Getting your pet blessed

Oct. 5, the day after the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, is your main option, though not the only one.

Back to school 2019

A quick look at some first day photos and videos across social media plus where St. John Bosco is spreading the word about Catholic education.

Gone, but not forgotten

Photos have a way of pulling at your heartstrings. For many, it was that of a Salvadoran father and child. Both were...

Blood drives abound at 14 parishes in July

Beginning this weekend, at least four parishes are hosting blood drives surrounding morning Mass times each Sunday throughout July.

Final stop leaves lasting impression in trip filled with opportunities to stir one’s faith

TONOPAH — Our final day was centered on the trip home. After a robust three days of visiting cathedrals, historic missions, churches and monasteries, it was time to focus on the drive back from the Southern California coast to Phoenix.

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.