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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Eight men prostrated themselves inside Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral Nov. 8 in a gesture of humility and self-donation to the Church. Each had answered God's call to serve as permanent deacons.

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Every child deserves a safe place, whether it's in a parent's arms or a home. Children and young adults who are refugees don't readily have such luxuries.

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Catholic event organizers are taking advantage of perfect weather across the Diocese of Phoenix and first Friday to host a series of options this weekend that celebrate the sacraments — include a deacon ordination — honor members in the community and help the least among us.

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KNIX 102.5FM in partnership with Fulton Homes recently honored a St. John Bosco teacher and an Our Lady of Mount Carmel teacher through its Teacher of the Week program. They each received $300 cash, a custom clock for the classroom and air time during the award presentation.

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Catholics of all ages across the Diocese of Phoenix are celebrating Halloween — the eve of the feast of All Saints Day — and Día de los Muertos. Find out where to wear your costume and see how Catholic schools are marking the occasion.

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The Loreto Sisters who serve in Phoenix, Prescott and Flagstaff eagerly reminisce about the mission they have been on during the 60 years since leaving the Emerald Isle. They have adjusted to so much, but whether it's in a school, the parish or works of mercy in a community, it's all an effort ensuring people know Christ’s love and their love for them.

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CHANDLER — Sixty years ago, the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill opened a small Catholic school serving mostly migrant and farming families. Today, families from all over the East Valley choose Seton Catholic Preparatory for its strong Catholic values and rigorous academics.

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If you’re discerning ways to get involved in helping your neighbors in big and small ways — whether it’s Oct. 25 or a different day — here are some opportunities to consider.

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As Veterans’ Day approaches, Church leaders are planning ways to honor veterans and actively serving military, but they’re also developing ways to ensure veterans experience the spiritual healing that eludes many.

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A newly established Arizona Catholic Schools Fund for Disabled Students allows schools to better serve students with a range of learning disabilities, physical or mobility challenges, blindness and low vision or who are hearing impaired.

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