Most Holy Trinity dedicates memorial site

The word “surprise” characterizes key parts of a new memorial site at Most Holy Trinity Parish, most especially the 4-year-old it honors. SOLT Father Brady...

New Catholic store opens in Phoenix

It has only been about two months since The Little Church Store made its debut in the Arcadia neighborhood of East Phoenix. Located at 4747 E. Thomas Road, Suite B, the cozy, eclectic store boasts handcrafted items by Arizona artists.

GENOCIDE: Christians, religious minorities flee violent persecution in Iraq

As the heartrending images of Christians and Yezidis fleeing for their lives continue to pour in from Iraq, the Vatican called on Muslim leaders to condemn the “barbarity” and “unspeakable criminal acts” of Islamic State militants in Iraq.

Adopt-A-Family sponsors bring Christmas home for needy families

Megan Kaiser had to humble herself five years ago. She and her husband finally worked up the nerve to visit St. Vincent de Paul’s dining room in Mesa. It’s open daily for breakfast and lunch.

Our Faith: Mary, Mother of God: Her role in our salvation

Although Mary is honored with countless titles, none is grander than, “Mary, Mother of God.” The Catholic Church views the Blessed Mother with such reverence that the octave of Christmas, Jan. 1, is a holy day of obligation. The feast day reminds us of the role she had in the plan of salvation, which began with her simple answer of, “yes,” to God.

Phoenix sister opens respite center for the homeless

A web of community and individual relationships have helped realize the dream of Sr. Adele O’Sullivan, MD, to open Phoenix’s first medical respite center...

For Anglicans, being welcomed by Church at Easter ‘glorious’ experience

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — The journey to full communion in the Catholic Church "has taken a few twists and turns," said a former Anglican priest who joined the church with his community during the Easter Vigil in Indianapolis.

Annual audit shows number of abuse allegations in church dropped in 2012

The annual audit of diocesan compliance with the U.S. Catholic Church's "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" found a drop in the number of allegations, number of victims and number of offenders reported in 2012.

Missionary priest enlivens eucharistic adoration at parishes

A two-day mission at St. Joan of Arc Parish that focused on perpetual adoration served to ignite a renewed desire to spend time with...

Introducing the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit — the Church’s newest religious community

Seven men — five priests and two brothers — stood before the altar. In the culmination of a spiritual journey that took them a little more than a year, one by one they received their new habits and religious names from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. Now, as brothers, they are the founding members of the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit.