Pope says Paraguayans in poor barrio remind him of Holy Family

Pope Francis returned to his roots July 12 when he visited Banado Norte, a poor neighborhood near the Paraguay River where residents battle seasonal flooding and face possible eviction.

Presence of Hispanics ‘a blessing’ for church, says professor

Approximately 60 percent of the nation's U.S. Catholics under the age of 18 are Hispanic, meaning the future of Catholicism in the United States is linked to the Hispanic experience.

Arriving in Bolivia, pope insists on church’s role in public life

Praising Bolivia's efforts to include all its citizens in the country's economic, political and social life, Pope Francis also defended the record and the right of the Catholic Church to be an active member of society and the right of the bishops to comment on public issues.

At Marian shrine, pope reminds clergy, religious: Remember your roots

Clergy and religious must remember that all they have is freely given by God and they must never forget where they came from, Pope Francis told sisters, priests, seminarians and bishops gathered July 8 at the El Quinche Marian shrine in Ecuador.

Catholics close out Fortnight for Freedom in prayer to Blessed Mother

“The Virgin Mary struck her claim to our nation from the beginning,” Manny Yrique said July 4 during Phoenix’s Mass and Rosary closing out the local observation of the fourth annual nationwide Fortnight for Freedom.

Pope’s three-nation South America tour gets underway

His departure is in a few hours. Want to follow Pope Francis on his apostolic journey? The Catholic Sun has some suggestions.

Military, faith form Texas Catholic’s sense of duty to country, church

The Fourth of July is a day of celebration, but it is also an ideal time to reflect on our freedoms and the sacrifices our service men and women have made to sustain them — men like Master Sgt. Pablo H. Villesca who witnessed Afghanistan's first free, direct elections.

Bishop Olmsted ordains Fr. Camou to priesthood

It was standing room only for families, friends and supporters who packed Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral June 27, 2015, to witness Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted ordain Fernando Camou to the priesthood.

Supreme Court redefines marriage to include same-sex couples nationwide; Bishops respond 

In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide.

Dcn. Fernando Camou waits for his ordination with joy

With just days to go until his ordination to the priesthood, Dcn. Fernando Camou turned his thoughts toward the momentous occasion.