Deacons are called to be servants who set aside their own self-serving plans and are generous with their lives, Pope Francis said.

Phoenix deacons are among those in Rome May 27-29 for the Jubilee for Deacons during the Year of Mercy.

A Catholic publisher donated 700 copies of "Reveille for the Soul: Prayers for Military Life," a pocket-sized book, to the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA to reserve for those beginning their service.

Para cuatro hombres de la Diócesis de Phoenix, el 11 de junio marcará un día de finales y nuevos comienzos.

For four men of the Diocese of Phoenix, June 11 will mark a day of both ending and new beginnings. That’s because their years of seminary study and formation are over. They’ll enter St. Thomas Aquinas Parish that day as transitional deacons and leave as ordained priests after Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted imposes hands on them.

On May 7, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 5:45 a.m. after spending 117 days in session. In total, almost 1,400 pieces of legislation were introduced with just over 400 of them becoming law.

The state’s four private Catholic institutions of higher education Catholic Universities of Arizona formed a coalition to support each other’s mission and to help students of all faiths complete a meaningful and values-based education.

The "Project Unify" tournament in Rome, was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and Special Olympics Italia and brought teams from Italy and four other countries.

The principal at St. Matthew will be honored for her trailblazing work transforming the traditional K-8 Catholic school into a dual-language one.

Memorial Day is soon upon us. During this time of honoring those who sacrificed their lives in the service of our country, it’s natural for our thoughts to turn to those loved ones we have lost.


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