Youths share defining moments in their lives when they turned to God

Sixteen-year-old Roch Egan remembers the moment as a turning point in his faith -- the day when his mother was near death.

Brophy College Preparatory Announces Leadership Transition Plan

The board of trustees of Brophy College Preparatory, a private, Jesuit, Catholic high school for boys, today announced its long-term plans for leadership succession.

With prayer and gifts, Nigerian nuns work to rescue women from sex trade

On a sunny afternoon, Sister Dorothy Okoli drove an unmarked Toyota Sienna from her convent to a hotel where young girls are trapped in prostitution.

To fight child labor, eliminate poverty, give adults fair wages, pope says

Extreme poverty, the lack of employment that can support a family and desperation are the major drivers of exploitative child labor, Pope Francis said.

Dialogue is not ‘synonymous’ with relativism, pope tells Swedish Academy

The world needs a culture of encounter that can open a way for respectful dialogue that doesn't resort to hostility, Pope Francis said.

Catholic leaders applaud decision to commute Julius Jones’ death sentence

Catholic opponents of the death penalty, including Oklahoma City's archbishop, praised the Nov. 18 announcement that the Oklahoma governor granted death-row inmate Julius Jones clemency -- just hours before he was scheduled to be executed.

Bishops encouraged to be creative as synodal process begins

The synodal process the church is entering into is meant to show that "no one is unimportant in this time of listening," Bishop Daniel E. Flores of Brownsville, Texas, told his fellow bishops gathered for their annual fall general assembly.

Catholic advocates express optimism on future of immigration reform

Catholic immigration advocates sent a positive message to U.S. prelates at end of the Nov. 17 public session of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' fall general assembly, saying 3 million to 11 million people in the U.S. could soon benefit from some type of immigration reform.

Armenian Orthodox: Spitting incident shows racism, hate

The Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem urged Israeli police to "seriously investigate" a Nov. 15 incident in which a young Orthodox Jewish man spit several times at the entrance of the patriarchate, then angrily gestured with his middle finger toward a surveillance camera.

With new COVID rules, New Zealand bishops to have Masses for unvaccinated

New Zealand's bishops said they will ensure that people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely attend Mass under a new system, while warning that unvaccinated priests will be limited in their ministry.