Ambria Hammel

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

Bilingual vocations events, bilingual concerts and more.

The annual diocesan celebration of all 35 elementary and high schools serving the Diocese of Phoenix will allow guests to get a firsthand taste of life on a Catholic school campus.

Dan Connealy, one of two seminarians from the Phoenix Diocese studying at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, was among 39 seminarians ordained to the diaconate Oct. 1 in Rome.

Pope Francis was thousands of miles away during his inaugural visit to the U.S., but he stayed close to the hearts of area Catholics.

See what familiar stories students at our local Catholic high schools are bringing to life on stage soon and in the coming weeks.

Pet blessings, cultural celebrations and more.

The latest school dedication in the Diocese of Phoenix almost couldn’t have happened at all.

Parents are the primary catechists of their children, but surrounding them with godparents and other role models and resources from the get-go can yield great fruit as two diocesan families with young children are finding out.

A St. Vincent de Paul dining room that nearly functions like a restaurant now offers makeshift sleeping quarters too.

It's getting to be that time of year again... that 12-14-week period in the fall when special events and routine ministry outreach abound across...


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