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Whether you're adding an item or more to a food donation bin, coordinating your own food drive or donating money to St. Vincent de Paul, there are plenty of ways to #BeASummerActionHero.

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.


Offer one on your own or as a group at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Tempe Friday afternoon.

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.

Continúan los preparativos para la realización del “Youth Catholic Congreso 2016” (Congreso de Jóvenes Católicos), que tendrá lugar el 11 y 12.

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.

The university is offering an unlimited number of scholarships to undergraduate students on active duty.


Students at St. Vincent de Paul School sent the following thank you card to the Catholic Leadership Circle for selecting them as one of five grant recipients.

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.


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