Local Church celebrates multicultural unity in Phoenix Diocese

SCOTTSDALE — Voices, cultures and languages united to celebrate the many cultures of the universal Church June 9. Roughly 1,000 people from throughout the Phoenix Diocese...

Vatican set to control new ‘catholic’ Internet domain

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican is in line to control the new Internet address extension ".catholic" and decide who is allowed to use...

Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight addresses International Eucharistic Congress

At the 50th International Eucharistic Congress being held in Dublin, Ireland, Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson delivered a keynote address to the...

Vatican communications undergo changes in response to new technology

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Vatican Radio will end its short- and medium-wave broadcasts to Europe and North and South America July 1, and a...

Church leaders tell eucharistic pilgrims Ireland is on path to renewal

DUBLIN (CNS) -- The church in Ireland is on the path to renewal, church leaders told pilgrims at the opening Mass of the 50th...

Arizonans ‘Stand Up for Religious Freedom’ at rally

In spite of the sweltering mid-day heat, more than 1,000 Arizonans gathered in front of the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Building in downtown Phoenix...

Bishop remarks from Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally in Phoenix

Following is the text of the remarks made by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted at the June 8, 2012, Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally...

New website AnyGivenSunday helps young Catholics grow in their faith

WHEELING, W.Va. (CNS) -- Young Catholics have a new website available to them featuring nationally known Catholic speakers, musicians and comedians who have teamed...

Charter is framework for making abuse response ‘part of our culture’

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" -- now 10 years old -- was not meant to be...

IEC: Vatican official says society has lost sense of marriage, family

MAYNOOTH, Ireland (CNS) -- The Vatican official who will act as papal legate for the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin defended marriage based on...