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“The Virgin Mary struck her claim to our nation from the beginning,” Manny Yrique said July 4 during Phoenix’s Mass and Rosary closing out the local observation of the fourth annual nationwide Fortnight for Freedom.

It's a good day for coffee lovers. A new specialty ground coffee is available with proceeds benefiting Catholic Charities.

Debbie Georgianni, is finishing her third week of co-hosting “Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie,” a live call-in show that takes a fresh look at personal, spiritual and cultural issues all through a Catholic lens that draws on life experiences, solid theology and a lively conversation.

A longtime elementary school principal credits a late Jesuit priest he once served with for teaching him some valuable lessons about leading a school by being an active, visible presence.

After 45 years in education, including 15 of the last 25 as principal in the Diocese of Phoenix, Mary Frances Malinoski retired June 3.

It was standing room only for families, friends and supporters who packed Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral June 27, 2015, to witness Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted ordain Fernando Camou to the priesthood.

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.

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.

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