Survivor of Rwandan genocide tells story of forgiveness

CHANDLER — Immaculee Ilibagiza, who survived the 1994 genocide in Rwanada that took the lives of nearly a million people, including nearly every member...

All Saints’ Day calls for deeper belief in eternal life, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The feast of All Saints should prompt Catholics to believe more deeply in eternal life, Pope Benedict XVI said. The day...

Center for pregnant women offers alternative to abortion

A day after its 40 year anniversary, 1st Way Pregnancy Support Center announced it would be moving its operations from the pink house on...

Church workers in Caribbean struggle to gauge Hurricane Sandy’s effects

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CNS) -- As the effects of Hurricane Sandy lingered in the Caribbean, church workers were trying to gauge the extent...

Rally focuses on religious freedoms at stake, HHS mandate

Hundreds of Catholics and others concerned about attacks on religious liberties gathered Oct. 20 in front of the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Court Building...

Churches set to honor veterans with Mass, outreach

Local Catholics are again planning ways to honor veterans of all ages this November for their faithful service to the United States.

Children turn to gold mining after drought leaves few options in Burkina Faso

SEGUENEGA, Burkina Faso — Thirteen-year-old Zale Moumouni has been living 12 kilometers down the road from his village, searching for gold. He spends his...

St. Jude Hospice gains Catholic approval from Diocese of Phoenix

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted has granted St. Jude Hospice based in Clive, Iowa permission to identify itself as a Catholic institution. The organization delivers hospice care in Arizona, California and a smattering of Midwest states.

Catholic Cemeteries provide for unborn

To his mother and father, Adrian was their fifth child, their third who they hoped would live with them on earth. To the rest of the family and the cemetery that buried him, he was a baby.

The Eucharist: Source and summit of the faith

From its earliest days, the Church has taught that Jesus Christ is truly present in the Eucharist. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that the Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life,” containing “the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.”