ASU students share an evening with Bishop Dolan at Newman Night

Bishop John Dolan visited the All Saints Catholic Newman Center on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe on Wednesday evening, celebrating the feast of St....

Pope: For the terminally ill, incurable does not mean ‘un-care-able’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- People who are terminally ill and their families should always receive the care and assistance they need, Pope Francis said. Incurable does not mean "un-care-able," the pope said in a video message from the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network, formerly known as the Apostleship of Prayer, released Jan. 30. The pope's prayer intention for the month of February is dedicated to people who are terminally ill, and in his video message, he said, "Even when little chance for a cure exists, every sick person has the right to medical, psychological, spiritual and human assistance."

Catholic women’s conference proposes femininity, not feminism, in this year’s “Full of Grace” event

Catholic women’s conference proposes femininity, not feminism, in this year’s “Full of Grace” event. God poured out his grace to fill many feminine hearts at...

Become a part of the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit’s Mission at FriarQ

The parish hall at St. Bernard of Clairvaux in Scottsdale was packed on February 25, 2023, everyone clinging to the words of Sr. Martha...

Phoenix, Tucson bishops join non-Catholic counterparts to pray for Christian Unity

Bishop John P. Dolan — along with Tucson Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger — joined their counterparts from other Christian traditions throughout the state of...

Holy Spirit creates harmony, pope tells ecumenical dialogue commission

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Seeing young people involved in ecumenical initiatives is a sign of the Holy Spirit at work, Pope Francis said. The Holy Spirit is the one "who rejuvenates the church in harmony, inspires paths of communion and grants wisdom to the young and prophecy to the old," he told members of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue Between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches.

Red Mass brings together Arizona’s legal, legislative community to seek God’s guidance

PHOENIX --- When Presiding Magistrate, the Hon. John Lamb, takes the bench in Tolleson City Court, he brings more than his nearly 40 years...

Pope praises priest who restored dignity of the poor through education

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis praised the legacy of an Italian priest who looked for ways the Catholic Church could make sure the poor were not left further behind in the world." And with wisdom and love," the late Father Lorenzo Milani found "the answer in education, through his model of schooling, which is putting knowledge at the service of those who are considered the last by others, but first for the Gospel and for him," the pope said.

40-year journey ends with opening of a new church for St. Benedict

PHOENIX – When the leaders of St. Benedict Parish in the Ahwatukee area of southeastern Phoenix began planning more than two decades ago for...

Wine, working the land, selling its fruits are gifts from God, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The skills of winegrowers -- respect, perseverance and knowing how to prune to produce fruit -- are also valuable messages for the soul, Pope Francis said." Wine, the land, farming skills and entrepreneurial activity are gifts from God," the pope told winegrowers, winemakers and others taking part in an event organized by Vinitaly -- an international wine and spirits exhibition held in Verona, Italy, every year for industry professionals. The event was dedicated to Italian wine and "the economy of Francesco," an economy inspired by St. Francis of Assisi that respects the earth and promotes peace and justice.