Former Jehovah’s Witness turned deacon bids farewell to local Catholics
Deacon Jim Mickens, who touched the hearts of many Catholic singles in the Diocese of Phoenix, said farewell Jan. 27. Ongoing health problems forced him and his wife, Janice, to move closer to his wife's family in Pennsylvania.
Sainthood Now! Catholics rejoice in upcoming canonizations, recall encounters with future saints
When Pope Francis canonizes Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II this month, the eyes of the world will turn toward Rome. Some of them will fill with tears of joy.
Catholics Matter: Intrepid sister goes door-to-door inviting Catholics to Mass
That knock at the door might not be a sales person. Sr. Margery Therese Harkin, PVMI, with her soft Irish brogue and sparkling blue eyes, is out pounding the streets, looking for the lost sheep, even as the summer’s brutal heat beats down on her pale blue dress and veil.
Catholic singer-songwriter aims to bring Christ to ‘10,000 places’
Singer-songwriter Audrey Assad seeks to bring a message of Pope Francis about building bridges to the music business. "Paul is a pontifex, a builder of bridges," the pope said at a Mass May 8.
The devil is a big loser, but he still manages to trick people, pope...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The devil is “a loser,” but he still tricks people into giving him power, Pope Francis said.
British Catholic legislators ask pope to relax priestly celibacy rule
Twenty-one Catholic members of Parliament have written to Pope Francis to ask him to relax the rule on priestly celibacy for Latin-rite priests.
Knights of Columbus change Fourth Degree uniforms
The Knights of Columbus, long associated with swords, capes and chapeaus, will be going through a significant uniform change.
Pope Francis: Without faith in Christ, church is just ‘pitiful NGO’
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Without faith in Christ's sacrifice on the cross, the church is nothing more than a "pitiful NGO," Pope Francis said in his first homily as pope.
Sundays must be a day of rest dedicated to God, family, pope says
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The demands of work can't bully people out of needed time off, Pope Benedict XVI said. Sunday must be a day...
Pope Francis reveals top 10 secrets to happiness
Pope Francis' Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to one's life include slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace.