Police officer leans on Catholic faith during Ferguson crisis

Among the iconic images of the 9/11 tragedy, photographs of policemen and firefighters stand out: The first responders were entering the doomed World Trade Center as most everyone else was filing out.

Pope Francis witnesses Christianity on the margins in Turkey

Ankara and Istanbul were gray and cold, at least compared to Rome, during Pope Francis' Nov. 28-30 visit to Turkey. And the general reception, outside of the pope's official meetings, was hardly warmer.

Catholic store, kiosk ready for Christmas shoppers

Shoppers at Paradise Valley Mall can find Christmas gifts straight from Bethlehem at a temporary kiosk plus Catholic books, coffee and other gift items as anew store that the owner hopes becomes permanent.

Advent season calls faithful to peaceful, prayerful preparation

The four weeks preceding the birth of Christ sanctify time and space in the hearts and homes of the faithful through a spirit of joyful anticipation marked by prayer.

‘Year of Consecrated Life’ gets underway in Phoenix

Although the Church’s Year of Consecrated Life officially begins on the first Sunday of Advent, Catholics in the Diocese of Phoenix enjoyed two special liturgies in honor of those who serve as consecrated a week early.

‘Honor Your Mother’ event Dec. 6 to draw thousands to downtown Phoenix celebration

The streets of downtown Phoenix will be alive once again with the sight and sound of drums and dancing in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe as participants gather Dec. 6 for the annual Honor Your Mother event.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul: ‘Watch Us Grow’ [VIDEO]

Don't miss this heartwarming video from the St. Vincent de Paul Society, which debuted today at its "Restoring Hope Breakfast" in Phoenix.

Millions could benefit from Obama’s new immigration policies

The meeting room in the middle of Maryland's most immigrant-dense ZIP code Nov. 20 was full of people who epitomize the problems President Barack Obama is trying to address with executive action.

As Obama unveils program, other efforts aim to help Central Americans

As millions of immigrants celebrate the possibility of protection from deportation under a new Obama administration plan, among those who cannot take advantage of it will be the 68,445 families and 68,541 unaccompanied minors who were apprehended at the border in the last fiscal year.

FILMS: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

Positive values, including altruism, are highlighted in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1."