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Fr. Julio Lopresti, IVE, who was the pastor of St. Anthony and Immaculate Heart of Mary parishes the last four years, died unexpectedly May 30 in Boston, where he had been transferred to serve in that archdiocese’s cathedral.
The Ordination of transitional deacons celebrated May 29 — the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ — at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral brought two men to the final step to the priesthood.
A Catholic publisher donated 700 copies of "Reveille for the Soul: Prayers for Military Life," a pocket-sized book, to the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA to reserve for those beginning their service.
On May 7, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 5:45 a.m. after spending 117 days in session. In total, almost 1,400 pieces of legislation were introduced with just over 400 of them becoming law.
The state’s four private Catholic institutions of higher education Catholic Universities of Arizona formed a coalition to support each other’s mission and to help students of all faiths complete a meaningful and values-based education.