School celebrates 70 years serving as shining light in south Phoenix

Its student population stands at 230, but the school is well-known across Phoenix’s six-digit South Mountain community.

Despite human sinfulness, God’s projects will endure, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church will endure, despite the frailty and sins of its members, because it is God’s project, Pope Francis said.

Church leaders, diplomats come together to pray for work of United Nations

NEW YORK (CNS) — Bishop Paul Hinder, apostolic vicar of Southern Arabia, told U.N. diplomats and other attendees at a New York prayer service Sept. 16 that “all of humanity is bound by a basic fraternity grounded in the God Who has created us.”

Polls show big support for conscience protections for health care workers

WASHINGTON (CNS) — An overwhelming majority of Americans — 83 percent — said they support conscience protection rights for health care professionals because they should not be forced to perform procedures against their moral beliefs.

Tempe parishioner, drawn to vocation as missionary religious sister, professes solemn vows

In a ceremony surrounded by family, friends, longtime supporters and religious sisters, a woman who grew up at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Tempe professed her perpetual vows as a Daughter of Mary, Help of Christians, also known as the Salesian Sisters.

Canadian cardinal-designate spent decades working with poor, marginalized WASHINGTON (CNS) — In working among the world’s poor for many decades, Canadian Cardinal-designate Michael Czerny...

Remember your politicians in prayer, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pray for politicians, government officials and anyone in a position of authority, including priests and bishops, Pope Francis urged as he ended his summer schedule and resumed his celebration of morning Mass with a small congregation.

Letters to Blessed John Henry Newman show his role as pastor, evangelist

OXFORD, England (CNS) — Thousands of documents relating to England’s 19th-century convert-cardinal, Blessed John Henry Newman, are being released ahead of his Oct. 13 canonization, highlighting his role as a pastor and evangelist, said Church experts.

Renowned journalist Cokie Roberts, lifelong Catholic, dies at age 75

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Cokie Roberts, a broadcast journalist and political commentator who spoke publicly about her Catholic faith and her admiration for the Sacred Heart sisters who taught her, died Sept. 17 due to complications from breast cancer. She was 75.

Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court

SYDNEY (CNS) — Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sexual abuse offenses, has lodged an application with Australia’s High Court to appeal his guilty verdict.