Work should help, not hinder, family life, pope says at audience

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Work obligations should not harm a person's family relationships but should provide support, giving couples the resources to have and...

Legionaries of Christ priest admits affair, removed from ministry

THORNWOOD, N.Y. (CNS) — A popular, telegenic Legionaries of Christ priest who has appeared over the years as a church analyst for CNN, CBS, ABC and Fox News has been removed from public ministry after admitting he had a relationship with a woman "a number of years ago" and fathered her child.

Xavier’s Young Vincentians revamp Phoenix home

They’re probably years away from owning a home, but 15 teenagers know firsthand the sacrifice required to maintain one. There’s sanding, painting, deep cleaning, moving...

Local families adopt special-needs kids from abroad

Heidi Czerkes has given birth to three sons, but with each pregnancy, complications arose. When she and her husband Mike, an obstetrician-gynecologist, wanted to...

Poirier takes his family on the road again, farewell concert May 21

For years, the Poirier family has toured the country, visiting almost all 50 states, sharing music, stories, and testimony in hopes of encouraging renewed...

‘Irreplaceable’ principal leaving St. Mary-Basha for new position

During her 28 years as principal, students, parents and teachers at St. Mary-Basha Catholic School have learned to rely on the leadership of Sr....

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!

Vatican says reconciliation talks with SSPX still ongoing

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Reconciliation talks between the Vatican and the Society of St. Pius X have not reached their conclusion but will continue,...

Girls find benefits to seeking short cuts

PEORIA — Sometimes short cuts can be a good thing. Just ask Sarah Valles. The 11-year-old, well known at St. Jerome School for having long hair,...

Maggie’s Place: providing housing, love and stability to moms in need

Rachel’s Vineyard brings healing to post-abortive women Sonia was out of options. She lost her business, lost her home and was living on the streets,...