Walking with the Saints: ‘Night of Hope’ celebrates Catholic education, raises funds for tuition...

Catholic education is something from the heart of God that’s meant to evangelize. That was the message heard by more than 800 gathered for the seventh annual Night of Hope gala.

Community mourns loss of Msgr. McMahon, 93

A Diocese of Phoenix pioneer and missionary known as a builder of community whose love for the Church and its people reflected his infinite faith has died.

Eight men begin lifelong service to Church as deacons

Eight men prostrated themselves inside Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral Nov. 8 in a gesture of humility and self-donation to the Church. Each had answered God's call to serve as permanent deacons.

Honoring those who serve, remembering those who gave their lives

They came from all over the Diocese of Phoenix, decked out in their dress uniforms, to honor the men and women of the armed services.

Religious leaders call for calm at holy site in Jerusalem

Attachments to holy places should not be a cause of bloodshed, hatred or violence, said the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land.

Farmers learn welding to boost incomes a year after devastating typhoon

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the most powerful tropical cyclone to slam the central Philippines, signs of hope are emerging among some of the people who lost their only means of earning a living.

Woman’s suicide called tragedy, symbol of ‘culture of death’ in U.S.

Brittany Maynard, a young California woman who was suffering from terminal brain cancer and gained national attention for her plan to use Oregon's assisted suicide law, ended her life Nov. 1. She was 29 years old.

Cardinal says mergers tough to take, but address shifts in population

In a long-awaited but nonetheless stunning announcement, the Archdiocese of New York said Nov. 2 it would merge 112 of its 368 parishes into 55, effectively shuttering at least 31 churches by Aug. 1, 2015.

Praying for the dead, pope asks special prayers for victims of war

The early November feasts of All Saints and All Souls call Catholics to contemplate their ultimate destiny, hope in the eternal happiness of their beloved dead and remember the thousands of innocent people dying each day because of human evil and selfishness.

Praise God, proclaim salvation, pray for the persecuted, pope says

Prayer and mission are the very breath of the Christian life, Pope Francis said.