Photographer captures final stages of abandoned churches, factories

Philadelphia photographer Matthew Christopher strongly believes in restoring abandoned buildings, but says if a structure is going to be demolished, it should at least be documented.

Valley faithful venerate relics of St. Padre Pio

Nancy Rossiello recalls her days as a girl in San Giovanni Rotundo, the small southern Italian town and home to the monastery where St. Pio of Pietrelcina, OFM Cap., served God.

Leave Mass praising God, not gossiping about others, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The final words at Mass — “Go in peace” — are an invitation to Christians to proclaim God’s blessings through their lives, not an opportunity to go outside and speak ill of others, Pope Francis said.

‘Do this in memory of me’ — A Catholic reflection on Memorial Day

Our Memorial Day was originally known as “Decoration Day,” an opportunity to decorate many graves of the over 600,000 men who died in the Civil War.

College Board honors local scholars

The College Board honored dozens of local Catholic school students for academic excellence based on their PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test scores. Five of...

Pope Francis’ Game Plan; Part Five: Who Do You Say I Am?

It should come as no surprise that Pope Francis has much to say about Jesus, since Peter and all his successors have been called by God to make Christ known and loved.

Two Phoenix parishes mourn loss of Ugandan, yet ‘Irish’ priest

His priesthood began in Uganda, twice took him to Rome — including meeting Pope Francis — and finished strong in the Diocese of Phoenix.

Faith an essential part of story for real-life heroes of ’15:17 to Paris’

Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on the memoir the men co-wrote with Jeffrey E. Stern, the film traces their journeys from youth to adulthood, showing how their life experiences prepared them to react as they did when a terrorist attacked a Paris-bound train.

Catholics urged to pray for cancellation of ‘black mass’

Fr. John Lankeit, rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix, is urging local Catholics to gather for a 7 p.m. holy hour July 25 in order to pray that a black mass scheduled to take place Sept. 21 in Oklahoma City will be canceled.

Former presidential candidate John McCain, who represented Arizona for 35 years, dies at 81

U.S. Senator John McCain from Arizona passed away earlier today, Aug. 25. The former 2008 Republican presidential nominee represented Arizona in the U.S. Senate since 1987.