Excitement builds as new Catholic high school prepares to break ground

AVONDALE — The first Catholic high school to serve the growing number of Catholic students and families in the far West Valley is about to mark a major milestone.

Martyrs’ relics to visit Phoenix as part of Fortnight for Freedom tour

“I die the King’s good servant; but God’s first.” These were the last words spoken by St. Thomas More, a 16th-century politician and martyr, who died defending the Catholic faith. The life of St. Thomas More and his close friend St. John Fisher, like many other saints, illustrates the necessity of having courage when religious freedom is attacked.

Time for forgiveness has begun, pope says as holy doors open worldwide

As holy doors around the world were opened at city cathedrals, major churches and sanctuaries Dec. 13, the pope said this simple gesture of opening God's house to the world serves as "an invitation to joy" and a time of great pardon.

‘Good Is Winning’ social media effort gears up for Pope Francis’ visit

A broad digital media project to coincide with Pope Francis' visit this fall to the United States aims to recruit and interact with young people, particularly those who do not think of themselves as religious.

Palms to ashes: A few things to know about Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is March 6 this year. Here are some things to know about Ash Wednesday and the kickoff to Lent.

Remembrance and prayer for Pearl Harbor [VIDEO]

The archbishop for the U.S. military services discusses the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Catholics urged to pray for cancellation of ‘black mass’

Fr. John Lankeit, rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix, is urging local Catholics to gather for a 7 p.m. holy hour July 25 in order to pray that a black mass scheduled to take place Sept. 21 in Oklahoma City will be canceled.

Fr. Peter Dobrowski, newly-retired pastor of Bullhead City parish, reflects on his priesthood

Ask most first-graders what they hope to be when they grow up and you’ll get the standard responses — firefighter, doctor, police officer, teacher or pro baseball player. But from the age of 6, Peter Dobrowski knew he had a different calling. He felt the persevering inner tug of the Holy Spirit to serve God as a priest.

Broken statues lead to strengthened faith ahead of Christmas

A set of historic statues that were vandalized at St. Mary’s Basilica serve as a reminder of our own brokenness as we prepare for the coming of Christ, says rector Fr. Michael Weldon, OFM.

‘Fleece’ Navidad and Advent

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