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ATLANTA (CNS) — One of Mary Anne Castranio’s biggest joys came only after facing her fears.
The time has come to return a gift on loan from Ireland and the Diocese of Tucson nearly 50 years ago.
TUCSON (CNS) — Retired Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson praised Arizona Sen. John S. McCain, who died at age 81 of brain cancer Aug. 25, for his service to the nation.
He was such a family man, that this commercial structural engineer never took a job out of town or discerned the diaconate until his kids were grown.
Bishop Thomas J. O’Brien, retired bishop of Phoenix, died at 6:11 a.m. on Aug. 26. He served as the third bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix from 1982-2003. He was 82.
His call to priesthood began in the Middle Eastern desert. His final ministerial years culminated in a southwestern one.
U.S. Senator John McCain from Arizona passed away earlier today, Aug. 25. The former 2008 Republican presidential nominee represented Arizona in the U.S. Senate since 1987.
His priesthood began in Uganda, twice took him to Rome — including meeting Pope Francis — and finished strong in the Diocese of Phoenix.
The Ss. Simon and Jude School community lost a wee bit of its authentic Irish heritage this summer.
Sr. Mary Ruth Dittman, SDS, spent her retirement years in the Diocese of Phoenix, but couldn’t resist the call to continue sharing her NCIU nursing skills.