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.

Awarded and honored

Local Catholic groups and students have been earning awards for a job well done in recent weeks. Take a look.

Pope Francis has ‘added new life’ to office he holds, U.S. bishops say

In his first year as the 265th successor of Peter, Pope Francis "has brought to light new dimensions of the Petrine ministry and added new life to the office he holds," the U.S. bishops' Administrative Committee said March 11. The committee also noted the impact that Pope Francis' leadership and simple lifestyle have had on the world.

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.

Relics of St. Charbel to be venerated this weekend at St. Joseph Maronite Church

The relics of saint whose intercession has been linked to thousands of documented miracles will be on display in Phoenix Jan. 15-17 as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the saint's beatification.

Bishops send ‘special message’ reiterating objections to HHS mandate

In a "special message" released Nov. 13, the U.S. bishops reiterated their objections to the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employee insurance include contraceptive coverage and said they remain "united in our resolve to resist this heavy burden and protect our religious freedom."

Msgr. Christopher J. Schreck appointed rector/president of Pontifical College Josephinum

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Official correspondence from the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, by means of a decree from Cardinal...

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.

Priest killed in deadly attack at downtown Phoenix church

One priest was killed and a second remains in critical condition after a deadly attack on a downtown Phoenix Catholic church June 11. Fr. Kenneth...

Lila Rose rallies with Phoenix pro-lifers outside facility accused of infanticide

A lunchtime sidewalk rally in front of an abortion facility just north of downtown Phoenix June 6 drew people from all over the Valley. They came to voice their concern about late-term abortions, and more particularly, infanticide.