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: George Moore – Finding joy through prayer, serving the poor

Growing up in Michigan near St. Gabriel Parish, George Moore never had any doubts about his Catholic faith.

Thousands to join Catholic Church at Easter

Kasandra Bujold is counting down the days until the waters of baptism wash over her. At Easter, she’ll also be confirmed and receive her First Holy Communion.

’Get right with God’: New website guides Catholics in making a ‘good’ confession

Jesus died for the sins of all humanity. Yet we still continue to sin. Enter

Holy Week: Church prepares for triumph of Easter

Holy Week is a practice of prayer, meditation, fasting and penance in preparation for the holiest day of the year — Easter. At least it should be.

Sacred oils blessed, priests renew vows at annual Chrism Mass [Updated]

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted blessed the holy oils at the Chrism Mass April 14 that parishes throughout the Diocese of Phoenix will use to baptize and confirm people in the faith during the Easter Vigil and all year long.

At border Mass, bishops call for compassion, immigration reform

With the backdrop a few feet away of the rusted iron slats of the 30-foot wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley and a dozen other bishops from three countries prayed April 1 for compassion and for a return to ideals that welcome immigrants.

‘Everybody smiles’: St. Vincent de Paul’s dental clinic gives patients bright smiles, brighter futures

Francis Richardson longed for a full set of teeth so much that he created his own using a sheet of white paper and a pen. Before coming to St. Vincent de Paul late last year, Richardson estimated it had been a decade or so since he had seen a dentist.

CATHOLICS MATTER: Adela Gaxiola – Hunger for God steers immigrant toward Eucharist

Growing up in Chihuahua, Mexico, Adela Gaxiola longed to go to church, but her father wouldn’t allow it. “When anyone in the family spoke of God, he would get angry,” she said.

A life reclaimed: DIGNITY program transforms women who see selves as ‘throwaway’

An eighth anniversary isn’t a traditional milestone to mark. But every day away from the life of human trafficking, especially sex trafficking, is worth celebrating.