Paschal candle program brings light to prisoners’ lives, chaplain says

Used at the Easter vigil and at baptisms and funerals, the paschal candle symbolizes Christ who brings light and hope to a world lost in the darkness of sin and death.

Becerra’s critics urge Senate committees to reject his nomination for HHS

About 60 pro-life leaders signed a letter objecting to confirmation of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden's nominee to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Biden leads nation in mourning its 500,000 COVID-19 deaths

President Joe Biden addressed the nation in a speech from the White House Feb. 22, the day the nation reached, and then passed, what he called the "truly grim, heartbreaking milestone" of 500,000 U.S. deaths from COVID-19.

Mount Claret Retreat Center kicks off capital campaign with $100k lead gift

A bold vision to enhance the Mount Claret Retreat Center experience is off to a strong start. Nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain,...

Family Rosary’s annual ‘Try Prayer! It Works!’ contest accepting entries

"Try Prayer! It Works!" -- an annual contest sponsored by Family Rosary -- is now accepting entries from children in kindergarten through 12th grade who are enrolled in a Catholic school, religious education program, parish or other organizations, including home school.

‘Justice system is working,’ archbishop says about toppled statue case

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco said the "justice system is working" is a statement issued late Feb. 19 following the arraignment of five people on charges of felony vandalism for toppling a St. Junipero Serra statue outside a Catholic church Oct. 12, 2020.

Poorer parishes, dioceses took a bigger hit from pandemic

Just as it was in much of American society this past year, the financial toll exacted by the coronavirus pandemic affected poor parishes and dioceses more starkly than it did larger and more well-to-do Catholic institutions.

In struggling tribal lands, vaccines have offered relief lacking in urban areas

As news spread of COVID-19's toll on vulnerable populations, the health of 73-year-old great-grandmother Carol Craig was of great concern to her 8-year-old great-granddaughter.

Faiths institute asks Gates Foundation to change tactics in Africa

An African faiths environmental institute is calling on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to stop funding green revolution technologies and genetically modified seeds for the continent, but instead support natural methods to help Africa achieve food sufficiency and protect its environments.

Pope marks 90th anniversary of Divine Mercy apparition

Marking the 90th anniversary of the apparition of Jesus to St. Faustina Kowalska, Pope Francis wrote a letter to Catholics in Poland expressing his hope that Christ's message of divine mercy would remain "alive in the hearts of the faithful."