J.D. Long-Garcia is the former editor of The Catholic Sun. He joined the staff in 2004. J.D., a lay Dominican, studied journalism and psychology at Arizona State University, philosophy at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, and theology at the Graduate Theological Union. He's taught classes at the Kino Institute, worked as an outreach intern at All Saints Catholic Newman Center, led a deanery confirmation program in Berkeley, Calif., and served as a catechist for children of various ages. He was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
On a typical evening, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted will make his way to the rectory chapel and pray vespers by himself, silently before the Lord. The bishop kneels using a meditation bench and, since he’s praying shortly before supper, his tummy rumbles.
Pope Francis sat down with Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro for an extensive interview for the Italian Journal La Civilita Cattolica, America Magazine and other Jesuit publications. To get deeper into this much-discussed interview, The Catholic Sun sat down with Jesuit Father Edward Reese, president of Brophy College Preparatory.
"¡Qué viva Cristo Rey!" Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo Nevares shouted from the pulpit at San Miguel Arcangel Church in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. We weary pilgrims journeyed from Mexico City to the state of Guanajuato and found another beautiful town square beneath another magnificent church steeple.
The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary — the cathedral of the archdiocese of Mexico City — is built upon Aztec ruins. It was built to meet the growing needs of the growing Church in Mexico — a Church which grew thanks to the apparition of the Blessed Mother as Our Lady of Guadalupe in 1531.
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