In inaugural address, Bishop Olmsted reflects on past decade while charting course for future...

In a world beset by challenges, Pope Francis' fresh approach has inspired hope in many. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix echoed those hopes and spelled out his thoughts about the Church in Arizona in his inaugural 'State of the Catholic Church' address Sept. 23.

Night of Hope celebration to gather fans of Catholic schools Nov. 1

Night of Hope, the signature event for the Catholic Schools Office in the Diocese of Phoenix, will celebrate Catholic education at every level — from preschool to college.

Depression: Glimmer of hope in the midst of sorrow, darkness

Kelley Orr, a social worker and mother of four sons, has struggled with depression for years. “I don’t hide it,” Orr said. “I pray and I reach out to friends.”

Bishop Cupich named to succeed Cardinal George as Chicago archbishop

Pope Francis has named Bishop Blase J. Cupich of Spokane, Washington, as archbishop of Chicago, succeeding Cardinal Francis E. George, who has headed the archdiocese since 1997.

Pope: World War III underway [VIDEO]

Pope Francis visited Italy's largest war memorial to mark the centenary of World War I, Sept. 13.

Humanitarian Crisis: Church reaches out to children fleeing violence in Latin America

Some 60,000 children have crossed the U.S. border without their parents. How can their parents bear to send them away? What's the Catholic response?

Pope marries 20 couples [VIDEO]

Pope Francis married 20 couples in St. Peter's Basilica Sept. 14.

Couples with kids, cohabitating are among those marrying at papal Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Among the men and women Pope Francis was set to unite in marriage were Catholics who have been living together as well as couples who already have children. The pope, who is the bishop of Rome, will preside over his first wedding ceremony as pontiff during a nuptial Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Sept. 14.

A world at war [VIDEO]

Church official, college professor talk about conflicts around the globe.

Never forget!

There are days that will be remembered, detail for detail, in our minds. And for many of us, Sept. 11, 2001, is undoubtedly one of those days. We, as a nation and as a world, saw the worst in humanity. We witnessed bloodthirsty men, corrupted by hatred, fueled with one desire -- death, chaos and destruction.