Parishes gear up for new catechetical school year

Serving as a catechist is not just a job you do, it’s an expression of private and public faith. They, alongside parents, serve as models for thousands of children in faith formation programs.

Alpha feeds body, soul of young adult guests

It’s the gentlest dinner invitation to what could ultimately land someone at the eternal banquet.

Choice Wine conference invites couples to ‘superabundant marriage’ [VIDEO]

For the first time in U.S. history, married couples are a minority household structure, says Steve Bollman, founder of Paridisus Dei. Because of this breakdown in the family, individuals are growing up without a healthy view of marriage.
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The St. Michael Prayer – Defend us in battle! [VIDEO]

Do you know the St. Michael prayer? What are your battles? Who is amongst you to help fight those battles? Temptations? These are a...

Recapturing the public square: Sept. 17 event to provide ‘pep talk’ to Catholics

In the midst of a contentious political season, Catholics might be tempted to obey the maxim about steering clear of politics and religion in public. But that’s not what they’re called to do.

Author finds One World Trade Center a witness to nation’s spirit

"It's a secular site encoded with multiple symbols of faith, hope and love," she wrote in a new detailed, illustrated exploration of the political, structural and aesthetic forces that clashed, combined and coalesced before the building opened in October 2014.

Local Catholics rejoice as Pope Francis lifts up Teresa of Calcutta, model of charity

A trio of events paid homage to the canonization of the diminutive nun who once visited Arizona and captured the world’s heart with her humble service to the poor.

St. Teresa of Kolkata will always be ‘Mother’ Teresa, pope says

With a large tapestry bearing the portrait of the woman known as the "Saint of the Gutters" suspended above him, Pope Francis proclaimed the sainthood of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hailing her courage and love for the poor.

Local Catholics gear up for Mother Teresa canonization

“Today we are going to make one strong resolution that in this beautiful city no man, no woman, no child will ever feel unwanted, unloved,” said Mother Teresa when she arrived in Phoenix Feb. 1, 1989. “Let us thank God in this great gift that we can share in his love by giving love to others.”
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Pope proposes care for creation as a new work of mercy

Such concrete actions will benefit human life and the environment, Pope Francis said.