Gathered in Baltimore for their fall general assembly Nov. 14-17, the bishops elected new leadership, heard about the crisis in Ukraine and what's facing migrants at the U.S. southern border.
Msgr. Peter Dai Bui, vicar for clergy of the Diocese of Phoenix, led a one-hour prayer vigil Tuesday night at St. Mary's Basilica in downtown Phoenix, the evening before the scheduled execution of Murray Hooper.
The Diocese of Phoenix recognizes Catholic Education Arizona as a Guardian of Hope for this year’s Night of Hope. Thank you for supporting Catholic education for 25 years!
Bombarded by text messages, social media, email and podcasts, there’s an enormous amount of information coming at Catholics these days. Personal interaction centered around the Gospel? Not so much.
As Jim Havens stood on a Howard Street sidewalk in front of a Planned Parenthood facility in downtown Baltimore Nov. 14, a man on a parked dirt bike across the street repeatedly revved his engine in an attempt to interrupt and drown out Havens' pro-life message.
As authorities in Turkey continued to investigate who was responsible for a deadly bombing in a busy shopping district in Istanbul, Pope Francis prayed for victims and the nation.
In a Mass Nov. 14 to mark the opening of the 2022 fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles called on his brother bishops to take time for self-examination and to renew their vocation and ministry.
The U.S. bishops have been holding their November plenary session in Baltimore for many years, but this year there will be some furniture moves and some schedule changes.
Communication must bring people closer, give voice to the voiceless, put the spotlight on what gets ignored and show that it is possible to have a diversity of views rooted in the truth, Pope Francis said.
Treating everyone as a brother or sister is the clearest, most simple way to live the Gospel each day, Pope Francis said.