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The newly opened Benedictine University in Mesa started classes the day after Labor Day with a touch more than 90 students enrolled.
Years of hard work, preparation and planning in Mesa will fall into place in a matter of weeks as the city’s newest colleges and universities welcome students.
Like many college students, the Rev. Dan Vanyo stopped going to church as a young adult navigating life out on his own.
Maybe Vera Farmiga unwittingly scratched a bug bite and left three claw marks on her thigh.
PASADENA, Calif. — Nick Palacios struggled to get his conservative Pentecostal parents to accept him as a gay evangelical Christian for nearly a decade before his family found a common ground through faith.
In this Wednesday, June 12, 2013 photo, straight and gay members of OneTable, from left, Samantha Curley, Chelsea McInturff, faculty adviser Glen Stassen, Marissa Nunes and Nick Palacios walk on the campus of the Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. Fuller, the largest multi-denominational seminary in the world, became the first such school to sanction an official student organization - OneTable - for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students earlier this year. Attempts to start unofficial gay student groups at other seminiaries throughout the country have been met with censorship and outright bans. Though the group’s approval is seen by many as progress, some argue it’s a step forward with strings attached. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
The East Valley Chorale is looking to add several male singers to perform at a variety of events across the Valley.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is the first ever from the Americas, an austere Jesuit intellectual who modernized Argentina's conservative Catholic church.
A woman charged with killing her lover in his Arizona home after a lust-filled day of sex and raunchy photographs is set to resume her testimony Monday as defense attorneys work to portray the victim as a liar and philanderer in hopes of gaining sympathy from jurors.
VATICAN CITY — Benedict XVI always cast himself as the reluctant pope, a shy bookworm who preferred solitary walks in the Alps to the public glare and the majesty of Vatican pageantry. And on Monday, the Vatican announced that the leader of the world's billion Roman Catholics was stepping down — the first pontiff to do so since 1415.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI said Monday he lacks the strength to fulfill his duties and on Feb. 28 will become the first pontiff in 600 years to resign. The announcement sets the stage for a conclave in March to elect a new leader for world's 1 billion Catholics.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he would resign Feb. 28 because he is simply too old to carry on. Here is the text of his announcement, delivered to cardinals gathered for a ceremony to name three new saints.
FILE - In this 1979 file photo, Pope John Paul II, left, poses with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Munich, who was named on Nov. 25, 1981, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and President of the Pontifical Biblical Commission and of the International Theological Commission, the former Holy Office. Ratzinger was elected Pope, April 19, 2005 and chose Benedict XVI as his papal name. Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, he would resign Feb. 28 because he is simply too old to carry on. (AP Photo/File)
A woman charged with killing her lover in the shower of his Arizona home described in graphic detail Wednesday how he made repeated sexual advances all while converting her into the Mormon faith during their heated initial courtship.
Benedictine University is seeking experienced faculty to staff its new downtown Mesa campus for the fall semester.
I have always been more interested in the questions than the answers. I guess that is because the questions begin conversations and answers, even the good ones, end them.
Stan Way, a Latter-day Saint from Jasper, Ala., had just finished dinner out with some Mormon missionaries when he noticed a car slowing as it approached.
For 85 years I have been a practicing Catholic. My career education is as an electrical engineer. Most of my time was spent in the computer industry. My job was to find and fix problems.
Millenials, Generation Y, or simply, teenagers and the 20- to 30-something population has seemed to slip through the “grasp” of the church’s hand.
These days it seems as though we are seeing more and more pastors at mainstream Christian churches, preaching a much different ‘gospel’ than I remember from Christ’s teachings throughout the New Testament?
The letter authored by Edward F. Murphy took my breath. It is rare to see such open hostility on the printed page. I can only assume that Mr. Murphy is the epitome of righteousness who has never transgressed his own moral values. If that is true, he is himself not a hypocrite. If not, he should be ashamed.
SALT LAKE CITY — Tens of thousands of the Mormon faithful are descending on Utah's largest city for their church's semi-annual general conference to hear gospel-centered talks about faith, family and mission work from senior church leaders.
Benedictine University at Mesa dedicated its student services center Thursday for the campus that will open in downtown Mesa next fall.
Let’s all be Mormons.
Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley announces the appointment of Rabbi Kenneth Leitner as the congregation’s new rabbi.