Ambria Hammel

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Ambria Hammel, staff writer, began serving The Catholic Sun diocesan newspaper via writing and photography in 2006. For story ideas, email ahammel@catholicsun.org or call (602) 354-2134.

Change is biblical. That doesn’t mean it’s easy. This year’s wave of new priest assignments that largely took effect July 1 changed who fills the role of pastor and parochial vicar at 21 parishes.

Check out our "Storify" post honoring how our friends in Catholic ministry are honoring St. Kateri Tekakwitha, "Lily of the Mohawks," on her feast day.

A local name known especially among East Valley Catholics now has an additional national title.

St. Joseph the Worker once again proved its due diligence in providing paths out of poverty via resources that lead to meaningful employment.

Some St. Mary Magdalene parishioners launched a “LIFE Runners” chapter in Gilbert as an extension of the self-purported world’s largest pro-life running/walking team that has members in every state and 23 countries.

Al estar postrado en el piso de la catedral llena de gente, esperando ser ordenado al sacerdocio, el Padre Fernando Camou bebió la Letanía de...

“The Virgin Mary struck her claim to our nation from the beginning,” Manny Yrique said July 4 during Phoenix’s Mass and Rosary closing out the local observation of the fourth annual nationwide Fortnight for Freedom.

His departure is in a few hours. Want to follow Pope Francis on his apostolic journey? The Catholic Sun has some suggestions.

Debbie Georgianni, is finishing her third week of co-hosting “Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie,” a live call-in show that takes a fresh look at personal, spiritual and cultural issues all through a Catholic lens that draws on life experiences, solid theology and a lively conversation.

After 45 years in education, including 15 of the last 25 as principal in the Diocese of Phoenix, Mary Frances Malinoski retired June 3.

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