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.

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.

West African resilience: How women are key to long-term stability in the Sahel

Women play a key role in coping with ongoing drought and famine in West Africa.

Friends, Facebook followers mourn death of young Catholic

Angela Faddis, a mother of two and aspiring writer, died Sept. 21 after a 15-month battle with Stage IV colon cancer. She was 32. Readers...

Life Teen conference draws hundreds

What do you get when you bring hundreds of youth ministers from around the world together for an inspiring four-day conference in the Valley of the Sun? The answer: 700 people on their knees in adoration beholding Jesus, the Lamb of God.

CATHOLICS MATTER: Bridgette Cosentino — Corporate exec turned stay-at-home mom manages parish

Growing up with a single mom on welfare in Brooklyn, Bridgette Cosentino’s childhood wasn’t easy. Though she was baptized Catholic and attended Catholic school, faith was not central to her life.

Mesa Catholic professes perpetual vows

Sr. Carrie Elizabeth Flood, IHM, professed perpetual vows of chastity, poverty and obedience as a Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at a Eucharistic celebration Oct. 4. The congregation has nearly 400 sisters serving throughout the U.S. and Latin America.

Pope urges complete ban on producing, using landmines

Landmines wound innocent civilians, "prolong war and nurture fear" long after conflicts have ended, Pope Francis told delegates working on the full implementation of an international treaty banning the production and use of anti-personnel mines.

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.

‘Bemis Bowl’ comes home to Notre Dame Prep

More than 2,000 supporters of the Notre Dame Preparatory gathered on campus on Thanksgiving morning for the fourth annual Bemis Bowl, named in honor and memory of the high school’s founding head football coach, the late Scot Bemis.