Conversations on racism with family, friends are key to change, says speaker

The annual Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice, the largest Catholic social justice gathering in the United States, is known for dispensing sharp opinions.

Transcript shows pope’s distinction between gay marriage, civil unions

When Pope Francis said gay people have a right to be in a family and that gay couples needed some form of civil law to protect their rights, he was not saying that gay couples should have a right to adopt children.

Pope announces new cardinals, including U.S. Archbishop Gregory

Pope Francis announced he will create 13 new cardinals Nov. 28, including Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Washington.

VIDEO: The Rosary, weapon for peace

In this new message, Bishop Olmsted tells us that when we pray the Rosary and spend time in the presence of Jesus and Mary, we grow in freedom from selfishness and become freer for the worship of God and love of our neighbor. While struggling against constant attacks by the Evil One, we look with hope to the Redemptive suffering and death of Jesus, and find ready assistance in the intercession of His Beloved Mother.

Bishops: Pope’s civil union remarks won’t change teaching on marriage

Pope Francis' expression of openness to the idea of laws recognizing civil unions, including for gay couples, to protect their rights does not change church teaching on marriage as being between one woman and one man, said several U.S. bishops and dioceses.

Pope has history of defending marriage, but being open to some civil unions

Pope Francis often has expressed openness to the idea of laws recognizing civil unions, including for gay couples, to protect their rights.

In virtual seminar, Catholics urged to stand for faith in public square

Ahead of what has been described as one of the most contentious elections in the United States, the Diocese of Phoenix offered a perspective on the role and responsibility of Catholics in the voting booth during its recent "Catholics in the Public Square Seminar" live-streamed from the Diocesan Pastoral Center.

Pope repeats call to divert funds from military to fighting hunger

Pope Francis urged a global move to divert money from national military spending and use it to "definitely defeat hunger."

With focus on Gospel of Life, NY-based sisters set to expand religious community to...

A growing community of religious sisters with a zeal for the Gospel of Life and the New Evangelization will soon call Phoenix home.

In confirmation hearings, Barrett stresses commitment to ‘rule of law’

On Oct. 13, the second day of confirmation hearings on her Supreme Court nomination, Judge Amy Coney Barrett made a clear distinction between policy preferences and legal precedents in responding to questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.