Phoenix, other dioceses adopt wide-ranging plans to limit spread of coronavirus

So far, the measures are much like what occurs during a normal cold/flu/influenza season.

Pilgrims, locals line Juárez streets to catch glimpse of pope

CIUDAD JUÁREZ — Ten-year-old Edgar Garcia didn’t mind waking up at 4 a.m. to cross the border from El Paso into Juárez Wednesday morning so he could see Pope Francis on the last day of his apostolic visit to Mexico.

‘Complete My Joy’ — In major new document, Bishop Olmsted urges fathers, mothers to...

Fathers and mothers have the ability and responsibility to lead their families to holiness, wrote Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted in an apostolic exhortation published Dec. 30.

Inspiring pope: Francis often speaks of Paul VI’s influence on him

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While Pope Francis thinks Blessed Paul VI wrote “the greatest pastoral document that has ever been written,” great writing does not make a pope a saint.

Superintendent bids farewell — Champion of Catholic education closes chapter on distinguished career

MaryBeth Mueller’s tenure as a leader in Catholic education is coming to a close, but her passion that fueled decades of leadership resulting in national recognition remains undimmed.The superintendent and director of the diocesan Division of Education and Evangelization is retiring next month, following 31 years of service.

Pope encourages Catholics to join ecumenical prayer campaign

The Ascension-to-Pentecost campaign encourages their faithful to focus for 11 days on praying that more people would come to know Jesus.

Catholic Community Foundation names Frisch new president

The Catholic Community Foundation hired Rick Frisch as its new president and CEO April 1. Frisch will spearhead foundation efforts that support the Church’s mission and deepen its current donor base.

Catholic coffee shop paves the way to Calvary

The co-owners — a husband and wife duo — wanted the outside of their shop to reflect as much of their Catholic identity as the inside does. The community created the stations.

Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Raimund Kolbe, born in Russian Poland, was ordained a Franciscan, Maximilian Mary, in Rome.

Solemnity Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

(CNA) — Catholics and many other Christians celebrate the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on this Holy Day of Obligation, recalling the spiritual and physical departure of the mother of Jesus Christ from the earth, when both her soul and her body were taken into the presence of God.