Cardinal relieved of public duties for past failure to protect children

Cardinal Roger M. Mahony will "no longer have any administrative or public duties" as retired archbishop of Los Angeles.

HHS issues proposed rules on exemptions from contraceptive coverage

Exemptions from certain requirements for contraceptive coverage in the HHS Mandate will be broadened to include many more types of religious institutions.

National Bank of Arizona announces $250,000 gift-match for scholarships

National Bank of Arizona will offer $250,000 in corporate matching gifts to leverage an additional quarter million in individual tax credit gifts to benefit low-income Catholic school students.

In fits and starts, deportation ‘Band-Aid’ for young immigrants evolves

As the six-month mark approaches in an administration program to defer deportation for some young undocumented immigrants, the pace of applications has slowed, but more than 150,000 people have been approved for the status that comes with a work permit and a Social Security number.

Phoenix kicks off National School Choice Week

Arizona served as the kickoff venue for National School Choice Week Jan. 25.

Lack of faith can hurt marriage, may affect validity, pope says

A lack of faith in God can damage marriage, even to the point of affecting its validity, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Community mourns loss of Sister of Notre Dame de Namur

Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, Janice Bohn, who followed her heart and calling to Arizona where she served in ministry for nearly 40...

Faithful urged to preach pro-life in and out of season like St. Paul

As thousands of Catholics prepared to brave freezing temperatures to participate in the 40th annual March for Life, Bishop Farrell asked them to imitate the example of St. Paul.

Dirt, dust don’t fly as school breaks ground for final wing

The heavens helped one school facing its second groundbreaking in three years switch things up a bit. Dirt and dust normally fly during such events. Record rainfall over the weekend made for a ceremonial “mudbreaking” instead. The gentle drops didn’t stop hundreds of St. Francis Xavier students, families and donors from celebrating the milestone Jan. 27. It should be the school's final building project for awhile.

MLK Mass draws Catholics eager to honor progress

A large photo of Martin Luther King Jr. greeted more than 200 guests Jan. 21 at St. Mary’s Basilica.