Our next print edition devotes seven pages to Blessed Pope John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II (#2popesaints) in honor of their upcoming canonization set for two week from tomorrow. Help this student-driven "Thank you Pope Francis" video go viral before then.
We don't see much of severely disabled children in America. Years ago, many were institutionalized. In Arizona that meant the Children's Colony in Coolidge or the State Hospital in Phoenix. Today various services facilitate their living in the community, sometimes with family.
In honor of tomorrow's diocesan women's conference, take a look at some stories over the last year or so pertaining to women in the church.
Not in the reading mood? Fr. James Kubicki reflects on respect for women.
The Diocese of Phoenix, in partnership with area law enforcement agencies and fire departments, remembers all those who have died in the line of duty at the annual Blue Mass. Last week, a local parishioner's name was added to that list: Detective John T. Hobbs, a 21-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department.
I found myself waiting for Lent to begin on Ash Wednesday. I’ve been looking forward to this period of relationship with Jesus. I know what is coming for Him in His passion and death and I want to be there beside Him.
Tomorrow, weather permitting, marks the first full schedule of Spring Training games in the Valley. The 15 teams who train here bring with them the players who are big names today and rookies working their way up. They largely focus on training while in the Valley, but local Catholic efforts are affiliated with a few of the teams.
Talk to any of the nearly 6,400 parish-level Vincentians throughout the Diocese of Phoenix and they can vouch for how the challenge of poverty and hunger isn't limited to inner-city areas. There is actually more living in poverty in the suburbs than in big cities.
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