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.

It was standing room only for families, friends and supporters who packed Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral June 27, 2015, to witness Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted ordain Fernando Camou to the priesthood.

The ideas of forgiveness, freedom and fatherhood surfaced during the June 21 kickoff Mass for the Fortnight for Freedom in the Diocese of Phoenix.

The Church is mourning the loss of Fr. Charles Casale who served various parishes in the Diocese of Phoenix, especially St. Anne in Gilbert during his retirement. He entered eternal rest June 17 at the age of 75.

Tres seminaristas de Phoenix están a un paso formal del sacerdocio después de su ordenación al diaconado que tomó lugar el 31 de mayo.

Sr. Margaret Cecilia Wagner, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur who served 40 years teaching, praying and serving in the Diocese of Phoenix, died May 29. She was 89.

Three Phoenix seminarians are one formal step away from priesthood following their May 31 ordination to the diaconate.

We've taken some anecdotal information from the Ordination Class of 2015 report to see what else you have in common — besides the faith — with the nation's newest priests. There are some 595 potential ordinands this year.

Han pasado varios años desde que la Diócesis de Phoenix ha organizado un gran encuentro catequético orientado a la juventud. Nunca se ha llevado...

The first Youth Catholic Congreso will welcome teenagers and young adults from throughout the area for a series of talks, panels, Masses plus a concert and rally.

Take a look at some of the special moments schools across the Diocese of Phoenix are coordinating for preschoolers, kindergarteners, eighth-graders plus high school and college seniors.

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