Surviving the hottest days of 2017

Here's a look at how some Catholic organizations and parishes are bearing through record-tying and likely record-breaking temperatures. Plus ways to help.

Memorial Day in the Diocese of Phoenix

The faithful are remembering the souls of those who died protecting America's freedom with special Masses and a Rosary.
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‘Fleece’ Navidad and Advent

Our friends at Catholics Come Home graciously shared this video with us.
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Advent 2016 resources

Connect with Advent resources and Christmas gift ideas for celebrating the seasons. Broken down by age group.

Small-town parish boasts big-time numbers — and finally, a second priest

A parish serving the one-square-mile area that is the Town of Guadalupe is hosting its first priestly ordination today. Friar Villafan, via the OFM.FYI newsletter, gives us an insight into this tiny parish.

Pet blessing directory

Want your pet blessed? !0 area parishes are hosting a blessing this weekend and at least four are hosting one Oct. 8-9.

Attention men: Step ‘into the breach’ for foster care children

There's a vocation shortage of sorts effecting children in Arizona's foster care system, particularly the boys.

Reconnecting with two religious sisters local Catholics once knew

Catch up with Sr. Maria Kim Bui, a Daughter of St. Paul who is also known as the #MediaNun and Sr. Christa Parra, a young religious with the Loreto Sisters.

Fatherly stuff

In honor of Father's Day, here are some fatherly things/links to keep at your fingertips.

Journalist with family ties to Juárez goes as both reporter and pilgrim

CIUDAD JUÁREZ ― There was lots of excitement as I drove with my family to Ciudad Juárez yesterday afternoon. For my family, this trip was three-fold. First, I am covering Pope Francis’ visit to this city. Secondly, we’re coming as pilgrims. And lastly, I’m coming home — my mother grew up in Juárez, and I’m staying with my aunt.