Is capitalism Catholic? A priest defends free-market economics

Father Robert Sirico argues that a system of free-market capitalism is compatible with the principles of Catholic social teaching.

With @Pontifex, pope reaches out to new kind of followers

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- To celebrate the launch of his new Twitter account, Pope Benedict XVI will tweet the answers to a handful of questions from his followers.

Pro-life answers to pro-choice questions

The topic alone should be reason for the country and the world to listen, but Phoenix-area listeners have extra incentive.

‘Seussical Jr.,’ other student musicals produce confidence, career paths

SCOTTSDALE — The window of opportunity to explore theater arts doesn’t open at every local Catholic elementary school, but the curtain arose at just the...

Vatican praises new UN status for Palestine, urges full sovereignty

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican praised a United Nations vote making Palestine a non-member observer state but called for full recognition of Palestinian...

JRS: In eastern Congo, citizens remain on run, terrified

KINSHASA, Congo (CNS) -- As Congolese rebels initiated what appeared to be a partial withdrawal from the city of Goma, a Catholic organization said...

Seventh-graders learn about peers, younger kids in foster care

It wasn't the typical story hour. Instead of children who don't know how to read or are just learning, it was seventh-graders who gathered in the library for Ss. Simon and Jude's Guest Reader program Nov. 27.

Medical center targets crippling malnutrition in Burkina Faso

YALGO, Burkina Faso — During a famine, babies starve because their malnourished mothers don’t have breast milk. It’s even worse with twins. Nata Ouedraogo, who...

‘Sun’ columnist to publish novel inspired by her work with Chaldean Catholics

“A Martyr’s Crown” is the fruit of two years worth of interviews and work among the Chaldean Catholic immigrant community in Phoenix by Joyce Coronel, longtime columnist and correspondent with The Catholic Sun.

Catholic relief efforts post-Sandy stretch from New York to Cuba

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- As victims continue to recover from Hurricane Sandy, several dioceses and Catholic charities are still asking for support for the affected...