People not politics: Pro-life groups unite to send aid to the border

More than 40 different pro-life groups have supported the border drive already this week. Legal aid to reunite children with their families is still a huge unmet need.

Greek Orthodox, Catholic leaders look at goodwill Churches share

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic and Greek Orthodox clergy hope to continue on a path of collaboration between their two Churches with the momentum from the June 22 enthronement of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America.

Secrecy of confession must never be violated, Vatican says

"The priest, in fact, comes to know of the sins of the penitent 'non ut homo sed ut Deus' — not as a man, but as God — to the point that he simply 'does not know' what was said in the confessional because he did not listen as a man, but precisely in the name of God," the Vatican document said.

Eastern light: Transitional deacon shares Maronite tradition at Rome seminary

ROME (CNS) — Ancient tones of Syriac chant, columns of incense, ornate oriental vestments and bearded clerics filled the chapel of the Pontifical North American College in early June, creating a rare Middle Eastern atmosphere in the heart of the U.S. Church’s flagship seminary in Rome.

Profiles in Mission: Sara Mitchell

I’m part of the Office of Mission Advancement where I work with a team for the “Together Let Us Go Forth ~ Juntos Sigamos Adelante” Campaign which is a campaign for discipleship and evangelization in our diocese.

U.S. bishops join pope reacting to photos of drowned migrant father, child

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. bishops joined Pope Francis in expressing sadness after seeing photos of the lifeless bodies of a migrant father and his daughter who drowned near the U.S. border with Mexico.

Tennis tournament offers serious competition, time for prayer, fraternity

International tennis tournament for priests comes to the U.S.

Diocese responds law firm’s to planned press conference on clergy sex abuse

The Diocese of Phoenix released a statement upon hearing of a scheduled press conference being held in Downtown Phoenix today where a law firm known for litigating clergy sexual abuse cases around the country will announce the names, histories and photographs of 109 clerics accused of child sexual abuse in the diocese.

Christian community a place of welcome, solidarity, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To be part of a Christian community is to belong to a group of believers who shun selfishness and give witness to God’s love by loving and caring for one another, Pope Francis said.

Come July 1, Knights of Columbus get a new look after 79 years

TORONTO (CNS) — A long-standing tradition will end this summer as the Knights of Columbus discard the ceremonial capes and plumed chapeaus of its Fourth Degree members.