Keeping status quo for undocumented called ‘stain on soul of nation’

Passing comprehensive immigration reform is "a matter of great moral urgency that cannot wait any longer for action," New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan told House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in a Nov. 7 letter.

Vatican envoy reminds U.S. bishops: No ruling on Medjugorje apparitions

The Vatican ambassador to the United States has reminded U.S. Catholics that the Vatican has not recognized alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, as authentic.

Panelists recall lessons from last effort to fix immigration problems

The last time Congress attempted a full-blown fix of immigration law in 1986, the major accomplishments were that a few million people won legal status and some employment verification systems were created, but the legislation proved inadequate to repair systemic problems, according to panelists at a migration law and policy conference.

Pope says God never tires of offering sinners eternal life

God never ceases to forgive, offering even the disobedient the chance for eternal life, Pope Francis said.

‘Red, White and Blue’ Mass to honor veterans

Arizona is home to more than half a million veterans who comprise roughly 11 percent of the state’s population. Deacon John Scott, who spent 35 years in the military and retired as a major general in 2003, is hoping many of them attend the Mass in their honor Nov. 3 at All Saints Parish in Mesa.

In times of trouble, pope says, call on the communion of saints

Trials and doubts are part of everyone's faith journey, "even mine," Pope Francis said, but Christians know they can get through the hard times with help from God, other Christians and those in heaven.

EWTN files second lawsuit against HHS mandate; Alabama is co-plaintiff

EWTN has filed another lawsuit challenging the federal mandate requiring most employers to provide coverage of contraceptives, sterilizations and some abortion-inducing drugs.

Marriage conference encourages couples

Hundreds of couples packed into Founders’ Hall at Xavier College Preparatory Sept. 28 for the first-ever marriage conference organized by the Diocese of Phoenix.

U.S. bishops honor director of Black Catholic Ministry

Long before making Arizona his permanent residence in 2000, Isaiah “Kit” Marshall grew up reading the adventures of Kit Carson as a young boy in Cleveland, Ohio.

College Board honors local scholars

The College Board honored dozens of local Catholic school students for academic excellence based on their PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test scores. Five of...