Bishop Olmsted’s Christmas message highlights peace by giving God glory

Drawing on lessons from the angels, the little town of Bethlehem, Caesar Augustus, shepherds and the Magi, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, highlighted true peace and the key to finding it in his Christmas message during Midnight Mass at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral.

Hope for modern day refugees

As we approach the annual Gospel reading of the Holy Family's flight into Egypt, here's an uplifting look at some of today's refugees.

Christ’s birth can bring peace, hope to suffering world, pope says

Where God is born, so is hope and peace, with no room for hatred and war, Pope Francis said in his Christmas message.
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Merry Christmas [VIDEO]

Enjoy some Christmas messages from our Catholic places of learning plus one parish

Bleak Christmas faces church in quake-ravaged Nepal amid crippling blockade

An economic blockade is to blame. Shortages on fuel, gas, medicine and food plus unreliable electricity made conditions "worse than after the earthquake."

Advocates for migrants in Arizona, Sonora gather at border for ‘posada’

Along the "posada" procession route, the group heard recordings of migrants telling their accounts of separation and struggle and later reflected on what it means to be family.

Creche is reminder God saves people with love, not force, pope says

Baby Jesus in the Nativity scene reminds people that Christ uses humility and love to save the world.

Pope recognizes miracle needed to declare Mother Teresa a saint

Although the date for the canonization ceremony will be officially announced in February, the president of the Vatican office organizing the Holy Year of Mercy events said it would be Sept. 4, a date celebrating the Jubilee of workers and volunteers of mercy.

Need knows no season, but season of giving for tax credit ends Dec. 31

Since not every life-changing situation is budgeted for ahead of time, there's a no-cost way for Arizona taxpayers to support local nonprofits that help members of the community who are in crisis.

Colder temperatures crank homeless outreach up a notch

There’s an inverse relationship between the overnight lows and the workload of staff and volunteers with local Catholic outreaches in Flagstaff, Phoenix and Prescott.