Places that inspire people to live wisely, well are needed today, pope says

Places that serve as "oases of encounter" are needed today so that visitors can be inspired to live wisely and well, Pope Francis told representatives of a Buddhist organization.

Synod vigil to be expression of ‘ecumenism of solidarity,’ pastor says

Planning an ecumenical prayer vigil for the Catholic Church's Synod of Bishops and making a commitment to participating in it is an expression of "an ecumenism of solidarity," said the Rev. Anne-Laure Danet, ecumenical officer for the French Protestant Federation.

Liturgical elements must foster prayer, sense of communion, pope says

The aesthetic and artistic elements surrounding the liturgy must foster prayer and a sense of communion, Pope Francis said.

To be an apostle is to serve, not move up church’s hierarchy, pope says

Being an apostle does not mean climbing up the church's hierarchy to look down on others but humbling oneself in a spirit of service, Pope Francis said.

Sr. Joan Fitzgerald, BVM, president of Xavier College Preparatory, receives papal award

There was a major surprise for Xavier College Preparatory President Sr. Joan Fitzgerald, BVM, at a March 16 all-school Mass celebrated by Bishop John P. Dolan of the Diocese of Phoenix.

NEWS BRIEF: Dolan continues tour of local high schools, visits west side’s John Paul...

Bishop Dolan returned to the West Valley on Wednesday, as he toured Saint John Paul II High School and celebrated Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas, where he was installed August 2, 2022.

Adult day health care center enhances the lives of the vulnerable in an extraordinary...

The clanking of billiard balls fills the air, mingling with the lyrics of “We Will Rock You” that have many heads in the room bobbing. Word searches are being penciled in, arts and crafts are in the works, and friends catch up over a cup of coffee as the smell of fresh, gooey brownies delights the senses.

40 Days for Life participants offer prayers, support to pregnant women, unborn babies

Catholics from St. Bernadette Parish stood shoulder to shoulder March 9, praying the rosary outside Family Planning Associates, an abortion clinic in Phoenix.

Abuse is ‘clear and present danger,’ pope says; local action essential

Establishing clear procedures for protecting vulnerable people against abuse "must become a priority in every local church," Pope Francis said.

Conflict resolution should be open to dialogue with enemy, cardinal says

Conflicts cannot be resolved "by dividing," said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state.