Political news and notes from around the Old Pueblo.
Expected bus of immigrant kids from Central America is a no-show.
PHOENIX — A homeless ex-convict with a history of violence and drug abuse was arrested Monday on suspicion of killing a clergyman with a handgun that had been retrieved by another priest after he was hit with an iron rod at a Phoenix church, police said.
Police say the Rev. Joseph Terra wen…
PHOENIX — A priest was shot and killed in a nighttime attack at a Roman Catholic church in downtown Phoenix, and a second priest who was badly injured called 911 and administered last rites to his dying friend as police rushed to the scene.
A woman has been arrested in connection with an arson at a Tucson church.
KIGALI, Rwanda — At the 20th commemoration of the Rwandan genocide, the most moving moments were unplanned.
NOGALES, Ariz. — Typically when a priest gives his sermon, he stands at the pulpit before his congregation, with a depiction of Jesus on the cross behind him.
Each day through Jan. 4, we will publish stories from the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Citizen news archives. This is a condensed version of a Star story from Dec. 21, 1947.
Politicians and activists in favor of immigration reform haven’t taken a break from pushing for legislation that would bring 11 million people out of the shadows.
A yearly festival honors Santiago the apostle, known as Saint James in English, the patron saint of the town in Guaqui, Bolivia.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Friday cleared two of the 20th century’s most influential popes to become saints, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII.
In the 1960s, a large chunk of what had been downtown Tucson was swallowed up by a huge Urban Renewal project. Old businesses and residential neighborhoods were cleared to make was for public buildings like the Convention Center.
Tucson Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas was surprised at today’s choice of a new pontiff.
HACKENSACK, N.J. — In a sweeping pastoral statement to be made public Tuesday, the leader of more than 1 million North Jersey Catholics urges them to vote “in defense of marriage and life,” and warns that the passage of same-sex marriage laws might lead to a government crackdown on their rel…
It took more than an hour of discussion, but the Tucson City Council tentatively approved spending $1.1 million to stabilize Marist College, a crumbling downtown landmark owned by the Catholic Diocese of Tucson.
NEW YORK — Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highest-level challenge yet: An official inquiry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Surveillance video Tucson police released last week showing a group of people walking into the neighborhood of missing Tucson girl Isabel Mercedes Celis was taken on the wrong night, several hours after she had been reported missing, police disclosed today.
Tucson police are looking for a group of people who may have been walking into Isabel Celis’ neighborhood early Saturday morning, hours before the 6-year-old was reported missing.