Democrat who brokered health law compromise calls HHS mandate illegal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) -- The Department of Health and Human Services' mandate that would force many religious institutions to provide free contraceptives against their...

All Saints’ Day calls for deeper belief in eternal life, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The feast of All Saints should prompt Catholics to believe more deeply in eternal life, Pope Benedict XVI said. The day...

Teen poised to become Guam’s youngest athlete to compete at the Olympics

essays to buy AGANA, Guam (CNS) -- Sixteen-year-old Pilar Shimizu is no stranger to setting records. Not only is she poised to become the youngest athlete...

Challenges to marriage, religious liberty among Knights’ top concerns

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson called the number of attendees at the Knights of Columbus 130th supreme convention in Anaheim "a testament to the growth and development" of the international fraternal organization.

Knights’ efforts to protect religious freedom praised in papal message

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Knights of Columbus "have worked tirelessly" to help U.S. Catholics recognize and oppose efforts to "redefine and restrict the...

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...

First Way Pregnancy Center welcomes second ultrasound machine

Friends, supporters and staff of First Way Pregnancy Support Center gathered Dec. 12 to celebrate the advent of the facility’s second ultrasound machine.

Student spotlight shines on singers, scholars, athletes

Students are spreading Christmas cheer and earning recognition for their work in and out of the classroom.

Bishop Olmsted: Catholic community shows love for God through stewardship

Some 30,000 Catholics this year pledged their support to the Diocese of Phoenix Charity and Development Appeal, the lifeblood of some 70 organizations that assists families and individuals in need throughout Arizona.