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.
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.
Fr. Carlos Martin, CC, has an unusual collection: 4,000 relics of the saints. The Companions of the Cross Father and former atheist, who lives in Toronto, travels throughout North America with his “Treasures of the Church” exhibit that features some 175 relics.
Nestled at the foot of Camelback Mountain, the Mount Claret Retreat Center stands as oasis of sorts in the midst of a bustling city. Tom McGuire, the new director of the facility, is hoping more and more Catholics will seek God’s presence there.
Alex Vera grew up in St. Joseph, Mo., during the 1940s — a time when European immigrants arrived fleeing World War II. Although she was baptized Catholic by her mother, Vera was actually raised as a Methodist.
While it’s true that men and women have their fundamental differences, it’s also true that they are made by God so as to be complementary.
Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares, accompanied by numerous priests and deacons, processed through the plaza in front of the downtown Diocesan Pastoral Center March 15 surrounded by clouds of billowing incense, en route to the Solemn Pontifical Mass of Thanksgiving for Pope Francis.
You might have seen him on the road. Fr. Don Kline, pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish, recently had his car wrapped in a colorful display of baby pictures. The vehicle, dubbed the “Tot Tank,” also advertises GotBaby.org, a website he and his brother created.
As the world welcomes a new pope, Catholics around the Diocese of Phoenix reacted to the first resignation of a pontiff in six centuries.
Jesuits from the Diocese of Phoenix weighed in with their reaction to the election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, the first Jesuit ever to become pope.
There comes a time in the life of every parent of a teenager or college student that you have The Discussion. High school and college-age kids — even the nicest of them — will at eventually come smack up against a parent’s prohibitions.