Three days a week, a driver from the Monsignor Edward J. Ryle Life Center in Phoenix comes to pick up Charles “Chuck” Hanford for a day of activities.
The 2014 Charity and Development Appeal begins Feb. 8-9 in parishes throughout the Diocese of Phoenix.
John Burgess left his home in Wisconsin where he and his wife lived for 34 years to take a job in Arizona, a state he felt would surely run out of water.
Local Catholics gave more than $7.8 million this year to fight poverty, educate students and bolster pro-life efforts through the Charity and Development Appeal.
As the fiscal year comes to an end, the 2013 Charity and Development Appeal is working hard to hit its $8.1 million goal by June 30.
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.
The Profession of Faith is a central component of the Christian faith. It is both a communal and personal expression of Catholic core beliefs.
Lightening struck twice for the Charity and Development Appeal co-chairs, Matthew and Cynthia Scheller, who not only welcome a second term, but count it as a blessing.
Deacon Peter Murphy has prayed, counseled, consoled and rejoiced with the men and women he has encountered in his parish of prison fences. As the director of Catholic ministries to prisons and jails, the work of the Church is ever present in the lives of the faithful, especially those living on the margins of life.
Missie D’Aunoy, who captured the hearts of all she met with her warm, Southern spirit and compassionate heart, died March 3. She was 56.