Ambria Hammel

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Ambria Hammel is the staff writer for The Catholic Sun. She began reporting for the award-winning newspaper in 2006.

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It seems that making a non-animated movie without an abundance of adult language and relationships or excessive violence is a tall order for Hollywood, but it’s one that “When the Game Stands Tall” (Sony Pictures) successfully tackles.

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Valley Youth Theatre’s production of “West Side Story,” which runs through Aug. 24 at Herberger Theater, is also a Catholic school theater story of sorts.

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It’s hard to become a change agent within a 109-year-old organization, but Larry Becker just might have the insight and guidance of the Holy Spirit to do it.

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While we know the Catholic church has a global reach, it's not always as easy to feel when we're in the same parish and pew every week. Check out some one-time Phoenix-area Catholics who are doing great things for the Church.

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If you travel the state somewhat, or at least sporadically on weekend getaways, you might want to hear what four Catholic men want to bring to Payson, Ariz.

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Phoenix police are processing evidence at St. Catherine of Siena School following the Aug. 1 theft of copper connected to five air conditioning units. Damage is estimated at up to $6,000 per unit.

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A school’s auditorium or performing arts theatre is far removed from the lights of Broadway, but that doesn’t mean its theatrical production can’t rival it in quality. At least that's judging by this year's student theatre awards.

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Every weekday seniors and disabled adults arrive at one of three adult day health facilities that the Foundation for Senior Living has been running since its inception 40 years ago.

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EWTN and local diocesan media connects you with the lives of the saints and others striving to be. This weekend, meet: El Camino pilgrims, FourEver, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Mother Dolores Hart and the Knights of Peter Claver.

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Catholics from throughout Arizona respectfully waited their turn to pray in front of a new statue of St. Kateri Tekakwitha immediately following a July 14 Mass at St. Mary's Basilica celebrating her feast day. Many touched her face, which a bout with smallpox disfigured for much of her life. It cleared up shortly after her death.

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