The Catholic Sun

The Catholic Sun is the official source of news for the Diocese of Phoenix. We share in the mission of evangelizing the Catholic faithful by providing news, information, education, a forum for discussion and guidance in matters of faith, morals and spiritual life.

Bishop Thomas Olmsted calls it a “tragedy” that the Diocese of Phoenix employs teachers in its Catholic schools who cannot afford to send their own children to the schools where they teach. He is doing something about it. The 27th Annual Crozier Gala has as its goal raising funds to assist those teachers with the cost of a Catholic education.

A mix of movies and televised Masses and other services to carry you through Holy Week and Easter.

Seton Catholic Preparatory in Chandler was the first stop on the Phoenix Suns Charities tour as they deliver personalized commemorative banners to its past award-winning coaches.


Short reflections on this feast of the Annunciation.

Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Joan Pfeiffer, former resident of the sisters’ Casa Guadalupe in Mesa who was heavily involved in hospital ministry at Chandler Regional Hospital, died Feb. 19 at the age of 80.

Is parenting your top priority? Here are five of the top tried-and-true parenting tips that can be used for children of any age.


On this World Down Syndrome Day, see how one school wholly embraced a student with the syndrome and how students at a Phoenix school are independently supporting their peers with Down Syndrome.


An Irish blessing from the Loreto Sisters at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral who left Ireland 60 years ago to serve the Diocese of Phoenix.

Some 1,300 students on 300 teams competed in the annual Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge with Ss. Simon and Jude students claiming the school's fourth victory.

Three Catholic high school students in Arizona have conquered the top fear of most Americans: public speaking.


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