Author Archive: Joyce Coronel
Joyce Coronel is a regular contributor to The Catholic Sun and author of “A Martyr’s Crown.”
Opinions expressed are the writers' and not necessarily the views of The Catholic Sun or the Diocese of Phoenix.
Women considering an abortion will soon have a new window into the womb that could change their mind, thanks to the Knights of Columbus. Nine months ago, five local Knights of Columbus councils began fund raising efforts in order to help 1st Way Pregnancy Center purchase a 4-D ultrasound machine.
A federal mandate issued by the Obama administration is the target of 44 separate lawsuits, 58 cases and 190 plaintiffs — many of them Catholic — from across the country.
Many Catholics are unaware of the various Eastern rite communities within the Church. Pope Francis would not be one of them. Bishop Gerald N. Dino of the Byzantine Holy Protection Eparchy of Phoenix said the election of Pope Francis bodes well for Eastern rite Catholics.
A Philadelphia jury May 13 found Kermit Gosnell guilty of murder in the deaths of three babies born alive during abortions and acquitted him of a fourth similar charge. He also was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death by a drug overdose of a patient who had an abortion.
Deacon Ken Kulinowski was born in Buffalo, N.Y., just 22 days after the Nazis invaded Poland. The grandson of Polish-speaking immigrants, Kulinowski attended a Polish national school.
Two local pregnancy centers were recognized by the Texas-based Gladney Foundation for their work in promoting adoption.
Not the blood-spattered walls, not the unsterilized surgical instruments, not the corpses of tiny babies kept in cat food containers are of interest to reporters and their editors these days, unless of course they belong to the Catholic or pro-life press.
The Catholic Community Foundation has announced that longtime board member John Sack is now the organization’s interim president and CEO. The announcement came in the weeks after Donna Marino stepped down from the position last month to accept a new job in the Valley.