Pope to politicians: Defend the unborn as cornerstones of common good

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Appealing to the world’s leaders and policymakers, Pope Francis called for protecting the unborn and seeing these new lives as people who will bring new beginnings and hope for the future.

East Valley young adult becomes nation’s youngest Sister of Notre Dame de Namur

It wasn't the traditional path toward final vows she expected, but her latest milepost marked a permanent victory.

Pope looks back 800 years to St. Francis’ dialogue with Muslim sultan

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will have St. Francis of Assisi on his mind when he visits Abu Dhabi Feb. 3-5 and Morocco in late March.

Healing prayers, anointing of sick to be offered at Feb. 9 Mass

One man's six spinal surgeries and 11 other operations is nothing compared to many others living with chronic pain and life-threatening illness, said the new president of the Phoenix chapter of the Order of Malta. Their specialty is helping the sick and poor.

Prejudice and Christianity are mutually exclusive, says visiting bishop at MLK Mass

The solution to prejudice is to see each other as a child of God, Bishop Joseph N. Perry told a multiracial congregation at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Mass Jan. 21 at St. Mary’s Basilica.

Global encounter of WYD challenges nationalism, walls, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The joyous harmony of people coming together from so many different nations for World Youth Day stands in sharp contrast to today’s “sad” situation of confrontational nationalist feelings, Pope Francis said.

Arizona students among thousands attending SEEK2019

INDIANAPOLIS — Author and speaker, Sarah Swafford stood before a crowd of 10,000 Catholic college women. She pointed to a screen that listed the most common struggles that individuals face, ranging from loneliness to self-hatred.

Bishops’ religious liberty head urges lawyers, judges, lawmakers to uphold religious freedom at Red...

A visiting archbishop urged members of Arizona’s legal profession and state legislators to uphold the right of religious freedom during the annual Diocese of Phoenix Red Mass sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society Jan. 14 at St. Mary’s Basilica.

Church leaders call Philippine church attack ‘heinous and evil’ terrorism

The first blast left bodies strewn on the floor amid destroyed pews. A second explosion near the entrance shortly after killed at least five soldiers trying to help the wounded.

Profiles in Mission: Teresa Morris

These students are not the future of the Church, they ARE the Church. This school is providing the opportunity to let them know they have a place in the Church and can make decisions that support and promote the mission of the Church.