Bishop Olmsted’s Christmas Radio Message [AUDIO]

Listen to Bishop Olmsted's annual Christmas message to the people of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. People in the Phoenix area will hear...

Pope Francis credited for urging U.S., Cuba to normalize relations

Pope Francis personally appealed to President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro this year to encourage both leaders to normalize diplomatic relations, a senior Obama administration official said.

St. Vincent de Paul effort tackles root levels of poverty, changes lives

Sometimes it only takes a little help to make a big difference in someone’s life. Like when one person is willing to journey with you.

#Grateful: Year-end giving makes a world of difference

Loren Froehling walked out of Durango Jail two months ago and right into a brighter future because parked curbside was a job development office on wheels. Making the difference in the life of another person is possible each year through the Arizona Working Poor Tax Credit.

St. Thomas More teams up with Catholic Charities — and Santa! — to give...

Christmas came early for children and their families attending a celebration at St. Thomas More Parish on the feast day of St. Nicholas.

Just Philly for a papal visit? Catholics hope other cities get added

The only city officially announced for a September visit by Pope Francis is Philadelphia, but other cities are still making their bid to be part of a papal itinerary.

Announcing new series of talks about family, pope reviews synod

The October extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family was not the scene of "a clash between factions, but of a debate among bishops," a work that will continue with the 2015 general synod "for the good of families, the church and society," Pope Francis said.

Outpouring of love, faith draws thousands to vibrant ‘Honor Your Mother’ celebration

Thousands of people were drawn to the streets of downtown Phoenix Dec. 6 in an outpouring of love for Our Lady of Guadalupe at the annual Honor Your Mother celebration.

Spend time in silence and service before Christmas, pope suggests

In the heart of Rome's high-end shopping district, sparkling with Christmas lights and shiny baubles in the windows of famous designers, Pope Francis prayed that people would spend time in silence and in service as they prepare to celebrate Jesus' birth.

Donor says helping her pastor an easy decision: ‘He needed a kidney’

A parishioner walks up to her pastor and says, "I want to give you my kidney." Pastor smiles and says, "OK." Don't expect a punchline. It's no joke.