Christmas cookbook shares easy recipes, others with ingredients difficult to find

Coming four years after “The Vatican Cookbook” became a best-seller by revealing the secrets of the papal palette, authors David Geisser and Thomas Kelly have a sequel geared specifically for the holiday season in “The Vatican Christmas Cookbook.” The cookbook is full of historical tidbits mixed in with recipes ranging from the sweet to the savory … for those that can afford them. The authors … Continue reading Christmas cookbook shares easy recipes, others with ingredients difficult to find

Bishop Olmsted to lead Vatican ‘Vos estis’ investigation of California bishop

SAN JOSE, California (CNA) — The Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops has ordered an investigation into Bishop Oscar Cantú’s handling of allegations of clerical sexual abuse and misconduct. The investigation is being carried out under the provisions of Vos estis lux mundi, Pope Francis’ 2019 law for holding bishops accountable in the handling of sexual abuse cases. Continue reading Bishop Olmsted to lead Vatican ‘Vos estis’ investigation of California bishop

Author’s book on the vocation of women is much-needed light in the world

Maybe it’s Divine intervention that in the middle of this crazy year, Melissa Maleski’s book ‘The Supreme Vocation of Women’ hit bookstores. With everyone hiding behind masks, Catholics being deprived of the Eucharist and the term “social distancing” a part of our everyday vocabulary, the importance of connection and relationship is being revealed to all of humanity. Continue reading Author’s book on the vocation of women is much-needed light in the world

Planned Parenthood Arizona drops lawsuit challenging state pro-life laws

PHOENIX — Planned Parenthood dropped a lawsuit challenging several abortion restrictions in Arizona Nov. 3, including a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions, laws that bar non-physicians from carrying out abortions and state laws against telemedicine abortions. Continue reading Planned Parenthood Arizona drops lawsuit challenging state pro-life laws

Prescott Valley parish latest target in nationwide wave of anti-Catholic vandalism

PRESCOTT VALLEY (CNA) — Police are investigating a vandalism attack against a statue of Mary and a statue of Christ outside St. Germaine Catholic Church in Prescott Valley, which is believed to have occurred overnight Sunday, Oct. 18. Continue reading Prescott Valley parish latest target in nationwide wave of anti-Catholic vandalism

Byzantine bishop with Arizona ties named administrator of Canadian eparchy

VATICAN CITY (CAN) — Pope Francis appointed a New Jersey-based bishop — who was ordained a priest for what is now the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Eparchy of Phoenix — as the administrator of a Canadian eparchy Tuesday. Continue reading Byzantine bishop with Arizona ties named administrator of Canadian eparchy