Back to school basics

As the temperatures in the Valley soar, the monsoon storms roll in, and the pools become too warm to be considered refreshing, our thoughts begin to turn to school.

Biden continues construction along parts of border wall started by Trump

Some border residents and organizations are speaking out against the Biden administration after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security revealed plans to fill in gaps of a border wall to keep migrants out near Yuma, Arizona.

Stop the war in Ukraine and negotiate, pope says

The only reasonable way to address the suffering of Ukrainians is to stop fighting and negotiate, Pope Francis said.

Greed for wealth is behind wars, conflicts, pope says

Unbridled greed for wealth and possessions is a sickness that is the driving force behind wars and conflicts in the world, Pope Francis said.

Pope says residential-school policy was part of ‘genocide’ plan

The planned destruction of the families, languages, cultures and traditions of the Indigenous communities of Canada through the residential school system was "genocide," Pope Francis said.

Court: Catholic school has right to hire staff who uphold church doctrine

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago said July 28 that a Catholic high school in Indianapolis and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis have a constitutional right to hire staff who will uphold their core religious teachings.

Pope entrusts new relationship with Indigenous to three holy women

Meeting Indigenous survivors of residential schools in Canada, Pope Francis entrusted them and the journey of truth, healing and reconciliation to three women: St. Anne, Mary and St. Kateri Tekakwitha.

Pope encourages Canadian church workers in their ministry

Pope Francis wanted to check in with the bishops, priests and religious of Canada: "How are we doing when it comes to joy?" he asked them.

House OKs anti-trafficking bill to ‘protect the most vulnerable among us’

"Critical" anti-trafficking legislation overwhelmingly approved by the House in a bipartisan vote July 26 "will go a long way toward protecting so many vulnerable people from exploitation while providing tremendous support and resources to victims," said one of it is sponsors, Rep. Chris Smith, N.J.

Church cannot flee failures, but must reconcile with Indigenous, pope says

In the face of sin and failure, the temptation to wallow in despair and do nothing comes from the devil, Pope Francis said.