Foundation for Senior Living a ‘lifesaver’ for elderly, disabled

Three days a week, a driver from the Monsignor Edward J. Ryle Life Center in Phoenix comes to pick up Charles “Chuck” Hanford for a day of activities.

Smartphone apps connect Catholics to parish community, pro-life efforts

A bevy of new Catholic apps are heading to a smartphone near you with the goal of helping an increasingly connected culture grow in the faith.

CATHOLICS MATTER: Leila Miller: Popular blogger teaches simple truths of Catholic faith

In the wee hours of the morning, while her husband and children peacefully slumber, Leila Miller sits bent over her computer, tapping out her latest blog post. LittleCatholicBubble.blogspot.com has thousands of followers all over the world, and not a few of them are atheists.

Go directly to confession, don’t wait, pope says at audience

If you haven't been to confession recently, don't wait, Pope Francis told people at his weekly general audience. One may walk into the confessional with a heavy heart, but forgiveness brings freedom and lightness. "If a lot of time has passed, don't lose even one more day. Go," the pope said Feb. 19

Mass to pray for persecuted Church in Middle East

Bishop Nevares will celebrate a Mass Feb. 16 at St. Anne Church in Gilbert to pray for the persecuted Christians of the Middle East.

FILMS: The Lego Movie

With their lively 3-D animated adventure "The Lego Movie" (Warner Bros.), they not only deliver a diverting eye-catcher for both young and old, they also manage to incorporate a surprisingly pointed satire of conformist consumerism into the proceedings.

‘Troublemaker’ pope reshaping church, but drawing some skepticism

As early on as it is for the pontificate of Pope Francis, his statements and actions already have given guidance for how simple changes can improve the world, said panelists at Georgetown University.

Students celebrate Catholic Schools Week through prayer, witness

The annual Mass and rally are just two ways that Arizona’s 21,000 Catholic school students and the community participate in the national Catholic Schools Week celebration, which ran from Jan. 26 through Feb. 1. The week was filled with fun events, open houses, the Diocesan Spelling Bee and other activities for students, families and the community at large.

New complications in executions bring new death penalty discussions

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- International law, the risk of using inhumane methods of execution and opposition to capital punishment by the survivors of murder victims...

Pope at audience: Make sure your children are confirmed

Many Catholic parents go to great lengths to ensure their children are baptized, and they must make similar efforts to see that their children are confirmed, Pope Francis said.