Joyce Coronel

Joyce Coronel is a regular contributor to The Catholic Sun and author of “A Martyr’s Crown.”

When life kicks you in the teeth and you’re down for the count, you find out quickly who your friends are.

The unthinkable has happened: a friend’s loved one has died. What can you say to comfort them? And equally important, what should you not say?

As the number of babies born with Down syndrome continues to plummet, local author Sherry Boas hopes people will ponder the unintended consequences.

Sr. Mary Fidelis discovered a vocation to the religious life when she began to understand the True Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. She joined the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, the order affiliated with EWTN’s Mother Angelica, 20 years ago and resides with four other sisters at Our Lady of Solitude Monastery west of Phoenix in Tonopah.

¿Quién no disfruta de una buena película? Cristofer Pereyra, director de la Oficina de misiones hispanas de la Diócesis de Phoenix, ha inventado una manera creativa de llegar a la comunidad latina a través de las películas.

If there’s one thing Americans can agree on in this era of social discord, it’s that we love film. We spent a staggering $10 billion on movie tickets in 2009.

Good Friday found more than 150 local Catholics praying in front of a Planned Parenthood facility, one that performs abortions up to 24 weeks.

Mientras que los católicos se preparan para celebrar la Pascua, sus obispos se alegraron por la nueva legislación pro-vida firmada y hecha ley por el Gobernador Doug Ducey el 30 de marzo.

As Catholics count down the final days until Easter, their bishops welcomed new pro-life legislation signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey March 30.

In a tradition dating back to the early Church, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted gathered March 30 with his brother priests to bless the oils that will be used in sacraments during the coming year.


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