Tortured lives: Arizona executes fifth death row inmate this year

FLORENCE, Ariz. — Kevin Swaney’s family had waited for this day for nearly 25 years. One of the men who brutally killed their son and brother would be put to death — so long as he wasn’t given clemency.

Romney’s running mate comes from longtime Wisconsin Catholic family

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- U.S. Rep. Paul Murray Ryan, whom Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Aug. 11 as his running mate for the White...

25 years later: Local Church to mark John Paul II’s visit

The public is invited to a noontime Mass and light reception celebrating the 25th anniversary of Blessed Pope John Paul II’s 1987 visit to...

Catholic preschools embrace early childhood learning, cater to working families

Local Catholic childcare facilities and preschools spent the summer ensuring the diocese’s youngest learners are ready for preschool and kindergarten this month. raw dog food...

Sisters of the Precious Blood to host ‘Come and See’ Day of Reflection

The Sisters of the Precious Blood invite single women ages 18-40 to a "Come and See" Day of Reflection Sept. 15 at St. Paul...

Vatican magistrates order trial for papal assistant accused of theft

nutrisca dog food VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Vatican magistrates have formally indicted Pope Benedict XVI's personal assistant, Paolo Gabriele, on charges of aggravated theft and...

Olympic team chaplains help athletes face up to failings

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The job of an Olympic team chaplain sometimes involves helping athletes face up to weaknesses of character, said the Italian...

Deferred deportation program starts soon; advocates say issues remain

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Sacred duty: Saints show that Church is holy despite failings

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic devotion to the saints appears to be alive and well, and Pope Benedict XVI continues to proclaim new saints...

Challenges to marriage, religious liberty among Knights’ top concerns

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson called the number of attendees at the Knights of Columbus 130th supreme convention in Anaheim "a testament to the growth and development" of the international fraternal organization.