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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.

At Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Homes, it is our mission to serve families with compassion and care when they make final arrangements for their loved ones, as we have been doing for the past 100 years.

A pair of community colleges will also see some social work students earning a four-year degree on site too, courtesy of a partnership with College of St. Scholastica.


A pair of benefit gatherings — a dinner and brunch — in successive weekends will see the next generation of generosity at work and be the fruit of a teacher in retirement.


Videos, resources and Tweets pertaining to #ChildAbusePreventionMonth and the Church's outreach year-round.

St. Francis Xavier P.E. teacher Bry Lauck ran the Boston Marathon April 18 and beat her qualifying time by more than eight minutes.

Maureen Adams will work closely with families, schools and businesses to expand the organization's ability to make Catholic schools available, affordable and accessible

An outdoor life-size statue of St. John Paul II greets visitors at St. Bernard of Clairvaux in Scottsdale.

Two seventh-graders earned top honors at the diocesan science fair and advanced to the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair April 7 where they competed among 1,200 other young scientists in several categories. One picked up an award there too.

The annual celebration of Easter reminds us, as Catholic Christians, that even when facing the reality of death, the Resurrection of Jesus is the foundation upon which the virtue of hope finds its perfect expression. Within each of us the Holy Spirit inspires an aspiration for happiness that extends beyond the limitation of our life on earth. It is the promise of eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven that gives meaning to the purpose of human existence. As Jesus died and rose on the third day, we are heirs of His promise that eternal life is the destiny for which we hope.

TONOPAH — After 10 years in Arizona of living out their charism of praying in Adoration, the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, affectionately known as the “Desert Nuns,” now have an autonomous monastery within the Diocese of Phoenix.


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