Ambria Hammel

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Ambria Hammel is the staff writer for The Catholic Sun. She began reporting for the award-winning newspaper in 2006.

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The sheer size of a Catholic community often deters parishioners from gathering as one physical Body in Christ. Not at St. Matthew. The latest bilingual liturgy marked the parish’s 75th anniversary and was the only Mass offered Dec. 14.

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Spiritan Father Phil Evanstock cheers on Notre Dame's Saints and Arizona's Cardinals, but he ensures other Catholic NFL players have the opportunity to attend Mass prior to Sunday's game.

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Sometimes it only takes a little help to make a big difference in someone’s life. Like when one person is willing to journey with you.

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The Three Wise Men brought gold, frankincense and myrrh to Bethlehem. Catholic school students? Baby bottles.

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There's still another week of Advent, but our parishes and greater community are offering some ways to celebrate the Christmas spirit this weekend.

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St. Bernadette parishioners have waited 20 years for the day they would break ground on a church.

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Scouring the Internet looking for deals on gifts? Here are some places to save plus ways to embrace #GivingTuesday.

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Shoppers at Paradise Valley Mall can find Christmas gifts straight from Bethlehem at a temporary kiosk plus Catholic books, coffee and other gift items as anew store that the owner hopes becomes permanent.

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St. Mary's High School students have taken the idea of a canned food drive to the extreme.

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Bob has been sharpening knives for André House of Arizona for the last eight years. He recently sharpened their set allowing volunteers to safely slice and dice about 1,000 pounds of fruit, vegetables and protein each day, six days a week.

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