God’s graces reflected in modern splendor, simple centuries-old chapel

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. — As we bed down for the night, we look back on a day filled with contrasting images that spoke to our sense of worship.

Modern cathedrals, historic missions and a painting with a remarkable story

The extra half hour to prepare belied the busy schedule we would have on the second day of our California pilgrimage.

‘Not just tourists’: Pilgrims look to encounter Christ in Cali Holy sites

“If we go as pilgrims,” said Bishop Olmsted, “we shall discover the truth of the Chinese proverb: ‘He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.’”

On board with the bishop — California pilgrimage

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted embarked on a four-day pilgrimage with 40 others from throughout the Diocese of Phoenix today. Learn more about the journey and his thoughts on pilgrimages.

Ordination moments

This year, I also took great joy in discovering who else the Diocese of Phoenix was spiritually united with nationwide because their (arch)diocese had an ordination scheduled for June 1 too.

Rejoice with these new, fully-initiated Catholics

A glimpse of some of the faces joining the Catholic church, both here in the Diocese of Phoenix and beyond.

Golfers master vocation support

You don't have to be a golf pro to hit the green, especially if it's in the name of vocations.

A lunchtime treat

Two school concerts in one morning wasn't enough for these choristers who normally are about triple this size.

Planning to see ‘Unplanned’ [VIDEO]

You have options in the Diocese of Phoenix, including several sneak peeks the night before its March 29 nationwide release.

Meet EWTN Vatican’s intern

If you've been following news from the Vatican more closely lately, this Phoenix Catholic could be behind some of those posts.