Brophy freshman testifies before U.S. Senate Committee

A Brophy freshman will have a solid reason for missing classes Feb. 25. He will be testifying before the U.S. government.

Pope leads prayers for victims of ‘perverse plague’ of trafficking

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Human trafficking is “brutal, savage and criminal,” Pope Francis said, but often it seems like people...

Local Catholics celebrate pope’s U.S. visit in spirit, service

Pope Francis was thousands of miles away during his inaugural visit to the U.S., but he stayed close to the hearts of area Catholics.

Life Choices shelters new life for unborn, family stability via CDA funds

For Celeste and her husband of 17 years, the thought of having another child was too much for them to bear.

Cardinal: Britons crying out for more generous response to migrants

Shocking images of bodies washed up on beaches in the Mediterranean — including one of a drowned Syrian boy lying face down — are revealing “the human face of this suffering," Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster said.

Papal ecology: Protecting all God’s creatures, respecting God’s plan

For Pope Francis, safeguarding creation by protecting plants and animals, or by ensuring the air, water and land will support human life for generations to come is only part of the task.

Three parishes honored for blood drive success

Of the more than 1,000 organizations that hosted blood drives throughout Arizona last year, three parishes from the Diocese of Phoenix emerged among the top three percent.

Pope makes surprise visit to community for people with Alzheimer’s

ROME (CNS) — Drawing attention to the special needs of people with Alzheimer’s disease, Pope Francis made an afternoon visit to a community of group homes designed to keep residents active and living as normal a life as possible.

Year of Consecrated Life met with renewed joy

The Year of Consecrated Life proclaimed by Pope Francis in November has reached its halfway, igniting a ground-swell of interest and support along the way.

Bishops welcome proposed rule on religious employers’ rights

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairmen of three U.S. bishops’ committees Aug. 21 welcomed a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor aimed at clarifying religious protections that may be invoked by federal contractors, including faith-based organizations.