Pastors find options to help coax people back to sacrament of reconciliation

Fr. Kosnac has been offering daily confessions for 18 years at his parish, and during that time he has seen a steady growth of parishioners and non-parishioners alike seeking the sacrament.

Two new films on Jesus raise questions, curiosity, hope

It's not very often that two movies come out around the same time about the same person — real, legendary or fictitious, making the release of two movies in two months about Jesus Christ — "Risen" and "The Young Messiah." — all the more notable.

Pope: Murdered nuns are ‘today’s martyrs’ [VIDEO]

Pope Francis prayed March 6 for victims of a recent attack in Yemen, where four Missionaries of Charity were murdered.

Get thee to a confessional: Pope goes and wants you to as well

For Pope Francis, the Year of Mercy is all about sharing the experience of God's mercy with others. But first, he wants people to experience it themselves, in the confessional.

Court hears oral arguments in challenge to Texas abortion restrictions

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in its first abortion case in nine years March 2.

Heavy burdens and Good Confession [VIDEO]

Burdened by past sins? Remove yourself from that heavy burden for good in the confessional, especially a 24-hour window March 4-5.

Year of Mercy invites faithful to sacrament of Reconciliation

An invitation by the Holy Father invites Catholics around the globe to discover God’s mercy and extend forgiveness to others, especially March 4-5.

Bishop Olmsted establishes new leadership position at Xavier, Notre Dame Preparatories

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted announced today the establishment of a new executive leadership structure at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix and Notre Dame Preparatory in Scottsdale. The two Catholic high schools are implementing a “President/Principal” model, providing for an external-facing institution builder (president) and an internal-facing champion of academics (principal).

Every Saturday, the Mercy Bus brings lapsed Catholics to confession

Passersby can receive miraculous medals and step on board to talk with a priest, receive a blessing or go to confession.

Parish’s young adult outreach taps into ‘homebrewed evangelism’

Whether it's at a parish or at a bar, parish leaders are brewing up a new approach to young adult evangelization via home-brewed beer and a Phoenix chapter of "Catholic Beer Club."