New York court says archbishop’s remains must be transferred to Peoria

A final appeal has been rejected from the Archdiocese of New York and the trustees of St. Patrick's Cathedral, who sought to keep the remains of the famed orator and media pioneer interred at St. Patrick's, where they have rested since after his death Dec. 9, 1979.

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.

Bourgade graduates blaze path as first-generation college students

An average of 60 percent of graduates from Bourgade Catholic High School each year are the first generation to head to college. Support systems at the 50-year-old high school help them be ready academically, financially and logistically.

Scottsdale’s Old Adobe Mission wins Design Excellence Award

Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane presented the Old Adobe Mission — the first Catholic parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and the oldest standing church in Scottsdale — with a 2014 Scottsdale Environmental Design Award at a city council meeting Sept. 9. The mission re-opens for seasonal public viewing in October.

Nebraska prison ministry helps inmates realize someone cares about them

OMAHA, Neb. (CNS) — The letter of gratitude, addressed to the volunteers at CrossOver Prison Ministries of Omaha, arrived in late November in the ministry’s post office box.

Gilbert woman enters novitiate with Carmelite Missionaries

Sr. Isabel is the first novice from the Diocese of Phoenix to take this formal discernment step with the sisters since they established a novitiate in Arizona two years ago.

Catholics Matter: Alex Vera: Catholic mother spent years serving diverse immigrants

Alex Vera grew up in St. Joseph, Mo., during the 1940s — a time when European immigrants arrived fleeing World War II. Although she was baptized Catholic by her mother, Vera was actually raised as a Methodist.

Catholic Community Foundation honors Harper, Garagiola

The Catholic Community Foundation honored Sharon Harper, president and CEO of Plaza Companies, as well as former major league baseball player Joe Garagiola April...

Religious and civic leaders weigh in on pope’s new encyclical

Leaders of various faith traditions and civic leaders joined their voices with Catholics June 18 in praising Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home" and its emphasis on caring for and protecting all of creation.

Scottsdale singer captures sounds of ‘Unfailing grace’ in first book

It’s about a woman’s Catholic faith and how to live it, most notably in the Valleys, but at all points along the journey. Or, as part of the subtitle calls it, “Showing the Beauty of This Tapestry of Life.”