‘Moved by Saints’: Victories across the board as Saints’ chess team doubles in size

If you step on Notre Dame Preparatory’s campus every Tuesday and Thursday, you might see a few bishops roaming about. Kings and queens too.

Catholics coming home: Major media campaign yields success

Television is often seen as having a negative influence on viewers, but it recently had a positive impact on the lives of local Catholics.

Diocese mourns loss of active deacon

Funeral services were held Feb. 6 for Deacon Gregory Edward Galloway who passed away peacefully Jan. 28. He was 59.

Fr. Patrick Geary (1929-2015) faithfully served fellow winter visitors

Fr. Patrick Geary, a priest from the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa, who in later years supported a Mesa parish’s ballooning winter population, died May...

Young women religious reflect on their transformation

Younger women in religious life make up a mere sliver of the women in the religious-vocations picture. Being spread out among a host of different communities makes peer support even more difficult. Giving Voice, a peer-led organization of women religious, is using regular retreats and networking to change that. The latest retreat, held Jan. 17-19 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in west Phoenix, was aimed at women in their 20s and 30s.

Community-backed formation leads to priestly ordination

The sacrament of Holy Orders is the culmination of years of study, prayer, sacrifice and dedication. Prior to entering seminary, the men go through a rigorous course of evaluations through the Vocations Office of the diocese.

St. Mary’s students serve in alumni priest’s footsteps

Besides serving the community, they also visited the home of Fr. William Wasson, a 1947 SMHS alum, to honor and celebrate his life as a Knight.

Carmelite Missionary Sisters establish novitiate at Scottsdale parish

A mini vocation boom of sorts at St. Daniel Parish saw the Carmelite Missionary Sisters of the Child of Jesus convent welcome a novice, a formator and temporarily, a woman in the early stages of discernment.

Knights’ Silver Rose promotes Our Lady of Guadalupe, respect for human life as it...

ANTHEM — As a way to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe and promote the pro-life cause, the Knights of Columbus Silver Rose, which passes from Canada through the U.S. and into Mexico, came through the Diocese of Phoenix Oct. 5-9.

Year of Consecrated Life met with renewed joy

The Year of Consecrated Life proclaimed by Pope Francis in November has reached its halfway, igniting a ground-swell of interest and support along the way.