Phoenix organizations provide technology boost for Catholic schools

More than $100k for 400 devices for Catholic schools was raised by Catholic Educatin Arizona, Catholic Community Foundation and others.

Pope baptizes twins after successful surgery to separate them

Their heads encased in white bandages covering the wounds where they had been conjoined, 2-year-old twins named Ervina and Prefina were baptized by Pope Francis Aug. 6.

Faith wobbles sometimes; what counts is calling for God’s help, pope says

Everyone experiences trials that can shake his or her faith; the key to survival is to call out to the Lord for help, Pope Francis said.
Father Christoper Heanue, administrator and a parochial vicar of Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill, N.Y., poses for a photo with two biking companions, Paul Cerni, left, and Tom Chiafolo.

Priest’s 100-mile bike ride raises COVID-19 aid for parish — and hope

Father Christopher Heanue started his morning July 27 by celebrating Mass at 5 a.m. and then took off on a 100-mile bike ride. But it wasn't just any ride.
TLI Graduation Group Photo

Online Catholic Leadership Program for Lay Catholic Professionals Launches

The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders and Tepeyac Leadership, Inc. announce the launching of TLI Online, a five-month civic leadership program oriented towards the development of Catholic professionals in secular society.

Missing Mass: Social isolation keeps elders safe but lonely

In communities around the world, the social isolation that keeps elders safe from the coronavirus but precludes going to church is proving extremely difficult for many. In some remote areas, younger generations are helping their elders.

Christians must courageously share with others, pope says at Angelus

True compassion requires "courageous sharing," not telling people to go fend for themselves, Pope Francis said.

Bishops to Congress: Help Black families meet children’s educational needs

As the pandemic has "disproportionately affected" predominately Black communities and the Catholic schools that serve them, Congress must provide immediate financial help to families who have chosen these schools for their children's education, said the chairmen of three U.S. bishops' committees.

Jesuit superior warns of pandemic’s threat to democracy

Human lives and jobs are not the only things threatened by the coronavirus pandemic: In many countries, democracy and efforts to build a more just world also are under attack, said Father Arturo Sosa, superior general of the Jesuits.

Is 2020 the year that gets young people to polls in bigger numbers?

So why should anybody vote anyway? The Catholic Church sees voting as a moral obligation. The U.S. Catholic bishops' quadrennial document "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship" provides guidance to Catholic voters during a presidential election year and advises people they should be guided by their conscience rather than party affiliation.