Radio station honors pair of Catholic school teachers

KNIX 102.5FM in partnership with Fulton Homes recently honored a St. John Bosco teacher and an Our Lady of Mount Carmel teacher through its Teacher of the Week program. They each received $300 cash, a custom clock for the classroom and air time during the award presentation.

Arizona Catholic Conference 2012 legislative wrap-up

On May 3, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 8:25 p.m. after spending 116 days in session. While there were many items of historical significance this year, including the celebration of Arizona’s Centennial, perhaps the most significant item is that the 2012 legislative session can be called the best session ever for pro-life and religious freedom issues!

Truth must be spoken with love, pope says

Christians need to "speak the truth with love," overcoming the temptations of wanting always to be liked or of always thinking their own status or desires are what counts, Pope Francis said.

Dcn. Gilbert Lopez (1941-2019)

Dcn. Lopez spent his entire diaconate at Our Lady of the Lake serving alongside three classmates.

Catholics Matter: Intrepid sister goes door-to-door inviting Catholics to Mass

That knock at the door might not be a sales person. Sr. Margery Therese Harkin, PVMI, with her soft Irish brogue and sparkling blue eyes, is out pounding the streets, looking for the lost sheep, even as the summer’s brutal heat beats down on her pale blue dress and veil.

Chaldean Catholic bishops elect Kirkuk archbishop as new patriarch

Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad, told his fellow Chaldean bishops and Vatican officials, "We want to follow the example of our martyrs who gave their lives for Christ."

Bring peace on earth and in hearts by going to confession, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Head to confession so Christmas can be a time of peace in your hearts, Pope Francis told Vatican employees and their families.

Against the tide: the pope rallies a counterculture

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- At a weekly public audience earlier this year, the pope underscored one of his characteristic themes: the countercultural implications of membership in the church.

Sr. Dorothy Stang, modern day martyr, to be remembered

A modern-day martyr once served in the Diocese of Phoenix and a special Mass will celebrate her legacy.

U.S. bishops approve statement that calls pornography ‘mortal sin’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops approved a statement on pornography on the second day of their Nov. 16-19 fall general meeting in Baltimore. “Producing or using pornography is a mortal sin that needs to be confessed in order for the person to receive God’s forgiveness,” says the draft version of “Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography.” “Those who produce and distribute pornography harm the common good by encouraging and even causing others to sin,” it says.