The Diocese of Phoenix, in partnership with area law enforcement agencies and fire departments, remembers all those who have died in the line of duty at the annual Blue Mass. Last week, a local parishioner's name was added to that list: Detective John T. Hobbs, a 21-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department.
Tomorrow, weather permitting, marks the first full schedule of Spring Training games in the Valley. The 15 teams who train here bring with them the players who are big names today and rookies working their way up. They largely focus on training while in the Valley, but local Catholic efforts are affiliated with a few of the teams.
The fourth annual Phoenix Catholic Women’s Conference is set for March 15 at St. Paul Parish in Phoenix. A week later, guys will gather March 22 at Xavier College Preparatory to hear five guest speakers address “Resolution” and “Faith of Our Fathers” at the annual Catholic Men’s Conference.
Planned Parenthood’s two-year hiatus from offering abortion services in Flagstaff has ended.
A bevy of new Catholic apps are heading to a smartphone near you with the goal of helping an increasingly connected culture grow in the faith.
A 40-year-old parish that just underwent extensive renovation now has a chapel where parishioners can adore the church’s namesake around the clock.
A church hall sounded more like Carnegie Hall Jan. 23 when a renowned pianist and violist performed for students at Most Holy Trinity. The concert also marked the first performance featuring a newly donated grand piano.
Talk to any of the nearly 6,400 parish-level Vincentians throughout the Diocese of Phoenix and they can vouch for how the challenge of poverty and hunger isn't limited to inner-city areas. There is actually more living in poverty in the suburbs than in big cities.
All six area Catholic high schools are putting on spring plays or musicals in the coming weeks. Be sure to check out at least one of them.
The Faith & Values Awards gala is in Los Angeles today. I'm sure some great family-friendly movies and TV shows are among the nominees. Here is a small list of resources to find other family-friendly and Catholic DVDs and film guides.