Bishop Olmsted reflects on the importance of Día de los Muertos [VIDEO]

Bishop Olmsted, interviewed recently by Mixed Voces, explains the importance of the Día de los Muertos celebration.

Weekend calendar: March 8-10

Nun Run, a play, Teen Maze, book signing, rummage sales... where will you be (besides Mass) this weekend?

San Felipe de Jesus: The first Mexican saint and the first Japanese martyr

In the more than 50 years he had been here, had he seen Catholicism grow in Japan? I was talking with Jesuit Father Jose Aguilar, who lived at the Jesuit Residence by the 26 Martyrs Museum in Nagasaki. He was from Guadalajara.

Most saintly cities, towns

This is for our many Catholic realtors and other faithful realtors out there who seem to support so much bulletin advertising. Others interested in ol' fashioned research might enjoy this fun list as well.

Sisters of Charity mark 80 years in Arizona

Today is the feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. She founded the Sisters of Charity in the U.S. and Arizona Catholics have been served by the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill since 1933. Sr. Barbara Einloth traces the order's ministry in the Grand Canyon State.

Loving life

Those who know me today see me as an outspoken pro-life advocate. I have lost friends after discussions about how we can’t kill a living human baby, alive since conception in a woman’s body.

Not going to #WYD? Track #Rio2013 here

Ideas of blogs to follow written by U.S. pilgrims and those headed to Rio de Janeiro from other countries. Hopefully it will help create the global perspective of the Catholic Church that Blessed Pope John Paul II intended when he initiated the gathering of Catholic teenagers and young adults in 1984. The first official #WYD was held in 1986.

Confession: a little help needed

Why is it that asking for help is so hard for us? Why do we hide our struggles? Haven't we seen time after time...

Weekend calendar: July 11-13

Is your car a little dusty? A benefit car wash will offset living costs for a local missionary ready to dedicate next school year to leading retreats for high schoolers. Want to save a life? Three parishes are hosting blood drives. Know a veteran? PBS connects you with a Catholic ministry.

Children turn to gold mining after drought leaves few options in Burkina Faso

SEGUENEGA, Burkina Faso — Thirteen-year-old Zale Moumouni has been living 12 kilometers down the road from his village, searching for gold. He spends his...