Author Archive: The Catholic Sun
The Catholic Sun, as the official news source for the Diocese of Phoenix, shares in the mission of evangelizing the Catholic faithful, under the direction of the bishop, by providing news, information, education, a forum for discussion and guidance in matters of faith, morals and spiritual life.
A mock structure fire on the last day of school signaled the start of a summer remodeling project at St. Theresa School, 5001 E. Thomas Road. Unlike a typical fire scene, this rebuild was well-planned long before the destruction.
Demolition crews were expected back this week to officially knock down the “fire scene”: old maintenance homes turned storage facilities next to St. Theresa’s preschool. It’s the first of a multi-phase effort to create dedicated space for an early education center.
Meet up with a nearly 96-year-old Holy Cross priest who has many accolades to his name including papal appointments, involvement in the civil rights movement, a Centennial medal from Catholic Charities USA and longest-serving president of the University of Notre Dame. Fr. Hesburgh, who is also the oldest and longest-serving priest of the United States Province for the Congregation of the Holy Cross, still works daily in his office on the 13th floor of the library that bears his name.
More 400 representatives of the Arizona State Council of the Knights of Columbus will be joining together during this weekend for their annual state convention. The following are major events of the convention that are open to all.
Catholic Charities Community Services volunteers completed 1,291 free tax returns totaling $2,137,767 in federal and state refunds during the 2012 tax season which ended April 15. The agency provided the free service to individuals and families with low to moderate incomes in Maricopa and Yavapai counties.
The Catholic Community Foundation’s signature fundraiser, the Crozier Gala, celebrated its silver anniversary April 20, but that didn’t mean the event was business as usual. Its board of directors did away with a formal “ask” two years ago and this year awarded “surprise” grants as a means of showcasing the good works the foundation does for local Catholic outreach.
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish is hosting a jazz festival at 6 p.m. this Friday, April 26. It’s billed as a family-friendly event for the community and will feature Armand Boatman’s Bebop Revolution.
The criminal trial of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist on trial for murdering seven babies during a grisly procedure in which he or his assistant snipped the newborns’ necks, continues. Gosnell faces the death penalty for his actions at the clinic dubbed the “House of Horrors.”