La Santísima Trinidad among missions ­supported by CDA

A remote community in the far reaches of northwestern Arizona receives vital assistance from charitable donations.

Christians, Muslims join for Christmas Mass in liberated Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (CNS) — Cries of joy and seasonal hymns once again filled St. Paul Cathedral in Mosul as Christmas Mass was celebrated there for the first time in four years, following the northern Iraqi city’s liberation from Islamic State militants.

Eucharist nourishes, sustains and should transform people, pope says

In the Eucharist, Jesus makes himself the food that nourishes and sustains Catholics, even when the road gets rough, Pope Francis said before leading a Corpus Christi procession through the streets of Rome.

French priest’s martyrdom a life-changing event, archbishop says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The martyrdom of a French priest killed a year ago while celebrating Mass was an event that “has transformed me as a bishop,” Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen said.

Church awaits state OK for relief work amid ethnic conflict in Assam BANGALORE, India (CNS) -- As Catholic Church leaders expressed anguish over bloody ethnic clashes in Assam state that left more than 40 dead and...

Bishop to ordain six deacons

Six men from throughout the diocese are spending their final days as laypeople. Beginning with their Nov. 3 ordination at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, they will forever be known as “deacon.”

Phoenix seminarian on road to priesthood ordained deacon in Rome

Vinhson Nguyen was among 31 seminarians ordained to the diaconate during their final year of preparation and discernment for priesthood.

Our Faith: Holy Week: Entering the Paschal Mystery through the liturgy

The Easter Triduum of the Passion and Resurrection of Christ is the capstone of the entire liturgical year. We enter into the historical and sacred Holy Week on Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, which sets the whole week apart. As a holy people, we make our final preparations for Easter morning — the greatest feast of the Church year.

Rite of Election puts hundreds on path to full communion as Catholics

It launches a final 40-day period of more intense preparation for the catechumens — now known as “the elect” — to receive the sacraments.

St. Joseph the Worker plans to take services on the road

Terrance Alston works sun up to sun down and he couldn’t be happier. Over and over again, Alston describes himself as incredibly blessed. He transitioned out of homelessness.