The Catholic Sun

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ICYMI: Here is Bishop Olmsted's homily from Feb. 22, the first Sunday of Lent.

The College of St. Scholastica is offering scholarships to the first cohort of the school’s new bachelor-level social work program. It debuts this fall in the Valley.


The Benedictines of Mary are a contemplative order who is once again making some noise by releasing its fourth musical album tomorrow. "Easter at Ephesus" is a 27-track album that features a seasonal array of chants and hymns.


Straight from Tanzinia, watch how ugali and bean soup is made. It's one way to enjoy a meatless meal on this second Friday of Lent and eat in solidarity with more than 1.25 million people in East Africa's largest nation.

Are you sitting on the couch … looking at your spouse … wondering where the excitement went? Rebecca Sauer, licensed counselor at Catholic Charities, gives these top six ways to start reconnecting with your spouse.


Paz de Cristo was in the community spotlight on "Mesa Morning Live" Feb. 13. Its executive director highlighted ways the nonprofit supports guests without homes or struggling to make ends meet.

When you contribute to Catholic Education Arizona you are telling the state how you want your state income tax liability spent! You have a choice, keep your state income taxes in our faith and help a needy student attend a Catholic school.

Your gift to the CDA supports over 70 community and charitable organizations that assist individuals and families in need or in crisis. The CDA serves the needs of local communities beyond the boundaries of any one parish. As a result more people are served across communities as well as within parishes.

The CDA supports over 70 community and charitable organizations that assist individuals in need or in crisis. Some of the outreach includes shelters for abused women, assistance for the elderly and resources for the homeless.

Of the more than 1,000 organizations that hosted blood drives throughout Arizona last year, three parishes from the Diocese of Phoenix emerged among the top three percent.


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