Catholic Communication Campaign helps bring mercy, hope

We are called to communicate with mercy, Pope Francis said in his message for the 50th World Communications Day earlier this year. “In a broken, fragmented and polarized world, to communicate with mercy means to help create a healthy, free and fraternal closeness between the children of God and all our brothers and sisters in the one human family,” the Holy Father said.

Vatican urges U.N. to act to protect women, girls in conflict zones

The plight of women and girls living in conflict zones who often are targeted for violence, including rape, must be addressed without delay, said an official with the Holy See's Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations.

Catholics still largest Congress denomination; 10 percent Jesuit grads

The 113th Congress includes some slight shifts in religious makeup over the previous session, with a few more Catholics, the first Buddhist in the Senate and the first Hindu to serve in either chamber.

Catholic Charities showcases programs at inaugural breakfast

When Dr. Zlata Kovacevic arrived in the United States 20 years ago from Bosnia with her two daughters, she had nothing. Her husband, who had immigrated a year earlier, had died just the day before. It was a representative from Catholic Charities who met them at the airport and helped them resettle.

Tornadoes scatter belongings, bond communities in northern Kansas

As winds roared, trees toppled, grain bins crashed, hail pounded and walls ripped apart overhead, seven members of the Becker family added their own voices to the storm.

Finding solace through Mass and Remembrance

Memorial Day is soon upon us. During this time of honoring those who sacrificed their lives in the service of our country, it’s natural for our thoughts to turn to those loved ones we have lost.

Court’s pass on same-sex marriage rulings leaves plenty of questions

When the Supreme Court declined to review the appeals on rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional, many people were left second-guessing why this happened and what it means for the future of same-sex marriages and bans on such marriages.

University of Mary President named to FOCUS Board of Directors

FOCUS missionaries serve on 125 college campuses nationwide. The organization just gained a prominent board member.

Millennials at march say age group most aware of costs of abortion

Despite single-digit temperatures, thousands descended on Washington Jan. 22 to declare their opposition to abortion. Most of the red noses and chapped lips belonged to faces under 25.

Annual Congreso challenges youth to ‘Ignite your Light’

Just months after Pope Francis published his post-synodal exhortation “Christus Vivit (Christ is Alive),” written specifically to young people, youth from throughout the Diocese of Phoenix participated in the Catholic Youth Congreso (CYC) May 18-19.