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Fr. Timothy Hirten was a political science major and basketball star of the '70s at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He went on to play for several teams in several countries then pursued the priesthood and double duty as a military chaplain.

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Vinhson Nguyen, a seminarian for the Diocese of Phoenix, recently moved to Rome to finish preparing for the priesthood. Take a look at some orientation photos. Plus, connect to bios of all of our seminarians including many of the 12 new ones.

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While we know the Catholic church has a global reach, it's not always as easy to feel when we're in the same parish and pew every week. Check out some one-time Phoenix-area Catholics who are doing great things for the Church.

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If you travel the state somewhat, or at least sporadically on weekend getaways, you might want to hear what four Catholic men want to bring to Payson, Ariz.

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Browning Montana on the eastern edge of Glacier National Park is in the middle of the Blackfeet Reservation. I was there in May, again as a guest of the annual men's Cursillo.

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EWTN and local diocesan media connects you with the lives of the saints and others striving to be. This weekend, meet: El Camino pilgrims, FourEver, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Mother Dolores Hart and the Knights of Peter Claver.

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This is one of those stories that was too good to pass up. At 99 years young today, Sr. Mary of the Incarnation Kiernan is the oldest sister belonging to the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity.

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Is your car a little dusty? A benefit car wash will offset living costs for a local missionary ready to dedicate next school year to leading retreats for high schoolers. Want to save a life? Three parishes are hosting blood drives. Know a veteran? PBS connects you with a Catholic ministry.

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If you'd like to virtually travel abroad — and have seen enough of Brazil via World Cup coverage — consider catching up with some Brophy and Xavier students who are immersing themselves in other largely Central and South American countries this summer.

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Raising teenagers to be chaste in an era in which 70 percent of men aged 18-24 regularly visit online pornography sites — with their first exposure around age 11 — is challenging but not impossible.

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