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Local musician honored with ‘National Pastoral Musician of the Year’ award

After 30 years composing hymns and leading music ministry in parishes in the Diocese of Phoenix, Jaime Cortez received prestigious national distinction July 14.

Cathedral’s new music director publishes second book

Following a nationwide search, Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral has hired local composer and author Adam Bartlett as its new music director. Bartlett began...

Church choirs enrich liturgy, strengthen and touch hearts

The unified voices and various instruments of a church’s choir gather us in and send us forth. Their melodies lift Catholic hearts on a journey through the Bible and place them at the heavenly banquet.

Response to ‘On Eagle’s Wings’ over the years humbling for composer

Fr. Jan Michael Joncas has composed more than 300 liturgical songs, but his name is widely known for the one that tops a list of favorites: "On Eagle's Wings."

Weekend calendar: March 15-17

Spring is in the air with rummage sales and benefit dinners. So is St. Patrick's Day. Happy feast day to St. Patrick's 4,2111 families in Scottsdale on Sunday. Also, a welcome to students from Ireland on an exchange program at Seton. Check out some Irish and non-Irish things to do this weekend.

Enter more deeply into the penitential season with these Lenten events

Lenten mission with Tom Booth, Parish Mission with Bishop Wall, Lenten Days of Prayer, Reflection at Mount Claret and much more.

July headlines from our archives

Is your summer flying by? How about the years? It's been almost 25 years since Pope John Paul II visited Phoenix and 10 since...

Archbishop: Irish Catholics’ faith must form basis of new evangelization

DUBLIN (CNS) -- Irish Catholics' deep desire to strengthen their faith must form the basis of a radical new evangelization, said Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid...

After public procession, bishop consecrates Jackson Diocese to Mary

"A mother's love is what I needed," one participant said, "Mary took me by the hand and gently drew me to the bosom of Jesus when I was so far from Him that I couldn't imagine ever being reconciled." The consecration redoubled efforts at reconciliation and discipleship.

Feast day dedication celebrates Casa’s Franciscan heritage

The special Oct. 4 liturgy marked a major milestone in the life of its host, the Franciscan Renewal Center, as a brand-new worship space finally brought every worshipper under one roof.