‘Fraternal dialogue,’ more prayer have place on bishops’ assembly agenda

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.

NEWS BRIEF: Third prayer vigil this year for an end to the death penalty

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.

NEWS BRIEF: Catholic Education Arizona celebrates 25 years of support to Catholic schools

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!

‘Christ in Our Neighborhood’ Bible study to build community, develop friendships and faith

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.

Men urged to stand up for sanctity of life, fight the ‘evil’ of abortion

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.

Pope mourns violence, loss of life from attack in Istanbul

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.

At Mass, outgoing USCCB president encourages self-examination, renewal

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.

USCCB’s fall assembly puts greater emphasis on prayer, ‘fraternal dialogue’

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.

Present diversity of voices while preserving unity, pope tells communicators

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.

Live the Gospel by treating others as a brother or sister, pope says

Treating everyone as a brother or sister is the clearest, most simple way to live the Gospel each day, Pope Francis said.