Mars moon mission ends with seventh title trophy for cathedral school

Junior high school students statewide presented their written research and scaled models of what it would take to colonize a moon orbiting Mars.

Celtic Thunder’s Emmet Cahill to perform benefit concert in Phoenix on Feb. 19

Emmet Cahill, principal vocalist for Celtic Thunder and a solo standout, is returning to Phoenix as part of his North American tour to promote his new album, ”Blessing of Music.”

Double rookie aces diocesan spelling bee

The winner of this year's Diocesan Spelling Bee blazed a trail for himself and his school while the runner up made his fourth and final appearance in the competition.

Sr. Alice Montgomery, pioneer in neonatal care in Arizona, dies at 100

Sister of Mercy Alice Montgomery died Jan. 21 at the age of 100 at Mercy Retirement and Care Center in Oakland.

Special Mass honors consecrated life, launches prayerful vocation effort

As dusk gathered, men and women religious in their distinctive habits near the towering cross in front of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral.

Charity and Development Appeal is ‘Love that Gives Hope’ to thousands of Arizona’s struggling,...

Love for your diocesan family through stewardship gives hope to its people and ministries in need. One family uses the mnemonic “GPS” — give, pray, and serve — to guide them.

Justice leads to unity, says United Church of Christ leader at ecumenical prayer service

Religious leaders from 14 different faith groups in the Valley gathered for a joint prayer service during the international Week of Christian Unity.

Old Adobe Mission added to National Register of Historic Places

“Our visitors are already up 30 percent from this time last year,” said Fr. Greg Schlarb, pastor of the current Our Lady of Perpetual Help, which oversees the mission. The national distinction should help gain even more exposure.

Catholic education affirmed at annual schools Mass, rally

If a word could sum up a week, most notably its central day, it’d be “joy.” The crowd made up of students, teachers, parents, donors and faculty from throughout the state who filled the Arizona Capitol lawn for a rally Jan. 30 was full of joy for Catholic Schools.

Pope to politicians: Defend the unborn as cornerstones of common good

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Appealing to the world’s leaders and policymakers, Pope Francis called for protecting the unborn and seeing these new lives as people who will bring new beginnings and hope for the future.