As fighting continues in Myanmar, thousands take refuge in churches

Thousands of people have taken refuge in churches and convents as Myanmar's military continues to fight local resistance forces.

On the cross and still today, Jesus prays for everyone, pope says

Jesus is always praying for each and every person, desiring that his word would help people in their lives and that they never would feel alone, Pope Francis said.

Configured to Christ the High Priest

Fr. Ian Wintering was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted on June 5 at All Saints Parish in Mesa.

Catholic dads take a closer look at St. Joseph as ‘pillar of the family’

Joe Herman, a longtime member of St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish in Astoria, Oregon, was named after his grandfather, not St. Joseph.

Pope Francis calls for embrace of displaced people of Central America

Pope Francis said the COVID-19 crisis has made it clear that "human beings are like dust, but valuable dust in God's eyes," and it's important to keep that in mind when dealing with those fleeing from various crises in Central America.

On DACA anniversary, bishop urges pathway to citizenship for ‘Dreamers’

The chairman of the U.S. bishops' migration committee marked the ninth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program June 15 by urging Congress to act on creating a pathway to citizenship for its beneficiaries.

Pandemic recovery requires conversion, pope says

Promoting the holistic development of everyone requires conversion, "and especially decisions that convert death into life and weapons into food," Pope Francis said.

People with disabilities faced more barriers during pandemic, academy says

People with disabilities were often overlooked and faced discrimination in various health care policies and practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, said the Pontifical Academy for Life.

National Right to Life decries new bill aimed at codifying Roe v. Wade

The Women's Health Protection Act, introduced in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House June 8 "would invalidate nearly all existing state limitations on abortion," said Jennifer Popik, director of federal legislation for National Right to Life.

After 27 years, Scottsdale parish’s priests getting a home

Construction is under way on a new rectory that will allow parishioners and the public easier access to priests who serve St. Bernard of Clairvaux in Scottsdale, as well as cut the parish’s rental and utility costs.