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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.
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Bishop Olmsted, interviewed recently by Mixed Voces, explains the importance of the Día de los Muertos celebration.

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Leah Darrow, a full-time apologist who once appeared on "America's Next Top Model," addressed hundreds of young Catholics across the Diocese of Phoenix Oct. 23 in at least three stops.

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Sr. Virginia Hebbeler, CPPS, who ministered at St. Mary’s Basilica for 22 years, died Oct. 28. She was 93.

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A scholarly lecture on a Catholic campus will provide an interfaith perspective of St. John Paul II, whose first official feast day the Catholic world observed a week ago.

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The worldwide pilgrimage of the traditional Christian icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, also known as the Black Madonna, is ending its U.S. pilgrimage in the Diocese of Phoenix. Local Catholics have opportunities daily through Nov. 1 to venerate it.

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Clients at the Foundation for Senior Living’s Tempe Adult Day Health Center get a lesson in strengthening and fall prevention July 3. Millions of elderly adults fall each year, often leading to fractures and other trauma. FSL has three adult day health centers in the Valley where seniors and the disabled receive care.

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Catholic composer and evangelist, Tom Quiner, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fully fund a new musical, "The Wedding at Cana," which is designed to be performed as Catholic dinner theater.

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Valley business owner and longtime Vincentian, Paul S. Hobaica, died Oct. 4 of complications from a recent fall. He was 93.

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Sr. Mary Faith Lautz, BVM, 96, died Oct. 1 in Dubuque, Iowa. The longtime educator was principal at Xavier College Preparatory from 1966 to 1974 and went on to serve in the Midwest, Alaska and California as an educator, administrator and in pastoral ministry.

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On this special edition of The Bishop's Hour, listen to Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted's remarks from the Sept. 23 "State of the Church" luncheon in downtown Phoenix.

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