Author Archive: J.D. Long-García
J.D. Long-Garcia is the 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.
In looking for more information on Pope Francis I, I came across this story from Catholic News Service from 2010. It’s a beautiful mediation on the Holy Eucharist.
Anne Vargas-Leveriza, who recently began working as director of the Office of Youth and Child Protection, is committed to serving victims of sexual abuse.
Thanks be to God, we do have a Catholic press. I spend most of my time reading and, well, writing it. The value of Catholic journalist isn’t lost on me, especially when one of our beloved pope’s promulgates an encyclical.
Years of hard work led to the first Mass celebrated in the church serving All Saints Catholic Newman Center on the Arizona State University campus.
Catholic News Service provided this resource for Catholic journalists. It’s a series of short items intended to be used as needed to explain different aspects of the papal transition. I share it with our online readers here in case you’re interested and would like the terminology all together.
Worry is a sin and it demonstrates a lack of trust in God, Fr. Bill Halbing said Feb. 8 at the Phoenix Convention Center during the “Let God Arise” Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference.
Christianity isn’t therapy, proclaimed Jonathan Reyes, director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’s Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development, told more than 2,100 Catholic men gathered a Grand Canyon University for the Men’s Conference.
Catholic Charities offers free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to families making less than $50,000 a year. The program is part of Empower-U, which helps those in need break the cycle of poverty.
About a year and half ago, Catholic News Service ran a piece by John Thavis on “papabile” speculation — that is, speculation on who might be elected next pope. If there is one thing we know out here in Phoenix, it that we don’t know anything.