Joyce Coronel

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

Waves of priests from the Emerald Isle began arriving in 'State 48' in 1946 with more than 100 priests trading in verdant fields for the scorching Arizona sun over the years.

News that an infant may have survived an abortion at a Phoenix facility swept through the Valley recently.

You’ll hear Him encourage you to let go, to trust, to forgive, and to sacrifice.

Hombres y mujeres consagrados a lo largo de la diócesis se reunieron para celebrar la ocasión.

Gonzalez spearheads a growing army of 150 volunteers who broke the chains of addiction in their own lives and families and now feed the homeless in downtown Phoenix with similar hope.

Dr. Carolyn Gerster, co-founder of Arizona Right to Life and former president of the National Right to Life Committee, died Jan. 28. She was 88.

Maria Josefina “Mary Jo” Franco French, a leader in the Hispanic Catholic community, died Dec. 31, 2015. She was days shy of turning 80.

The Diocese of Phoenix will again celebrate a Eucharistic Congress Feb. 16-19, but this time, there will be tracks aimed at teen-aged and adult Catholics.

With a Mass that began with candlelight procession from the courtyard east of St. Mary’s Basilica to inside the church, the Year of Consecrated Life drew to a close in the Diocese of Phoenix Feb. 1.

Christ crucified, a Texas bishop told Arizona legislators, attorneys and judges, “looks at us and says, ‘Will you respond to Me as your brother?’


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