Joyce Coronel

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

A Phoenix priest working for the charitable arm of the Holy Father and assisting with the Church’s humanitarian work around the globe, got the surprise of his life.

Dynamic speakers, an array of vendors’ booths and the opportunity to meet other Catholic women attracted hundreds to Xavier College Preparatory Feb. 21.

Donna Marino, the new president and CEO of Catholic Education Arizona, came upon her career leading non-profit organizations quite by grace.

Marking the 100-year anniversary of the dedication of St. Mary’s Basilica, the faithful gathered for a colorful celebration Feb. 11.

Fr. Bradley Peterson is a priest of the Carmelite Order, founded 800 years ago on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land. He came to Arizona as a teenager and has been pastor of St. Agnes Parish since 2009. The central Phoenix church is home to some 1,600 families.

The “baby box” he set up at the front of his home looks like it could be a mailbox, but there’s a sign over it that reads “Leave babies here.” And many desperate parents do.

Una “Misa para Migrantes” que tomará lugar el 20 de febrero destacará la situación de los migrantes que han muerto en el desierto, buscando un camino para salir de la pobreza y la violencia que azota México y América Central.

They come in search of a better life, but hundreds perish in the rugged desert near the U.S.-Mexico border every year.

What would it take to end abortion? One of the co-founders of 40 Days for Life will address that and more Feb. 16 at St. Mary’s Basilica.

Catholics are being asked to participate in an online questionnaire about the family ahead of the Ordinary Synod of Bishops that takes place in Rome this October.


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