Community mourns beloved sister

Pint-size liturgy expert Sr. Anthony Poerio, IBVM, whose leadership in the diocesan Office of Worship spanned nearly three decades, died May 19. She was...

Couple shares hope despite cancer diagnosis

Chris and Angela Faddis want to be your friend — on Facebook. If enough people visit their social network page, they will see the...

Glendale’s second-oldest parish celebrates golden jubilee

GLENDALE — Faithfulness can be tough in the midst of trial, yet one parish stands as witness in both name and spirit that only...

St. Jerome celebrates 50 years parish ministry

Some celebrations simply can’t effectively be confined to one day. Like when a diverse parish with nearly 2,000 families, six well-known music directors in its...

Local Church celebrates multicultural unity in Phoenix Diocese

SCOTTSDALE — Voices, cultures and languages united to celebrate the many cultures of the universal Church June 9. Roughly 1,000 people from throughout the Phoenix Diocese...

Arizonans ‘Stand Up for Religious Freedom’ at rally

In spite of the sweltering mid-day heat, more than 1,000 Arizonans gathered in front of the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Building in downtown Phoenix...

Bishop remarks from Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally in Phoenix

Following is the text of the remarks made by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted at the June 8, 2012, Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally...

‘Fortnight for Freedom’ begins June 21

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has called for a two-week period of prayer, education and action in support of religious freedom. The 14-day...

‘Food is love’: Priest preaches sharing at meals

Fr. Leo Patalinghug sees nothing unusual with his dabblings in the culinary world. After all, the Catholic Church has known about the importance of...

Bishop ordains diocese’s newest priest

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted ordained Dan Vanyo to the priesthood June 2 at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral. He joins 254 diocesan and religious priests...