Pope Francis surprises shantytown residents [VIDEO]

Pope Francis made a surprise stop at a shantytown on his way to visit a Rome parish Feb. 8.

Pope, in letter to Arizona teens, encourages them in work with migrants 

Saying their letters had touched his heart, Pope Francis wrote a personal response encouraging teens in southern Arizona in their work aiding migrants.

Archbishop Romero’s beatification will be soon, archbishop says

Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified in San Salvador "certainly within the year and not later, but possibly within a few months," said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the postulator or chief promoter of the archbishop's sainthood cause.

Catholics asked for input on the family ahead of Synod of Bishops

Catholics are being asked to participate in an online questionnaire about the family ahead of the Ordinary Synod of Bishops that takes place in Rome this October.

Pope recognizes martyrdom of Archbishop Romero

After decades of debate within the church, Pope Francis formally recognized that Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was killed "in hatred of the faith" and not for purely political reasons.

Phoenix Diocese Invites Catholics to Participate in Vatican Questionnaire on the Family

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted announced today the launch of a questionnaire for use at the October 2015 Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the theme,...

Students rally at Capitol in support of Catholic education

More than 1,000 students, teachers and parents filled a muddy lawn at the State Capitol Jan. 28. Their purpose and energy were far more solid.

At Catholic Schools Week Mass, Bishop Nevares urges students to contemplate Jesus on cross

Meditating on Jesus throughout the day is a privilege extended to Catholic school students and the key to holiness.

U-Mary student exchanges zucchetto with Pope Francis

If he’s not the envy of the entire world, millions of people would at the very least love to have the same experience that Andrew Meyer had with Pope Francis.

Pope to dads: Play with your kids, be strong, loving, moral role models

When their lives are all work and no play, men turn their children into "orphans" who lack a father to guide them, show them love and teach them values, Pope Francis said.