Author Archive: The Catholic Sun
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Seventeen faculty and staff serving at 11 local Catholic elementary and high schools became the first graduating class from the University of Mary’s Tempe campus. Bishops and priests from both dioceses gathered for a Baccalaureate Mass and celebration.
Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, the leader of a large urban archdiocese in Latin America, was elected the 266th pope and took the name Francis. He is the first pope in history to come from the New World and the first non-European to be elected in almost 1,300 years.
An hour after the white smoke billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, the world learned the name of the man who was elected to be the 265th successor to St. Peter: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Jesuit cardinal of Buenos Aires. He chose the name Francis.
All members of a Divine Mercy prayer group are invited to a free, bi-lingual gathering to pray, sing, and share in the mercy. It will be held 2-4 p.m. March 9 at St. Mary’s Basilica, 231 N. 3rd Street and feature prayer, songs, discussion groups in English and Spanish and info on a divine mercy [...]
Lenten mission with Tom Booth, Parish Mission with Bishop Wall, Lenten Days of Prayer, Reflection at Mount Claret and much more.
Known for his surprises, nobody saw Pope Benedict’s resignation coming.
Eleven state championship titles in 28 years is part of what fielded Seton Catholic Preparatory High School’s varsity softball coach an honor all his own. Jerry Mullin will be inducted into the 9th Annual Chandler Sports Hall of Fame Feb. 9. The Mesa Catholic has been with Seton Catholic Prep since 1985 in both a teaching and a coaching capacity.
Magnificat’s new Lenten Companion will available in three formats: as a booklet, an app for iPhone, iPad, and iPad Touch, and an eBook (on Kindle, Nook, and Kobo, and other electronic reading devices). The 2013 “Magnificat Lenten Companion” is spiritual guide designed to help people grow closer to Christ, especially during the Year of Faith. “The [...]
National Bank of Arizona will offer $250,000 in corporate matching gifts to leverage an additional quarter million in individual tax credit gifts to benefit low-income Catholic school students.
On the occasion of the Year of Faith, the following is the second in a series of “letters” from a demonic supervisor to his underling regarding a plan to dismantle a family and ruin souls. It is not an original idea, but a variation on a theme begun by the great C.S. Lewis in his classic satirical book, “The Screwtape Letters.”