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

In virtual seminar, Catholics urged to stand for faith in public square

PHOENIX — Ahead of what has been described as one of the most contentious elections in the United States, the Diocese of Phoenix offered a perspective on the role and responsibility of Catholics in the voting booth during its recent “Catholics in the Public Square Seminar” livestreamed from the Diocesan Pastoral Center. This biennial event normally draws several hundred attendees. But this year, pandemic restrictions limited in-person … Continue reading In virtual seminar, Catholics urged to stand for faith in public square

Documentary about life of ‘Rosary Priest’ Ven. Patrick Peyton to be released by media ministry he founded

LOS ANGELES — “PRAY: The Story of Patrick Peyton,” a documentary film about Ven. Patrick Peyton C.S.C., the famous Hollywood Rosary priest who was dedicated to inspiring millions of families to pray together and coined the famous phrase, “The family that prays together stays together,” will release in select theaters nationwide Friday, Oct. 9. “PRAY” is produced by Family Theater Productions, the same Hollywood organization founded by Fr. … Continue reading Documentary about life of ‘Rosary Priest’ Ven. Patrick Peyton to be released by media ministry he founded

‘We must return to the Eucharist,’ writes Vatican’s chief liturgist

(CNA) — In a letter to the leaders of the world’s episcopal conferences, the head of the Vatican’s office for worship and sacraments said that Catholic communities should return to Mass as soon as it can be done safely, and that the Christian life cannot be sustained without the Sacrifice of the Mass and the Christian community of the Church. The letter, sent to bishops … Continue reading ‘We must return to the Eucharist,’ writes Vatican’s chief liturgist

Kansas City archbishop advocates against death penalty, despite being son of murder victim

(CNA) — In 1948, Fred Naumann was the assistant manager of a St. Louis liquor store. One night, a week before Christmas, Naumann told an employee to help unload a delivery truck. When the employee refused, Naumann fired him. They argued, and then the man turned around with a pocketknife, and slashed Naumann’s throat. He died before he reached the hospital. Continue reading Kansas City archbishop advocates against death penalty, despite being son of murder victim