Feast of St. Pedro Maldonado

One of the 25 Mexican martyrs canonized by Pope St. John Paul II in 2000, St. Pedro Maldonado was ordained in the United States.

Feast of St. Scholastica

Scholastica and her brother, St. Benedict, were born to a wealthy Christian family in Nursia, Italy. Details of their lives come from the Dialogues of St. Gregory the Great.

There’s plenty in a name, especially the One that is above every name

I can still hear her voice, all these years later: A coworker at the local newspaper where I was working was angry — very angry — and launched into an explosive tirade with one word.

Special Mass honors consecrated life, launches prayerful vocation effort

As dusk gathered, men and women religious in their distinctive habits near the towering cross in front of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral.

Phoenix Catholics travel to San Francisco Walk for Life

“Do not be ashamed to bear your testimony to our Lord, but bear your share of hardship for the Gospel,” said Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

Charity and Development Appeal is ‘Love that Gives Hope’ to thousands of Arizona’s struggling,...

Love for your diocesan family through stewardship gives hope to its people and ministries in need. One family uses the mnemonic “GPS” — give, pray, and serve — to guide them.

Justice leads to unity, says United Church of Christ leader at ecumenical prayer service

Religious leaders from 14 different faith groups in the Valley gathered for a joint prayer service during the international Week of Christian Unity.

Feast of St. Paul Miki and Companions

Toyotomi Hideyoshi, ruling Japan in the name of the emperor, became alarmed at the growth of Christianity resulting from St. Francis Xavier’s mission, begun in 1549, fearing Christian missionaries were part of a conquest ploy by Spain and Portugal.

Old Adobe Mission added to National Register of Historic Places

“Our visitors are already up 30 percent from this time last year,” said Fr. Greg Schlarb, pastor of the current Our Lady of Perpetual Help, which oversees the mission. The national distinction should help gain even more exposure.

Catholic education affirmed at annual schools Mass, rally

If a word could sum up a week, most notably its central day, it’d be “joy.” The crowd made up of students, teachers, parents, donors and faculty from throughout the state who filled the Arizona Capitol lawn for a rally Jan. 30 was full of joy for Catholic Schools.