Journey of the heart: Distance between two cities diminishes through faith

Phoenix is more than 7,000 miles from Mosul. And yet as I sit and pray here in sunny Arizona, my heart turns to the beleaguered city in Iraq.

Freedom to serve

There is a close connection between service of the poor, freedom and evangelization. Catholic apostolates integrate service to the poor with joyful witness to Christ; they serve because they love Jesus. They freely receive God’s mercy; they freely give mercy to others in turn. They imitate Jesus in His solidarity with the poor.

Three new priests for Phoenix Diocese

Newly ordained priests Grimditch, Kenney and Sperry "consecrated as eternal priests of the new covenant, to preach the Gospel and celebrate the liturgy"

Advocates urge actions to protect migrant children crossing the border

Petitions and letters to members of Congress and the Obama administration are among the measures being pursued by advocates urging humane treatment of the Central American children who are trying to migrate to the United States.

Lead by example: Pope offers abuse victims open ear, open heart

More than a meeting and homily, Pope Francis laid out a clear road map for the church when he celebrated Mass and welcomed abuse survivors to the Vatican.

FILMS: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Those super-sentient simians are back in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

Holy Land bishops criticize ‘collective punishment’ of Palestinians

Catholic leaders in the Holy Land called for an end to the cycle of violence and criticized Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and its collective punishment of Palestinians.

Pope meets sex abuse victims, says clergy actions cloaked in complicity

Asking for forgiveness, Pope Francis told abuse survivors that "despicable actions" caused by clergy have been hidden for too long and had been "camouflaged with a complicity that cannot be explained."

‘Sun’ recognized with awards at national media conference

The Catholic Sun Newspaper was recognized with several awards at the annual Catholic Media Conference last month in Charlotte, N.C.

Bishop ordains three men to priesthood for Diocese of Phoenix

Catholics from around the Diocese of Phoenix packed into Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral June 28 to witness Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted ordain Kevin Grimditch, Keith Kenney and Scott Sperry to the order of priests.