Girls find benefits to seeking short cuts

PEORIA — Sometimes short cuts can be a good thing. Just ask Sarah Valles. The 11-year-old, well known at St. Jerome School for having long hair,...

Maggie’s Place: providing housing, love and stability to moms in need

Rachel’s Vineyard brings healing to post-abortive women Sonia was out of options. She lost her business, lost her home and was living on the streets,...

Sarajevo’s Catholic leaders, mayor spar over minority rights

OXFORD, England (CNS) -- Sarajevo Catholic officials say the city's Muslim-dominated government is not protecting minority rights, but the mayor said his city is...

USCCB joins in petition asking US to change ‘outdated’ nuclear policy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