The Casa promotes local Apache craft business; CCHD collection set for Nov. 17-18

The Franciscan Renewal Center has supported crafters through the Apache Fair Trade Co-op for years. Recently, they’ve been working together to establish a solid business model to help the Apache in San Carlos, Ariz., fight poverty on the reservation.

Principal marks half century of service to high school life

Xavier College Preparatory’s Sr. Joan Fitzgerald, BVM, was assigned to the Phoenix all-girls school in 1962. She never left.

Bishop says Israel, Hamas must make tough decisions to end violence

JERUSALEM (CNS) -- The Israeli government and leaders of Hamas must make courageous decisions to end the violence that has once again forced residents of Southern Israel into their bomb shelters and residents of the Gaza Strip into their homes, said Auxiliary Bishop William Shomali of Jerusalem.

What’s next? Catholics seek post-election path

In the wake of President Barack Obama’s re-election Nov. 6, some Catholics are vowing to continue to fight the administration while others are calling for unity and working together to resolve differences.

‘Honor Your Mother’ Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration set for Dec. 8

Organizers of this year’s Dec. 8 “Honor Your Mother” celebration are gearing up for the procession and outdoor Mass that continues to draw devotees...

Night of Hope rallies support for diocesan Catholic schools

Supporters, alumni and educators came together to celebrate and sustain Catholic education at the fifth annual Night of Hope. Schools throughout the Diocese of Phoenix...

Archbishop joins voices urging Obama to ‘seize moment’ on immigration

BALTIMORE (CNS) -- The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Migration joined the broadening chorus calling on President Barack Obama and Congress to...

Four years later, Vatican takes a different approach toward Obama

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The day after Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, hailed his election as a...

Threats to religious liberty in US are of ‘grave concern,’ nuncio says

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a Nov. 4 speech at the University of Notre Dame, the apostolic nuncio to the United States warned that the...

‘VatiLeaks’ trial of Vatican computer tech begins

VATICAN CITY — A Vatican computer technician charged with aiding and abetting the papal butler in stealing confidential documents went on trial amid legal...