Supreme Court ruling on ‘Obamacare’ sparks calls for continued fight

Catholic leaders pledged to continue their defense of religious liberty in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on health care reform. The...

Local men, women pursue religious vocation

The diocesan Office of Vocations expects to welcome eight men who will begin formation for priesthood in August. Religious orders across the country are...

Provision left after immigration ruling could be model for other laws

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Supreme Court's June 25 ruling overturning much of Arizona's 2010 immigration law should limit other states' efforts to pass some...

Fourth of July

A couple of local suggestions for celebrating the Fourth of July with fellow Americans and fellow Catholics: Fortnight for Freedom rally — 7-8:30 p.m. July...

Maximilian: Play about WWII saint inspires fight for religious liberty

The Nazis arrested St. Maximilian Kobe in 1941 and sent him to Auschwitz. At one point, after a prisoner had tried to escape, the...

Arizona executes fourth death row inmate this year

The Arizona Department of Corrections executed Samuel Villegas Lopez June 27, three days before his 50th birthday, for the brutal rape and murder of...

¡Viva Cristo Rey!: Mexican religious liberty war inspires Catholics today

Jesuit Father Miguel Agustín Pro forgave and thanked his executioners moments before his death. “With all my heart, I forgive my enemies,” he declared....

Following St. John Vianney: Seminary forms ordinary men to serve the Church as priests

DENVER — The seminary isn’t some fantasyland where dioceses pick new servants from a priest tree. It’s a place for regular Catholic men — some...

‘The Eucharist is the Real Presence’: Two parishes begin perpetual adoration

For the past year, members of St. Joan of Arc Parish have adored Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament through continual, 24-hours a day,...

Diocese issues advance medical directives for dying

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted has issued new advance medical directives to help Catholics better understand the Church’s teaching on end-of-life issues and to provide...