Between popes: Vatican business continues as usual — almost

When Pope Benedict XVI officially leaves office at 8 p.m. Feb. 28, most of the top-level Vatican officials lose their jobs, but that does not mean the majority of Vatican employees get a vacation.

21st annual Joe Hasulak Memorial Charity Golf Tournament

The beautiful Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, located at 5692 W. North Loop Road, Chandler is the site of the 21th annual Joe Hasulak Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by the Corpus Christi Knights of Columbus.

Feast day dedication celebrates Casa’s Franciscan heritage

The special Oct. 4 liturgy marked a major milestone in the life of its host, the Franciscan Renewal Center, as a brand-new worship space finally brought every worshipper under one roof.

Catholic school students honored

Local Catholic school students have received a few honors in recent days from a full-year tuition to the third high schooler in seven years to don the Miss Arizona USA crown.

Catholic Charities helps prospective parents overcome fear of fostering

While countless Americans will be celebrating Mother's Day this weekend, some 18,000 Arizona children long for a stable mother/parent figure in their life.

Hearing focuses on proposal to ban abortion past 20 weeks of pregnancy

The fetal nervous system and brain structures that communicate pain are already in place by the 18th week of gestation, a neurobiologist from Utah told a congressional hearing May 23.

Pope Francis speaker series brings Church experts to Phoenix

Pope Francis has moved hearts and minds across the globe in the first year of his papacy. Now, a three-part speaker series will explore how he’s challenging the cultural divide.

Pope’s Via Crucis: Cardinal writes prayers for all those who suffer

"For every station I tried to make a reference to current events because, as Pope Francis says, 'God is real and shows himself today,'" the cardinal told the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano.

Parents of new priests react with joy to ordination

Men who devote themselves entirely to serving the Church as priests don’t fall from the sky — they come from families.

Astronomy students watch Venus transit at Vatican Observatory

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- An international group of astronomy students watched Venus' passage across the face of the sun from the roof of the...