The eighth annual Friends of the Poor Walk brings together Catholics who support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and benefits the work its nearly 7,000 volunteers at 85 parish-based Vincentian conferences of charity carry out daily to support those in need.

Crosier Father Richard McGuire, who served at St. Andrew the Apostle parish in Chandler since 2005, died Sept. 30.

Fr. Kenneth Kleiber, who was known for his cowboy boots, his dedication to early weekday Masses in Glendale and his service to veterans living in Arizona, has died.

A man, who gave more than 40 years of his life to the Church via the diaconate, was called home to heaven. Dcn. Larry Whelan, from San Francisco de Asís Parish in Flagstaff, passed away Sept. 20 following complications from a surgery. He was 81.

Pope Francis was thousands of miles away during his inaugural visit to the U.S., but he stayed close to the hearts of area Catholics.

The Catholic community is mourning the loss of a diocesan student turned Sister of Mercy who dedicated her life to nursing and social work.

Catholic men must reclaim and life the virtue of Christian of masculinity, says Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted in his apostolic exhortation, “Into the Breach.”

Working with grieving families is dear to my heart, and I consider it a privilege to be able to help them through this journey, with God and their faith at the forefront.

PHILADELPHIA — As pilgrims from the Diocese of Phoenix stood outside the historic church of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Phoenix, there was an unmistakable sense of excitement in the air.

Fr. C. Kevin Gillespie, SJ, held his audience spellbound. The more than 200 people who crowded in to hear him were there to learn about addiction.


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