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El reverendísimo Thomas J. Olmsted, Obispo de la Diócesis Católica Romana de Phoenix se enorgullece en anunciar su decisión de establecer una nueva escuela secundaria católica, se llamara San Juan Pablo II, en Avondale.

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix announced the decision to establish a new Catholic high school in Avondale with a target startup date of fall 2018.

As the number of babies born with Down syndrome continues to plummet, local author Sherry Boas hopes people will ponder the unintended consequences.

Herman Ray, a member of the Salt River-Pima Tribe, believes God sent St. Kateri Tekakwitha into his life at a time when he struggled with addiction. The first Native North American saint, he said, showed him he could be 100 percent Native and 100 percent Catholic.

Sr. Mary Fidelis discovered a vocation to the religious life when she began to understand the True Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. She joined the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, the order affiliated with EWTN’s Mother Angelica, 20 years ago and resides with four other sisters at Our Lady of Solitude Monastery west of Phoenix in Tonopah.

Nora Hinkle recalled the look of amazement on the faces of her new friends with Down syndrome when her class hosted a group from the Down Syndrome Network of Arizona at the school’s Feb. 28 carnival.

The weekend before Arizona Bike Week, the Catholics in this biker community participated in their own way by having their motorcycles blessed before riding in the second annual St. Gabriel’s Saints and Sinners Poker Run.

Couples struggling with infertility may find comfort in knowing they’re not alone when they attend the St. Gerard’s Mass of Comfort and Hope set for 6 p.m. April 24 inside the chapel of the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 400 E. Monroe St. in Phoenix.

¿Quién no disfruta de una buena película? Cristofer Pereyra, director de la Oficina de misiones hispanas de la Diócesis de Phoenix, ha inventado una manera creativa de llegar a la comunidad latina a través de las películas.

Catholics have been preparing for Easter through 40 days of Lent, culminating in the Easter Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Vigil of Easter on Saturday night.

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