Catholic university breaks ground for $100 million health sciences campus in Phoenix

Creighton University, an Omaha, Nebraska-based Jesuit university that has operated a health sciences program in Phoenix for more than a decade, formally broke ground for a new $100 million, 180,000 square-foot health sciences campus in a major expansion of the area’s only Catholic medical school.

Pope Francis calls for solidarity in creating a world without nuclear weapons

Pope Francis called on world leaders, activists and people of faith to pull together to rid the world of the threat of nuclear weapons.

Pope: To face death with courage, peace, stay close to Jesus in life

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The thought of death and losing a loved one is scary when there is no faith in Jesus guiding people to an everlasting life, Pope Francis said.

Annual Congreso challenges youth to ‘Ignite your Light’

Just months after Pope Francis published his post-synodal exhortation “Christus Vivit (Christ is Alive),” written specifically to young people, youth from throughout the Diocese of Phoenix participated in the Catholic Youth Congreso (CYC) May 18-19.

Prejudice and Christianity are mutually exclusive, says visiting bishop at MLK Mass

The solution to prejudice is to see each other as a child of God, Bishop Joseph N. Perry told a multiracial congregation at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Mass Jan. 21 at St. Mary’s Basilica.

Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist

Early historians said this author of the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles was born to a pagan family in Antioch (Turkey) and converted to Christianity.

Life after abortion: Mother finds hope and healing through Church

There are plenty of things Karen Williams will never forget about her abortion. She remembers the abortionist’s eyes. It’s all she could see of him because his face was covered by his surgical mask.

Desperate Filipinos add to challenging logistics of delivering aid

International and local groups were poised to get aid to the worst-hit areas of the typhoon-stricken central Philippines, but the challenges of getting help to communities growing desperate for food and water went beyond just making sure roads were clear.

Bishops around country consecrate U.S. to Mary amid COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Bishops throughout the United States reconsecrated the country to Mary as the nation continues to struggle in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lent begins with reminder of all that fades away, pope says

ROME (CNS) — Marked with ashes, Christians set off on a Lenten journey where they strive to leave behind everything that will turn to dust and instead focus on drawing closer to God and God’s promise of eternal life, Pope Francis said.