Visiting his family, pope celebrates feast of Christ the King

With several of his cousins and their children and grandchildren present, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the Asti cathedral, giving a nod to his family roots and drawing people's attention to the root of Christian faith: the cross of Jesus.

Cardinal Dolan says Senate’s marriage bill threatens religious liberty

A bill on same-sex marriage advancing in the Senate is "a bad deal for the many courageous Americans of faith and no faith who continue to believe and uphold the truth about marriage in the public square today," said New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.

Vatican will do whatever possible to broker cease-fire, pope says

The Vatican is willing to do whatever it takes to broker a cease-fire and bring an end to the war on Ukraine, Pope Francis said.

NEWS BRIEF: Love is greater than fear when walking with moms in need

On a sunny October weekend, the Diocese of Phoenix held its first LOVE > FEAR Conference, a Walking with Moms in Need formation event. Over a hundred enthusiastic parish leaders and volunteers brought their teams to pray and be formed for the mission of accompanying pregnant and parenting moms in need in a post-Roe world.

NEWS BRIEF: 17th annual Bill Folz Memorial Golf for Vocations Tournament

The 17th annual Bill Folz Memorial Golf for Vocations Tournament established an all-time record on Thursday at the Legacy Golf Resort, raising over $77,000 to support vocations to the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. The sold-out event included over 25 priests and seminarians who participated in the 18-hole, best ball format.

‘Fraternal dialogue,’ more prayer have place on bishops’ assembly agenda

Gathered in Baltimore for their fall general assembly Nov. 14-17, the bishops elected new leadership, heard about the crisis in Ukraine and what's facing migrants at the U.S. southern border.

‘Christ in Our Neighborhood’ Bible study to build community, develop friendships and faith

Bombarded by text messages, social media, email and podcasts, there’s an enormous amount of information coming at Catholics these days. Personal interaction centered around the Gospel? Not so much.

Men urged to stand up for sanctity of life, fight the ‘evil’ of abortion

As Jim Havens stood on a Howard Street sidewalk in front of a Planned Parenthood facility in downtown Baltimore Nov. 14, a man on a parked dirt bike across the street repeatedly revved his engine in an attempt to interrupt and drown out Havens' pro-life message.

Pope mourns violence, loss of life from attack in Istanbul

As authorities in Turkey continued to investigate who was responsible for a deadly bombing in a busy shopping district in Istanbul, Pope Francis prayed for victims and the nation.

At Mass, outgoing USCCB president encourages self-examination, renewal

In a Mass Nov. 14 to mark the opening of the 2022 fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles called on his brother bishops to take time for self-examination and to renew their vocation and ministry.