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.
The second day of our Year of Faith pilgrimage put into focus the impact of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The day began at Teotihuacan, site of the ancient pyramids of the Sun and Moon.
I bump into Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares and Fr. Ernesto Reynoso just through security at Phoenix Skyharbor Airport. The bishop is putting on his pectoral cross and Fr. Reynoso is in a great mood — he always is.
A locally-owned Catholic book publishing company is remaining competitive in the industry by staying small, but complete. "Everything we need to publish a book we have here,” said Jeffrey Campbell, owner of Tau Publishing.
COTTONWOOD — Joseph Daniel Callaghan couldn’t stop fiddling with his white flip-flops. They’re busted. One of the straps has come apart and, no matter how much Scotch tape he sticks on there, it isn’t going to stay put. But he won’t quit trying.
Fernando Peña held his year-old son Juan Pablo in his arms as he received the Blessed Sacrament Aug. 24 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. He joined hundreds of others for Mass with Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares.
Marriage is based on the truth that men and women are complementary, the biological fact that reproduction depends on a man and a woman, and the reality that children need a mother and a father. Redefining marriage does not simply expand the existing understanding of marriage; it rejects these truths.
While it’s often referred to as “the civil rights movement,” the network that promoted the equal treatment of all human beings is actually a series of movements. “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” which tells the story of a White House servant, fleshes out some of those complexities.
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