New superintendent’s transcript shows long-time passion for Catholic education

There haven’t been many years of Harry A. Plummer’s adult life that didn’t circle around a Catholic school. None of it has been outside the Church.

Local Catholic tapped to become CEO of United Cerebral Palsy National

Growing up in East Los Angeles, Armando Contreras never dreamed he’d one day stand at the helm of a national non-profit serving those with disabilities.

Scottsdale couple receive Church’s highest honor for laity

SCOTTSDALE — Friends, family and dignitaries from around the diocese packed into St. Bernadette Church June 29 to witness Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted bestow the universal Church’s highest honor for the laity on one of the parish’s founding couples.

Meet Fr. Timothy Seavey: Healthy home, parish life nurtured his faith

For the newly ordained Fr. Timothy Seavey, the journey to priesthood was a solid, natural progression that steadily grew from an active prayer life influenced by both his family and his parish.

Meet Fr. Athanasius Fornwalt, FHS: First to be ordained for religious community

With his ordination to the priesthood June 3, Fr. Athanasius Fornwalt, FHS, marked a major milestone for himself and his community: he was the first of the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit to be ordained a priest.

Meet Fr. Daniel Cruz: Path to priesthood takes root during family illness

The setting for the launch of Fr. Daniel Cruz’s public ministry was providentially the same as that of Jesus himself: a wedding.

Young adult missionary devotes summer to running parish-based camps

“At first I didn’t know why God was calling me to quit soccer,” Morano said.

Scottsdale couple shepherds flock in foster care

“I’ve met so many kids who have no idea what a true family or a true parent is. It’s so sad they don’t understand that,” Mark said.

Priest’s dance moves support local causes

PRESCOTT — Priests have many hidden talents you may not encounter in their everyday lives — like dancing.

College freshman reflects on lifetime of service including first venture abroad

Barely into her second semester of college, one ASU freshman took a bit of a leap of faith. It was one that transplanted the Valley native to East Africa.