One year later, movement ignited by ‘Into the Breach’ going strong

Last year, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted called men of the diocese to action with his apostolic exhortation, “Into the Breach.” Since then, this movement has spread throughout the diocese and beyond.

Philadelphia holds ‘Pro-Life Rally Against Bullying’

One woman who was key to inspiring the rally pointed out that its location was just blocks from the former home of James Madison, a primary author of the U.S. Constitution, which enshrines "a self-evident, inalienable right to life,"
video

Puerto Rico archbishop sees spiritual rebirth after storm’s wrath

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Almost two months after the devastating winds and rains of Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of Puerto Rico, there is still no clear path to recovery.

From the archives: Trappist monk left letter anticipating violent death

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Trappist Father Christian-Marie de Cherge, one of seven monks slain by Islamic terrorists in Algeria in 1996, left a letter that anticipated he would be assassinated.

Vatican envoy reminds U.S. bishops: No ruling on Medjugorje apparitions

The Vatican ambassador to the United States has reminded U.S. Catholics that the Vatican has not recognized alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, as authentic.

Catholic college, university prepare to welcome first nursing students

Bachelor and doctorate-level nursing programs are launching soon in the Diocese of Phoenix at Saint Xavier University and College of St. Scholastica, respectively.

‘A major miracle’: Order of Malta helps woman with cancer, others find healing in...

Joe and Charlotte Riley, a couple from Surprise, never had any children until last May. That’s when Gina Charrlin, 52, began referring to the retired couple as “Mom and Dad.”

‘Priest for a Day’ is a wish come true for 11-year-old Missouri boy

Make-A-Wish requests often involve meeting athletes, attending sporting events or traveling to amusement parks or beaches.

Sisters bring love of Eucharist to North Deanery

A new religious community in the Diocese of Phoenix’s northern region has made a strong impact since arriving at the end of 2018.

Feast of St. Maria Goretti

This young martyr was born to poor farmers in Italy. After her father’s death, Maria was in charge of the household while her mother worked in the fields.