Former Jehovah’s Witness turned deacon bids farewell to local Catholics

Deacon Jim Mickens, who touched the hearts of many Catholic singles in the Diocese of Phoenix, said farewell Jan. 27. Ongoing health problems forced him and his wife, Janice, to move closer to his wife's family in Pennsylvania.

Sainthood Now! Catholics rejoice in upcoming canonizations, recall encounters with future saints

When Pope Francis canonizes Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II this month, the eyes of the world will turn toward Rome. Some of them will fill with tears of joy.

Catholics Matter: Intrepid sister goes door-to-door inviting Catholics to Mass

That knock at the door might not be a sales person. Sr. Margery Therese Harkin, PVMI, with her soft Irish brogue and sparkling blue eyes, is out pounding the streets, looking for the lost sheep, even as the summer’s brutal heat beats down on her pale blue dress and veil.

Most Holy Trinity dedicates memorial site

The word “surprise” characterizes key parts of a new memorial site at Most Holy Trinity Parish, most especially the 4-year-old it honors. SOLT Father Brady...

Phoenix sister opens respite center for the homeless

A web of community and individual relationships have helped realize the dream of Sr. Adele O’Sullivan, MD, to open Phoenix’s first medical respite center...

Lila Rose rallies with Phoenix pro-lifers outside facility accused of infanticide

A lunchtime sidewalk rally in front of an abortion facility just north of downtown Phoenix June 6 drew people from all over the Valley. They came to voice their concern about late-term abortions, and more particularly, infanticide.

‘Radio en Familia’ offers broadcast to Spanish-speaking Catholics

Spanish-speaking Catholics in the Phoenix area now have a radio station all their own at 740 AM.

Lent calls Catholics to deeper faith, stronger love, sacrifice

The worldwide Church is about to embark on its annual 40-day retreat. The season of Lent, with its ashes, palms and purple vestments intermingled...

GENOCIDE: Christians, religious minorities flee violent persecution in Iraq

As the heartrending images of Christians and Yezidis fleeing for their lives continue to pour in from Iraq, the Vatican called on Muslim leaders to condemn the “barbarity” and “unspeakable criminal acts” of Islamic State militants in Iraq.

Friends, Facebook followers mourn death of young Catholic

Angela Faddis, a mother of two and aspiring writer, died Sept. 21 after a 15-month battle with Stage IV colon cancer. She was 32. Readers...