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.

A group of Ahwatukee moms brought some early Easter joy to children whose mothers or other caretakers struggle to provide.

They’ve depleted the budget and that “to do” list of projects that can’t be ignored keeps growing.

Bachelor and doctorate-level nursing programs are launching soon in the Diocese of Phoenix at Saint Xavier University and College of St. Scholastica, respectively.

“In jiu-jitsu, if you give of yourself to make others stronger, you become strong," Melissa Veselovsky said. Being strong in spirit inspires you to give back, she said.

One man’s Year of Mercy commitment to feed the hungry has quickly become a parish effort with volunteers booked several months in advance.

Fr. Thomas Weible was among the pool of priests who local Catholics got to know only in retirement, but his lifetime of priestly ministry impacted countless in at least five countries including several U.S. states.

https://youtu.be/bY73vFGhSVk NEW YORK (CNS) — Anthropomorphism runs amok in the 3-D animated comedy-adventure "Zootopia" (Disney). As with Disney's "Cars" franchise, which presented a world of automobiles...

By all appearances, one of the Valley’s latest artisan marketplaces was proving itself to be a fairly reputable competitor.

The odds of winning were sky high, but a Ss. Simon and Jude student defied the odds.

Some 600 people had a memorable way of showing their newfound love for the Catholic faith.

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