Defining ‘Catholic’ — what’s it to you?
Chris Benguhe wants to know if what he writes about is “Catholic” enough. Make your voice heard in the comment box!
Outpouring of love, faith draws thousands to vibrant ‘Honor Your Mother’ celebration
Thousands of people were drawn to the streets of downtown Phoenix Dec. 6 in an outpouring of love for Our Lady of Guadalupe at the annual Honor Your Mother celebration.
Just Philly for a papal visit? Catholics hope other cities get added
The only city officially announced for a September visit by Pope Francis is Philadelphia, but other cities are still making their bid to be part of a papal itinerary.
New Evangelization in the Americas – Text of Talk Given by Bishop Olmsted
“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” These words of Charles Dickens could easily be applied to the present situation that the Church faces in the American continent when she proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ about marriage, family and the culture of life.
Judge strikes down Arizona’s marriage law, opens door to same-sex marriage in state
A U.S. District Court judge's ruling that Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional "overturns the will of Arizona voters and reflects a misunderstanding of the institution of marriage," the state's Catholic bishops said Oct. 17.
Announcing new series of talks about family, pope reviews synod
The October extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family was not the scene of "a clash between factions, but of a debate among bishops," a work that will continue with the 2015 general synod "for the good of families, the church and society," Pope Francis said.
Spend time in silence and service before Christmas, pope suggests
In the heart of Rome's high-end shopping district, sparkling with Christmas lights and shiny baubles in the windows of famous designers, Pope Francis prayed that people would spend time in silence and in service as they prepare to celebrate Jesus' birth.
Sainthood Now! Catholics rejoice in upcoming canonizations, recall encounters with future saints
When Pope Francis canonizes Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II this month, the eyes of the world will turn toward Rome. Some of them will fill with tears of joy.
Donor says helping her pastor an easy decision: ‘He needed a kidney’
A parishioner walks up to her pastor and says, "I want to give you my kidney." Pastor smiles and says, "OK." Don't expect a punchline. It's no joke.
Pope Francis reveals top 10 secrets to happiness
Pope Francis' Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to one's life include slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace.