Priest’s ministry helps kids overcome trauma of living on the streets

A group of young boys scurried about their cottage completing household chores, all part of the normal daily routine at the House and Treasure of St. Martin de Porres.

Upcoming conferences aimed at leading Catholic women, men to holiness

The fourth annual Phoenix Catholic Women’s Conference is set for March 15 at St. Paul Parish in Phoenix. A week later, guys will gather March 22 at Xavier College Preparatory to hear five guest speakers address “Resolution” and “Faith of Our Fathers” at the annual Catholic Men’s Conference.

Pope: Anointing the sick doesn’t bring bad luck, it brings Jesus

Never hesitate to call a priest to bless and anoint sick or elderly family members, Pope Francis said. The sacrament brings Jesus closer to those in need, strengthening their faith and hope.

‘A major miracle’: Order of Malta helps woman with cancer, others find healing in...

Joe and Charlotte Riley, a couple from Surprise, never had any children until last May. That’s when Gina Charrlin, 52, began referring to the retired couple as “Mom and Dad.”

Foundation for Senior Living a ‘lifesaver’ for elderly, disabled

Three days a week, a driver from the Monsignor Edward J. Ryle Life Center in Phoenix comes to pick up Charles “Chuck” Hanford for a day of activities.

Smartphone apps connect Catholics to parish community, pro-life efforts

A bevy of new Catholic apps are heading to a smartphone near you with the goal of helping an increasingly connected culture grow in the faith.

CATHOLICS MATTER: Leila Miller: Popular blogger teaches simple truths of Catholic faith

In the wee hours of the morning, while her husband and children peacefully slumber, Leila Miller sits bent over her computer, tapping out her latest blog post. has thousands of followers all over the world, and not a few of them are atheists.

Go directly to confession, don’t wait, pope says at audience

If you haven't been to confession recently, don't wait, Pope Francis told people at his weekly general audience. One may walk into the confessional with a heavy heart, but forgiveness brings freedom and lightness. "If a lot of time has passed, don't lose even one more day. Go," the pope said Feb. 19

Mass to pray for persecuted Church in Middle East

Bishop Nevares will celebrate a Mass Feb. 16 at St. Anne Church in Gilbert to pray for the persecuted Christians of the Middle East.

FILMS: The Lego Movie

With their lively 3-D animated adventure "The Lego Movie" (Warner Bros.), they not only deliver a diverting eye-catcher for both young and old, they also manage to incorporate a surprisingly pointed satire of conformist consumerism into the proceedings.