Kevin Theriault


When military veteran Scott Fleckenstein founded his company, he felt a need to connect with other Catholic business leaders. He wanted to interact with other professionals who were facing the same challenges posed by secular society.

GILBERT — Clint Leonard faced challenges as he embarked upon his pursuit of a medical career. He made a choice that set him apart from many other students, got him shunned by some medical schools and treated differently by many doctors.

The streets of Phoenix were alive with dance and drums, brightly feathered masks and costumes and loud shouts of “¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!”

It is no coincidence that the pronouncement of the Year of Faith by Pope Benedict XVI came on the heels of the call for the New Evangelization, according to Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted.

Silvia’s journey through parenthood has been a bumpy one to say the least. The single mother of four suffered a mental breakdown after a longtime relationship with the children’s father ended.

SUN LAKES — St. Steven Parish celebrated its 25th anniversary not by looking back at the past, but by looking forward and paving the way for the next 25 years.

Bob Bevers never used to have a stance on right-to-life issues. “I never really gave it much thought — it was a battle that I wasn’t involved in,” Bevers said.

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted blessed and dedicated Blessed John Paul II Mausoleum Sept. 14 at Holy Redeemer Cemetery. The ceremony marked the opening of the recently completed mausoleum, an expansion that adds 460 new crypts to the cemetery.

Curtis Martin, President and Founder of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), one of the fastest growing movements in the Catholic Church, spoke Oct. 18 at the All Saints Catholic Newman Center at Arizona State University.

The dining hall at St. Vincent de Paul on at 1075 W. Jackson St. serves 1,500 meals a day to those in need. This setting may be an unlikely place to experience the beauty of a great work of art, but collaboration between the Vatican Observatory, the Catholic Community Foundation and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has brought a replica of Michelangelo’s “Pieta” to the facility.


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