Lead by example: Pope offers abuse victims open ear, open heart

More than a meeting and homily, Pope Francis laid out a clear road map for the church when he celebrated Mass and welcomed abuse survivors to the Vatican.

FILMS: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Those super-sentient simians are back in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

Holy Land bishops criticize ‘collective punishment’ of Palestinians

Catholic leaders in the Holy Land called for an end to the cycle of violence and criticized Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and its collective punishment of Palestinians.

Pope meets sex abuse victims, says clergy actions cloaked in complicity

Asking for forgiveness, Pope Francis told abuse survivors that "despicable actions" caused by clergy have been hidden for too long and had been "camouflaged with a complicity that cannot be explained."

‘Sun’ recognized with awards at national media conference

The Catholic Sun Newspaper was recognized with several awards at the annual Catholic Media Conference last month in Charlotte, N.C.

Bishop ordains three men to priesthood for Diocese of Phoenix

Catholics from around the Diocese of Phoenix packed into Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral June 28 to witness Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted ordain Kevin Grimditch, Keith Kenney and Scott Sperry to the order of priests.

Court: Closely held companies can’t be required to cover contraceptives

In a narrowly tailored 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court June 30 said closely held companies may be exempted from a government requirement to include contraceptives in employee health insurance coverage under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

‘Hands of Hope’ reaching out to local homeless with love, support

You’ve seen them: weathered faces lined with care, holding their cardboard signs by the side of the road, begging for help. You’re waiting for the light to turn green and try to avoid their stare. What to do?

Bishop Olmsted to ordain three men to priesthood June 28

Years of study and prayerful reflection, bolstered by the loving support of family and friends, will culminate June 28 when Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix ordains three men to the priesthood.

‘Fortnight for Freedom’ highlights freedom to serve

Dioceses throughout the country will be highlighting the Catholic Church's religious freedom in service to the poor and vulnerable during this year's "Fortnight for Freedom."