Holy Week, Easter provide new beginnings

When you get right down to it, the message of Easter is one of hope. Jesus is victorious over sin and death and offers each of us the gift of new life.

Progress Made in Priestly Formation

In this series, I have been addressing certain aspects of the scandals that the Church has suffered over the past 70 years.

State of the Campaign: Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities Community Services has always been committed to serving the poor and vulnerable.

This Lent, go without

I used to think that fasting was worthless. I would find reasons to excuse myself from the obligatory Lenten practice: low blood sugar, anemia, etc.

Following Jesus requires sacrifice, suffering

If you’ve ever watched a football game on television, you’ve no doubt seen a banner in the stands proclaiming the message “John 3:16.”

Questions about the Priesthood

In my previous articles, I began to look at the current crisis in the Church resulting from the sins of priests and bishops.

Why defending Cardinal Pell is a problem

(CNS) — In late February, the Church pledged to put the victims of abuse first, to listen to them with an open heart, to root out the culture of protecting priests accused of abuse.

Ash Wednesday — a kick-start to holiness

When I was in college there was a group of students who didn’t always practice their faith, but when Ash Wednesday rolled around all decided to band together in giving up a few particular sins common among college students.

Especially for Americans with free access, Bible should remain atop reading list

A 40-foot balloon floats high over a rural area in Communist North Korea. When it lands, the precious cargo is discreetly received and distributed by those willing to risk imprisonment or death in defiance of the regime.

State of the Campaign for February 2019

As the Diocese of Phoenix kicks off this year’s Charity and Development Appeal (CDA), I am once again amazed by our community.