Lent comes ‘to reawaken us,’ pope says at Ash Wednesday Mass

ROME (CNS) — Lent is meant to wake up Christians and help them see that God can give them the strength to change their...

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.

Christmas season calls families to holiness

Novenas, posadas, pageants and Nativities are just some of the ways Catholics around the Diocese of Phoenix are preparing for the Christmas season.

Spring training fever strikes local Catholics

Tomorrow, weather permitting, marks the first full schedule of Spring Training games in the Valley. The 15 teams who train here bring with them the players who are big names today and rookies working their way up. They largely focus on training while in the Valley, but local Catholic efforts are affiliated with a few of the teams.

Priest sees Ferguson as ground zero where change can be made in society

The destruction throughout Ferguson left Blessed Teresa of Calcutta parishioner and former mayor Brian Fletcher speechless.

Priest killed in deadly attack at downtown Phoenix church

One priest was killed and a second remains in critical condition after a deadly attack on a downtown Phoenix Catholic church June 11. Fr. Kenneth...

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.

Cardinal Pell: Synod says no to ‘secular agenda’

Cardinal George Pell said working-group reports from the Synod of Bishops on the family finally give a true picture of the assembly's views, counteracting what he characterized as a misleading midterm report.

GENOCIDE: Christians, religious minorities flee violent persecution in Iraq

As the heartrending images of Christians and Yezidis fleeing for their lives continue to pour in from Iraq, the Vatican called on Muslim leaders to condemn the “barbarity” and “unspeakable criminal acts” of Islamic State militants in Iraq.