression on judges during last week's National Anthem...

Newsmakers of old: January headlines from our archives

  It's time to re-visit some of our old issues to see what made headlines in the local and global Church and how we have...

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, San Diego, and the Channel Islands

There are lots of interesting stories about the early years of discovery in Southern California. Many are not true, but that doesn’t mean the actual truth is completely known.

School sports scoop

With the fall semester well underway, athletes at local Catholic schools are taking to the court, field and sidelines — can't forget spiritline — many nights a week. Take a look at related headlines including when to catch one game on TV.

Florida’s Catholic heritage

For some reason, history was my least favorite subject in school, but at the same time, I have long appreciated local history whether it be within a family or community. U.S. history class my junior year finally made me appreciate the subject on a broader scale. So when I saw a photo of a re-enactment on the beach marking the 500th anniversary of an explorer's arrival in Florida, I was intrigued.

You shall believe, science tests faith

St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Chandler invites everyone — Catholic and non-Catholic alike — to its Year of Faith Advent event. Tim Francis, founder of You Shall Believe Ministries, will share the same presentation three times Dec. 1-3.

Getting over prejudices against the homeless

Someone heading toward me that I know is going to ask for money, I tense up. Why? I'm not physically intimidated. Certainly, giving them a dollar isn't going to break me.

The Catholic Doctor Is In: A case of infidelity

His wife had been unfaithful and now she wanted to come back. He was willing to consider. I admired his openness to forgiving.

ACLU versus the U.S. Bishops

The Americans for Civil Liberties Union is suing the U.S. Bishops.

New Year’s resolutions

One of the many perks about being Catholic: you don't have to wait for New Year's Eve to roll around again to resolve to do better. Every moment, especially after the sacrament of reconciliation, is a chance to start anew.