Incoming priests had varied professions before entering seminary

The annual report also looks at parish ministries before seminary, Catholic apostolates, faith of their parents and other factors that helped them remain open to God's potential plan for a religious vocation.

McCarrick removed from the priesthood after being found guilty of abuse

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has confirmed the removal from the priesthood of Theodore E. McCarrick,...

The synod’s family mission [VIDEO]

The Synod of Bishops on the Family continues through Oct. 24. Two U.S. archbishops discuss its the goals.

Conversations with Bishop-elect Bill Wack [VIDEO]

Bishop-elect Bill Wack, a one-time director of André House serving Maricopa County's Human Services Campus, will be ordained and installed a bishop for Pensacola-Tallahassee Aug. 22.

President, dancers, crowds welcome Pope Francis to Mozambique

MAPUTO, Mozambique (CNS) — Greeted with full military honors, traditional dances and huge crowds lining the streets, Pope Francis arrived in Mozambique Sept. 4 at the start of a weeklong trip to Africa.

Via El Paso bishop, Pope Francis sends rosaries for mass shooting victims

WASHINGTON (CNS) — During a January visit with Vatican officials to report on the status of his diocese, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, mentioned to Pope Francis the tragic events that took place at home Aug. 3, 2019.

Climate encyclical expected to send strong moral message to the world

Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on ecology and climate is expected to send a strong moral message -- one message that could make some readers uncomfortable, some observers say.

A closer look at the Nativity story in Luke’s Gospel

Christmas is a major feast day, yet it is based upon small passages in two Gospels.

Pope Francis’ advice for Holy Week [VIDEO]

Pope Francis spoke about the importance of humility during his Palm Sunday homily at the Vatican March 29.

Phoenix’s Institute of Catholic Theology partners course offerings with Franciscan University of Steubenville

The courses can be taken as stand-alone or grouped for an apologetics certificate.