The Catholic Sun

The Catholic Sun is the official source of news 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.

Listen to Bishop Olmsted's annual Christmas message to the people of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. People in the Phoenix area will hear...

Students are spreading Christmas cheer and earning recognition for their work in and out of the classroom.


Deacon Fernando Camou, who is expected to be ordained a priest for the Diocese of Phoenix next summer, yesterday had the honor of singing the Gospel for Pope Francis’ Mass for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The last half a century of priesthood has brought Fr. Herbert C. Hauck from Rome to St. Louis to the Diocese of Phoenix where he will celebrate his 50th anniversary with a Mass Dec. 14.

More than 2,000 supporters of the Notre Dame Preparatory gathered on campus on Thanksgiving morning for the fourth annual Bemis Bowl, named in honor and memory of the high school’s founding head football coach, the late Scot Bemis.

Aid to Women Center, whose work surrounds the Arizona State University community, became the 125th member of American Life League's Associate Program.

As Pope Francis prepares to issue an encyclical on man’s relationship to the environment, University of Mary hosted a colloquium examining the topic.


Catholics across the Diocese of Phoenix shared their many blessings with others in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.

Fr. Earl D'Eon, former pastor of St. Clement of Rome Parish in Sun City, died at home in the West Valley retirement community Dec. 2. He was 80.

Lisa Natham, a single mom with a 28-year-old autistic son, was struggling to work and maintain her health. In addition to caring for her son's needs, she also suffered from both lupus and asthma, so she often caught pneumonia and eventually became too sick to work.


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