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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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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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Sr. Carrie Elizabeth Flood, IHM, professed perpetual vows of chastity, poverty and obedience as a Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at a Eucharistic celebration Oct. 4. The congregation has nearly 400 sisters serving throughout the U.S. and Latin America.

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On Oct. 5 the Catholic Church’s leaders began a process of prayerful and deliberative reflection on: “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.”

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Arizona Forward recognized the transformation of a vacant hospital building into a Catholic university campus in an annual recognition program that honors environmental excellence in sustainability.

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Xavier College Preparatory's three senior golfers will turn 18 this school year, and thanks to their performance on the course this week, the Gators' historic win streak extends all the way back to their infancy if not their life in the womb. The Gators have not lost a dual match since Oct. 6, 1996, totaling 200 straight wins in the streak so far.

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Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix spelled out his thoughts about the Church in Arizona in his inaugural “State of the Catholic Church” address Sept. 23.

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