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Bishop Olmsted: Voting is a moral duty [VIDEO]

In this short clip from Mixed Voces, Bishop Olmsted explains the importance of voting and of being an informed participant in the election process.

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.

Phoenix police arrest murder suspect hours before requiem Mass

Phoenix police announced hours before the requiem Mass for Fr. Kenneth Walker that they have a suspect in custody for the murder of Fr. Walker and assault on Fr. Terra.

‘The Joy of the Gospel’: Pope lays out his vision for an evangelical church

In his first extensive piece of writing as pope, Pope Francis lays out a vision of the Catholic Church dedicated to evangelization in a positive key, with a focus on society's poorest and most vulnerable, including the aged and unborn.

‘Year of Consecrated Life’ focuses on religious

The global Church will ring in a new year on the first Sunday of Advent by dedicating it to the faithful whose vows of poverty, chastity and obedience serve to illuminate heaven on earth.

Pope Francis witnesses Christianity on the margins in Turkey

Ankara and Istanbul were gray and cold, at least compared to Rome, during Pope Francis' Nov. 28-30 visit to Turkey. And the general reception, outside of the pope's official meetings, was hardly warmer.

‘Honor Your Mother’ event Dec. 6 to draw thousands to downtown Phoenix celebration

The streets of downtown Phoenix will be alive once again with the sight and sound of drums and dancing in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe as participants gather Dec. 6 for the annual Honor Your Mother event.

‘Year of Consecrated Life’ gets underway in Phoenix

Although the Church’s Year of Consecrated Life officially begins on the first Sunday of Advent, Catholics in the Diocese of Phoenix enjoyed two special liturgies in honor of those who serve as consecrated a week early.
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In Korea, pope pleads for peace [VIDEO]

http://youtu.be/9f1WHIhC6mk?list=UUDfNrxA5dMp0co1siQOLrjg On his first day in South Korea, Pope Francis underlined the importance of peace on the Korean peninsula.

A walk with God: Youth prepare for ‘Camino de Santiago’ in Spain

For more than a thousand years, millions have made their way through the lush landscapes of France and Spain, traversing what’s known as the Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James. This summer, a group of young people from St. Anne Parish in Gilbert is joining their ranks.