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.

Catholic education is a bit of a family business at St. Catherine of Siena.

At 40 percent of the total U.S. Catholic population, the number of Latinos in the Church continues to grow. The Diocese of Phoenix is...

Tonight's premiere of the "Perfect Strangers" documentary on PBS calls to mind similar stories involving Catholics who are living donors and the local priest seeking one.

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Nora Hinkle recalled the look of amazement on the faces of her new friends with Down syndrome when her class hosted a group from the Down Syndrome Network of Arizona at the school’s Feb. 28 carnival.

Couples struggling with infertility may find comfort in knowing they’re not alone when they attend the St. Gerard’s Mass of Comfort and Hope set for 6 p.m. April 24 inside the chapel of the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 400 E. Monroe St. in Phoenix.

The first several graduating classes from St. Joseph School in Cottonwood will soon be the only ones able to recall its original campus.

It’s not just the Easter Bunny who prepares baskets with goodies for the day of the Lord’s Resurrection. Catholic women do too.

Hector, a guest at André House, had just finished washing and conditioning with lotion the feet of Jay, a second year volunteer on the core team at the Holy Cross-run ministry for homeless in the Phoenix area.

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