Church unity threatened by ideology, pope tells Jesuits in Canada

The unity of the Catholic Church's bishops is fundamental in correcting past wrongs and in confronting challenges today, Pope Francis said.

NEWS BRIEF: ‘Be good, be loved, be blessed’: John P. Dolan installed as 5th...

The Diocese of Phoenix installed Most Rev. John P. Dolan as its fifth bishop Tuesday in a Mass filled with ceremony, joyous and reverent hymns and an address by the new bishop that called upon Catholics as well as people of all faiths to be “good, love and blessed.”

Back to school basics

As the temperatures in the Valley soar, the monsoon storms roll in, and the pools become too warm to be considered refreshing, our thoughts begin to turn to school.

Biden continues construction along parts of border wall started by Trump

Some border residents and organizations are speaking out against the Biden administration after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security revealed plans to fill in gaps of a border wall to keep migrants out near Yuma, Arizona.

Stop the war in Ukraine and negotiate, pope says

The only reasonable way to address the suffering of Ukrainians is to stop fighting and negotiate, Pope Francis said.

Greed for wealth is behind wars, conflicts, pope says

Unbridled greed for wealth and possessions is a sickness that is the driving force behind wars and conflicts in the world, Pope Francis said.

Pope says residential-school policy was part of ‘genocide’ plan

The planned destruction of the families, languages, cultures and traditions of the Indigenous communities of Canada through the residential school system was "genocide," Pope Francis said.

Court: Catholic school has right to hire staff who uphold church doctrine

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago said July 28 that a Catholic high school in Indianapolis and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis have a constitutional right to hire staff who will uphold their core religious teachings.

NEWS BRIEF: Secretary to the Nuncio at St. Francis of Assisi Mission

Ahead of his role at the Installation Mass for Bishop Dolan on Tuesday, Monsignor Luca Caveada, the Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature of the United States to the Holy See, celebrated Mass on Sunday at St. Francis of Assisi Mission. The Mass included a special celebration of the feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha (July 14).

Pope entrusts new relationship with Indigenous to three holy women

Meeting Indigenous survivors of residential schools in Canada, Pope Francis entrusted them and the journey of truth, healing and reconciliation to three women: St. Anne, Mary and St. Kateri Tekakwitha.