Catholic university breaks ground for $100 million health sciences campus in Phoenix

Creighton University, an Omaha, Nebraska-based Jesuit university that has operated a health sciences program in Phoenix for more than a decade, formally broke ground for a new $100 million, 180,000 square-foot health sciences campus in a major expansion of the area’s only Catholic medical school.

Pope declares special Sunday each year dedicated to word of God

With this apostolic letter, the pope "invites us to hold the word of God in our hands every day as much as possible so that it becomes our prayer" and a greater part of one's lived experience, he said.

Three new dioceses carved out of Archdiocese of Mexico

What remains of the old Archdiocese of Mexico will contain the metropolitan cathedral and Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Population will shrink by 3.6 million.

Nazareth House insider: What the young seminarian trailblazers can expect

Five young men are the first seminarians in the Diocese of Phoenix’s 50-year history to begin seminary life within diocesan boundaries.

Sant’Egidio Community taught Cardinal-designate Zuppi how to minister

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cardinal-designate Matteo Zuppi will join a 400-year-long list of archbishops of Bologna who also were cardinals, but his appointment to the College of Cardinals has more to do with his style of ministry than his job title.

Jenky: Real Presence not ‘opinion,’ but ‘foundational’ to Catholic faith

PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — Acknowledging evidence that “for several generations” the Catholic Church has not sufficiently taught its core truths, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky has called for all ministries of the Diocese of Peoria to be “intentionally centered” on the Real Presence in the holy Eucharist.

Being elected pope doesn’t wash away one’s sins, pope says

ROME (CNS) — While his responsibilities are greater and his prayer list longer, Pope Francis said he’s basically the same person he was before he was elected in 2013, so he still goes to Confession every two weeks.

Guatemalan cardinal-designate known for social justice work, speaking out

GUATEMALA CITY (CNS) — Despite his work in peripheral dioceses, Cardinal-designate Alvaro Ramazzini Imeri of Huehuetenango has been heard throughout the country.

Catholics’ generosity leads to $10.2 million in grants for local charities, parishes

Every year, Catholics are asked to prayerfully consider how much they will pledge in service to others, acting as the heart and hands of Jesus Christ.

Movies: Abominable

NEW YORK (CNS) — “Adorable” has a new synonym: “Abominable” (DreamWorks), a charming animated film which transforms the dreaded Yeti monster — the legendary abominable snowman — into a lovable furball.