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Arizona Gives Day

The statewide online movement to "harness the giving power of the community" and "strengthen the fundraising capacity of Arizona nonprofits" set March 20 as the day to give. Here is a list of Catholic organizations to consider supporting March 20 or any of the other 364 calendar days.

CCHD awards $800,000 to three groups working on immigration reform

Three faith-based organizations working to reform the country's immigration laws are set to receive $800,000 from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

Cardinal Sarah known as defender of rights, promoter of charity

Cardinal Robert Sarah, 67, has both the pastoral experience and the Roman Curia experience that many observers believe is necessary for a future pope.

Diocesan women’s conference to focus on faith

The third annual Phoenix Catholic Women’s Conference is aptly themed “Women Walking in Faith.” The double meaning refers not just to the Year of Faith, but to how key conference speakers have embraced life’s tragedies and triumphs. They will address Catholic women from across the state during the conference March 16 at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish in Scottsdale.

Chaldean Catholic bishops elect Kirkuk archbishop as new patriarch

Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad, told his fellow Chaldean bishops and Vatican officials, "We want to follow the example of our martyrs who gave their lives for Christ."

BOOKS: ‘A Martyr’s Crown’: A wake up call to threats on religious liberty

Persecution of those who follow Christ is older than the Roman Catholic Church itself. History is replete with the great trials and tribulations of...

Poirier to support Chaldean ‘Church of Martyrs’

Nationally acclaimed Catholic composer and vocalist Michael John Poirier will perform in a Feb. 8 concert at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral to benefit the Chaldean Catholic Church in Arizona.

West African resilience: How women are key to long-term stability in the Sahel

Women play a key role in coping with ongoing drought and famine in West Africa.

Migration Week brings revived interest in letter, push for legislation

The Catholic Church's observance of National Migration Week Jan. 6-12 this year comes at a time when the outlook seems promising for improving migrants' legal situations in the United States.

Make room for God, pray for peace, pope says in Christmas services

The pope urged people to recognize the connection between believing in God and helping others through acts of charity and by praying and working for peace.