USCCB joins in petition asking US to change ‘outdated’ nuclear policy

  WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops joined about four dozen other national organizations in amassing more than 50,000 signatures on a...

Traditionalists and Rome strike contrasting notes on Jews

MENZINGEN, Switzerland (CNS) -- Of all the controversies associated with the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, no topic provokes stronger reactions inside or...

Obama ‘accommodation’ offers no fundamental change, USCCB attorneys say

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Although the Obama administration's proposed "accommodation" for religious employers to the mandate that contraceptives and sterilization be included in most health...

Open house aims to bring school’s dream to further fruition

As summer vacation inches near, students might be tempted to daydream while at school. At St. Francis Xavier School, that’s okay. Students will soon have...

Scars remain: Mother rebuilds life after domestic violence

A Casa Grande police officer told her she needed to go to the emergency room. She brushed it off, said she was OK. She was...

Bishop to ordain new priest for the diocese June 2

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted will ordain Dan Vanyo to the priesthood during a 10 a.m. Mass June 2 at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral. The...

Sharing the Good News: Communications part of the new evangelization

In a world flush with instant communication via Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram, is it any wonder Pope Benedict XVI has taken to the...

Catholics unite in opposition to Obama’s support for same-sex marriage

National and local Catholic leaders are roundly criticizing President Barack Obama’s statement of support for same-sex marriage. He made the statement May 9 during a...

Spring athletes make their mark in history

Athletes at three Catholic schools made some historic feats during the spring season with plenty of other teams adding state or runner up trophies...

Traditionalist leader says group could divide over unity with Rome

MENZINGEN, Switzerland (CNS) -- The leader of a breakaway group of traditionalist Catholics spoke in unusually hopeful terms about a possible reconciliation with Rome,...