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.
Fr. John Lankeit, rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix, is urging local Catholics to gather for a 7 p.m. holy hour July 25 in order to pray that a black mass scheduled to take place Sept. 21 in Oklahoma City will be canceled.
Fans of ABC's "Shark Tank" which brings entrepreneurs in front of successful loan sharks to take their company to the next level would have been proud of some Phoenix-area teenagers. Nearly two dozen high school students trained with Seed Spot to start a socially conscious business.
Benedictine University at Mesa is delivering on its promise to make Catholic education affordable and available via a $10,000 Benedictine Promise Award. Freshmen and sophomores who show academic progress can earn the award which is applicable during their second semester senior year.
Sr. Mary Clare Sweeney, BVM (Clarita) died July 8 in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 84.
Sr. Mary Clare spent 32 years on the faculty of Arizona State University's Tempe and East campuses as an English instructor, director of the writing center, graduate student teacher in the College of Technology, and computer consultant for faculty.
Visitors will find another construction zone at St. Francis Xavier beginning June 30. Temporarily, the primary point of contact for the general public has moved to the Marian Shop's front alcove near the church's front entrance. It's all to make room for a new parish center and additional parking.
The Catholic Sun is the official newspaper and news site 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.