What the Catechism of the Catholic Church says about ‘just war’

With news on the United States' imminent military action in Syria, some Catholics may be be asking themselves what the Church says about war.

40 years after ‘Roe’ and 53 years after the pill, we still don’t get...

Contraception has been readily available for some 53 years. In 1960, there were about 800 legal abortions a year; today there's more than 1.2 million. The only rational conclusion is that contraception somehow fuels abortion.

Seminarian orientation in Rome

Vinhson Nguyen, a seminarian for the Diocese of Phoenix, recently moved to Rome to finish preparing for the priesthood. Take a look at some orientation photos. Plus, connect to bios of all of our seminarians including many of the 12 new ones.

‘Interregnum’: Factoids about the time between the pope’s stepping down and the papal election

Catholic News Service provided this resource for Catholic journalists. It's a series of short items intended to be used as needed to explain different aspects of the papal transition. I share it with our online readers here in case you're interested and would like the terminology all together.

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.

The next pope will uphold the teaching of ‘Humanae Vitae’

My nephew with a masters in theology from a Catholic university and I were trying our best to have a meaningful discussion while fishing. Which is harder than you might think when they’re biting.

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.