Joyce Coronel

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

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.

Local Catholic singer/songwriter Chris Muglia has just released his fifth compilation of original music, challenging listeners to go deeper in their faith journey.

Sr. Mary Claire Strasser teaches fifth- through eighth-grade social studies at Most Holy Trinity Catholic School. She grew up in a close-knit family on a dairy farm in Nashville. The Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) community she belongs to was founded in 1958 as a Society of Apostolic Life and is composed of priests, brothers, sisters and laity living as disciples of Jesus through Mary.

Nearly 1,500 men came in droves from all over the diocese seeking renewed inspiration to embrace their faith and live it boldly.

Con fe entusiástica aplaudieron, levantaron las manos, cantaron y escucharon con concentración a los que presentaban las differentes charlas.

Most of us will probably never have to risk our lives in order to help someone. The question is, what are we doing with this precious life that we’ve been given? Are we squandering it on trivialities? And what will the Father find when He looks into our heart and searches for compassion?


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