Venerable church a natural place to view heavens during solar eclipse

"God puts on the best shows!" one woman called out during the latest solar eclipse. The last time the Oregon church was in an eclipse path of totality was in 1918.
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USA West Jesuits gather in Phoenix [VIDEO]

Phoenix served as host site for the first USA West Jesuit Gathering at St. Francis Xavier Aug. 18. It celebrated reuniting two former provinces as one.

Catholic Sun guide to #SolarEclipse

It's looking like most of the Phoenix Diocese will experience a 60-something percent viewing of Monday's solar eclipse. The Church nationwide is awaiting it with more joyful hope.
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Conversations with Bishop-elect Bill Wack [VIDEO]

Bishop-elect Bill Wack, a one-time director of André House serving Maricopa County's Human Services Campus, will be ordained and installed a bishop for Pensacola-Tallahassee Aug. 22.

St. John Paul II High School moves toward August 2018 opening

The school office — a temporary trailer — is now open as brick by brick, the permanent St. John Paul II Catholic High School campus begins to take shape.

Newman Centers keep kids Catholic on campus

There are more than 2,000 Newman Centers serving on university campuses across the country. See the impact they're having on three campuses across Arizona.
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Pope entrusts to Mary victims of disasters, conflict, social tension

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a week in which natural disasters, war and racial conflicts dominated the headlines, Pope Francis prayed that Mary would bring peace to a divided world.

Novena urged to heal families: Bishop calls faithful to participate in 54-day devotion

At a time when families are suffering because of the sins of abortion, divorce, abuse, pornography and other attacks on the family, Our Lady of Fatima offers a ray of hope through her Son. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted is calling everyone in the Phoenix Diocese to join him in praying a 54-day Novena to Our Lady of Fatima.

Catholics on Guam pray for peace amid threats by North Korea

HAGATNA, Guam (CNS) — The Catholic Church on Guam is urging its members and all people on the island to be prayerful and stay centered in Christ amid threats of missile attacks by North Korea.

Signs of new school year signal spiritual growth too

“It’s not education only. It’s formation,” explained one teacher-turned-principal.