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.

Hundreds of young Catholics throughout the Diocese of Phoenix showed their love for life in its earliest stage Jan. 23.

She’s the oldest sister, yet also the youngest.

As our parishes and other Catholic connections embrace social media with greater ease, check out this storify report about Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted's birthday. It's today.

Catholic Schools Week, the annual observance highlighting the opportunities a faith-filled education provides to young people and its contributions to the church, local communities and the nation, is Jan. 25-31.

St. Vincent de Paul hosted the Souper Bowl of Caring kickoff Jan. 14. The community-wide effort is aimed at tackling hunger because there's enough hungry Americans to fill more than 500 stadiums.

An Illinois bishop suggested 14 ways to close the racial divide. One of them: go to a weekday Mass and pray for guidance.

Whether they're just finishing the first week of the spring semester or enjoying the last days of semester break, many college and university students are making them count.

The annual Charity and Development Appeal that supports individuals and families in need throughout the Diocese of Phoenix gets underway Feb. 8.

A modern-day martyr once served in the Diocese of Phoenix and a special Mass will celebrate her legacy.

Looking for a New Year's resolution, no matter how informal? Does it involve exercise? Becoming a stronger Catholic? Good news! You can do both at once!


Support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Learn more about Thomas Smith and Our Lady of Joy
Support Laugh4Hope!
Support Hospice of the Valley