Pope to politicians: Defend the unborn as cornerstones of common good

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Appealing to the world’s leaders and policymakers, Pope Francis called for protecting the unborn and seeing these new lives as people who will bring new beginnings and hope for the future.

East Valley young adult becomes nation’s youngest Sister of Notre Dame de Namur

It wasn't the traditional path toward final vows she expected, but her latest milepost marked a permanent victory.

Pope looks back 800 years to St. Francis’ dialogue with Muslim sultan

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will have St. Francis of Assisi on his mind when he visits Abu Dhabi Feb. 3-5 and Morocco in late March.

Healing prayers, anointing of sick to be offered at Feb. 9 Mass

One man's six spinal surgeries and 11 other operations is nothing compared to many others living with chronic pain and life-threatening illness, said the new president of the Phoenix chapter of the Order of Malta. Their specialty is helping the sick and poor.

Prejudice and Christianity are mutually exclusive, says visiting bishop at MLK Mass

The solution to prejudice is to see each other as a child of God, Bishop Joseph N. Perry told a multiracial congregation at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Mass Jan. 21 at St. Mary’s Basilica.

Global encounter of WYD challenges nationalism, walls, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The joyous harmony of people coming together from so many different nations for World Youth Day stands in sharp contrast to today’s “sad” situation of confrontational nationalist feelings, Pope Francis said.

Bishops’ religious liberty head urges lawyers, judges, lawmakers to uphold religious freedom at Red...

A visiting archbishop urged members of Arizona’s legal profession and state legislators to uphold the right of religious freedom during the annual Diocese of Phoenix Red Mass sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society Jan. 14 at St. Mary’s Basilica.

Church leaders call Philippine church attack ‘heinous and evil’ terrorism

The first blast left bodies strewn on the floor amid destroyed pews. A second explosion near the entrance shortly after killed at least five soldiers trying to help the wounded.

St. John Paul II Catholic High School provides for spiritual, academic growth in far...

Some 37 percent of students came from public schools with at least one having never gone to a private school. And he has never looked back.

46 years after ‘Roe,’ Jesus continually offers hope, says bishop at annual Mass for...

Just as Jesus transformed the water into wine at Cana, Jesus can transform our ministry, refill us and give us new hope despite the challenges we face in the pro-life movement, said Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted.