Patriotism, love of God on display during Independence Day Mass, Rosary

While red might be the color we most closely associate with Jesus’ death on the Cross; red, white and blue were the colors filling St. Thomas the Apostle Church as the Diocese of Phoenix marked the nation’s 243rd birthday with its annual Independence Day Prayer for America and Rosary for the United States.

Tucson Diocese looks to open temporary shelter for migrants in county facility

Tucson's Catholic Charities is scheduled to vacate a shelter at a former Benedictine monastery July 31. A tentative agreement could move it to an unused juvenile detention facility.

‘Dangerous’ bill on seal of confession withdrawn before key hearing

The California bill was shelved by its sponsor amid a remarkable grassroots campaign mounted by the state's Catholics, members of other faith groups, and religious liberty advocates from across the country.

Lavelle’s Catholic alma mater cheers her goals, team’s World Cup victory

Rose Lavelle scored the second goal padding the U.S. team's 2-0 final score against Netherlands.

Mom says miracle in Sheen cause that saved her son a gift to whole...

PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — As Bonnie Engstrom watched lifesaving measures being taken for her son, who had been born just moments before without a pulse or drawing breath, she asked for help from the person whose prayerful support she had sought throughout her pregnancy: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen to be beatified

VATICAN CITY (CNA) — Pope Francis approved the miracle attributed to Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen Friday, making possible the American television catechist’s beatification.

Chicago woman’s healing is miracle in Cardinal Newman’s sainthood cause

CHICAGO (CNS) — A few prayers to Blessed John Henry Newman became a “constant dialogue” and then a desperate response to an emergency for Melissa Villalobos of Chicago.

Feast of Bl. Joseph Boissel

Blessed Joseph Boissel was born December 20, 1909 in the marches of Brittany (France), in the hamlet of La Tiolais, outside the town of Loroux. He arrived in Laos in 1938.

U.S. Ukrainian archbishop: Celebrate America’s blessings, pray for its ‘spiritual’ strength

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Metropolitan Archbishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia reminded clergy, religious and the faithful what a blessing it is to be an American this Independence Day.

Ecumenical goal is unity, not leveling differences, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At the end of Mass on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pope Francis and Orthodox Archbishop Job of Telmessos walked down the stairs under the main altar in St. Peter’s Basilica and prayed together at the apostle’s tomb.