Featuring a slate of well-known speakers, 40-hours devotion, 24 hours of confession and a Vatican exhibit of eucharistic miracles, organizers are hoping the faithful will flock to this year’s Eucharistic Congress Nov. 18-22 at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral.
You know those emails that insist you “must” click on this link, view that video or delve into such-and-such a blog? Honestly, I end up deleting most of them. It’s just too much. Every now and then though — perhaps at my guardian angel’s prompting — I click.
In one of the largest public rosary gatherings in the nation, Arizona Catholics will once again gather to honor the Blessed Mother under her title of Our Lady of Fatima. The colorful, annual event known as the Arizona Rosary Celebration takes place Oct. 12-13.
The first-ever Marriage conference sponsored by the Diocese of Phoenix will take place Sept. 28 at Xavier College Preparatory.
At 35, Tom Peterson was a cradle Catholic who ran his own ad agency and never missed Mass. “But I lived in that lukewarm area where I could pick and choose,” Peterson said. He was prone to swearing and given to anger, busy running his agency.
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted installed Dr. Maria Chavira as the new chancellor of the Diocese of Phoenix at a Mass Aug. 20 at the Diocesan Pastoral Center. Surrounded by her family, the new chancellor was introduced to diocesan staff.
Fr. Paul Check, the national director of Courage, an apostolate that seeks to minister to those with same-sex attraction, will visit Phoenix Oct. 11 to address members of the Catholic Physicans Guild and clergy.
Members of a group known as Death Penalty Alternatives for Arizona helped organize a legislative summit Sept. 13 at the Arizona State Senate. Eight speakers — including Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares — addressed a crowded hearing room regarding both the costs and the justice of the death penalty.
In his address to the nation Sept. 10, President Barack Obama indicated he would delay a possible military strike against Syria while pursuing a diplomatic path to ending the crisis.
A recent headline in The Wall Street Journal caught my attention: “Hard-wired for Giving.” The lead into the story questioned the Darwinian assumption that humans are basically selfish and pointed to a recent study in which scientists discovered the human brain is actually built for generosity.