The Catholic Sun

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With Thanksgiving around the corner, and Christmas not far behind, thoughts of gratitude, and giving, are close at heart. For those of modest means, the holidays are also a time to be mindful of their money, to keep within a budget. But, let’s face it, the pressure to spend is sometimes overwhelming.

A growing group of moms is finding solidarity with mothers who expereince the same roller coaster of emotions as their children further discern or live a religious vocation.

Fellowship, food drives, fellowship, airports and massive meals are traditional parts of the Thanksgiving weekend, but student bowling added a new twist.

Both inspirational and colorful, the annual “Blue Mass” at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral drew dozens of police officers, firefighters and other law enforcement and emergency personnel, both active and retired. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares presided over the Mass of Thanksgiving for All Emergency Personnel on Nov. 5.

Those already in religious life are almost always are part of communities who follow a canonized saint, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted said during an All Saints Day vocations celebration.

In the wake of the tragic loss of innocent life taken by terrorist actions in Paris, the Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) understand the increasing hesitation on the part of our government and American citizens to receive Syrian refugees into the United States.

Dcn. Tom Bolduc passed away Oct. 21 following a short illness and hospice care. He would have turned 69 Nov. 18.


Conversion stories make up the core of "The Journey Home," a program aired weekly on EWTN. Roger Dubin, a parishioner at Sacred Heart in Prescott, recently shared his story.


Whether you're looking for adult, teen or child-friendly resources, we're giving you a little time to prepare for the four-week season of Advent that will prepare you to embrace the Christmas season.


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