Pope names new cardinals to his council of advisers

Pope Francis named five new members to his international Council of Cardinals and renewed the mandate of four current members, the Vatican announced March 7.

Pope to open Lenten prayer, penance service at Rome parish

Pope Francis will open a Lenten prayer and penance initiative at a Rome parish March 17 rather than in St. Peter's Basilica as in past years.

To see God’s beauty, just look around you, pope says

The light and beauty of Christ is an invitation to recognize God's love in life's ordinary moments, Pope Francis said.

Learn from the synod, be ‘missionary disciples,’ pope tells U.S. seminarians

Tomorrow's priests are called to be "missionary disciples" in light of the church's synodal journey, Pope Francis told U.S. seminarians.

Vatican statistics show decline in clergy, religious women, worldwide

The number of Catholics and permanent deacons in the world rose in 2021, while the number of seminarians, priests, and men and women in religious orders declined, according to Vatican statistics.

There is a need to ‘globalize’ solidarity, not indifference, pope says

The world needs to be reminded that every human being is a child of God and is created in his image, Pope Francis said.

Vatican II’s openness is needed in today’s church, cardinal tells Curia

The Second Vatican Council was a "prophetic initiative" to compensate for the church's refusal to engage with society, said the preacher of the papal household.

NEWS BRIEF: Record numbers run for desert nuns

A record number of participants took part in the 14th Annual Desert Nun Run on Saturday at Kiwanis Park in Tempe. The event serves as a fundraiser to support Our Lady of Solitude Monastery and the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration in the Diocese of Phoenix. 

NEWS BRIEF: Notre Dame Prep Cheer Team Wins National Title

The Notre Dame Prep cheer team placed first in the United Spirit Association National Championships held Feb. 24-26 in Anaheim, California.

NEWS BRIEF: Witnesses to hope gather, celebrate legacy of Saint John Paul II

Over 700 people gathered March 2 to celebrate and raise funds for the John Paul II Resource Center for Theology of the Body and Culture.