As he lay prostrate on the floor of the packed cathedral waiting to be ordained to the priesthood, Fr. Fernando Camou drank in the...

The ideas of forgiveness, freedom and fatherhood surfaced during the June 21 kickoff Mass for the Fortnight for Freedom in the Diocese of Phoenix.

They came from all over the diocese, some 1,500 Catholic teenagers and young adults ready for a weekend of prayer, praise and talks geared toward evangelization.

The Catholic Leadership Circle through the Catholic Community Foundation awarded its first round of grants from an emerging group of younger diocesan philanthropists.

In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide.

From Friday afternoon through Monday morning, eighth-graders have the chance to experience parenthood this summer by caring for "babies" that replicate the 24/7 activities of a real infant.

The Church is mourning the loss of Fr. Charles Casale who served various parishes in the Diocese of Phoenix, especially St. Anne in Gilbert during his retirement. He entered eternal rest June 17 at the age of 75.

Behind the grate to the left of the sanctuary, Jennifer Meissonnier knelt as her hair was cut, and she was given the veil and habit she would wear during her two-year Novitiate.

Holy Cross Father Neil Wack is among three Holy Cross priests in his family. Effective July 1, he will serve as vocations director for the order.

Pope Francis isn't going to be visiting the United States until September, but that hasn't kept the pope from going all around the nation, if only as a simple piece of paper for the time being.


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