Foster parents change lives by opening homes to children in need

Ted and Tyra Sosnicki knew they were called to be parents. But when they realized they could not have biological children, they thought of adoption. The steep fees many private agencies charge were an obstacle.

Catholic Community Foundation names Frisch new president

The Catholic Community Foundation hired Rick Frisch as its new president and CEO April 1. Frisch will spearhead foundation efforts that support the Church’s mission and deepen its current donor base.

Gifts of Holy Spirit poured out at confirmation strengthen, empower

More than 2,000 years ago the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles in the Upper Room and has been guiding the Church ever since.

BenU Mesa students ­finish first year at East Valley campus

The mess of light rail construction still takes over downtown, but a growing presence of college students is also becoming part of the landscape. Benedictine University’s only U.S. campus outside of Illinois wrapped up its first year May 11.

Phoenix couple’s trip to Rome goes viral

Christine Accurso said she made the trip of a lifetime in traveling to Rome for the April 27 canonization of St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II.

Nigerian church groups organize prayers for missing schoolgirls

Religious groups in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state have organized prayer sessions and other activities to support the rescue of kidnapped schoolgirls. Groups had increased their prayers after about 200 villagers were killed in the state earlier in the week.

Pope: Christianity means giving witness to Christ every day

Christianity is not a school of ideas or a collection of beautiful temples and lovely art; it is a living people who follow Jesus and give witness to him every day, Pope Francis said.

PHOTOS: Holy Week and Easter Vigil

A look back at how the Catholic faithful celebrated Holy Week and the Easter Vigil.

Fight the blues with the Eucharist and Gospel, Pope Francis says

Receive Communion every Sunday and read the Gospel every day to keep discouragement and the blues away, Pope Francis said.

Cardinal: Officials who support abortion should not receive Communion

Catholic politicians and judges who support laws in conflict with church teaching on abortion, euthanasia, marriage and related issues commit "sacrilege" and cause "grave scandal" if they receive Communion, said the U.S. cardinal who heads the Vatican's highest court.