Saints in our midst: St. Francis of Assisi

Happy feast day to many of our local Catholics. Within the Phoenix Diocese you'll find the Franciscan Renewal Center plus a mission, parish and...

Our Lady of Fatima for our time

It is significant, perhaps even providential that the committee of the Arizona Rosary Celebration chose months ago to honor Our Lady of Fatima at this yearly event.

Happening now: Oct. 18-20

Need something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas for spiritual enrichment, family fun and food all supporting Catholic causes. Don't forget the documentary on Pope Francis airs Sunday.

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, San Diego, and the Channel Islands

There are lots of interesting stories about the early years of discovery in Southern California. Many are not true, but that doesn’t mean the actual truth is completely known.

Notre Dame show choir passes auditions for Phoenix Suns

Vocal Impact, the advanced mixed show choir at Notre Dame Preparatory in Scottsdale, made quite an impression on judges during last week's National Anthem...

Not going to #WYD? Track #Rio2013 here

Ideas of blogs to follow written by U.S. pilgrims and those headed to Rio de Janeiro from other countries. Hopefully it will help create the global perspective of the Catholic Church that Blessed Pope John Paul II intended when he initiated the gathering of Catholic teenagers and young adults in 1984. The first official #WYD was held in 1986.

Other views

If we are your only/main source for Catholic news, you're missing some other worthwhile reads. Here are some headlines of interest from other diocesan papers

Weekend calendar: June 22-24

Fortnight for Freedom — A two-week, nationwide period of prayer, education and action in support of religious freedom. Details. 8:30 a.m. June 22 at St....

San Felipe de Jesus: The first Mexican saint and the first Japanese martyr

In the more than 50 years he had been here, had he seen Catholicism grow in Japan? I was talking with Jesuit Father Jose Aguilar, who lived at the Jesuit Residence by the 26 Martyrs Museum in Nagasaki. He was from Guadalajara.

Mesa pastor writes about Kermit Gosnell’s ‘house of horrors’ in Sunday bulletin

In his weekly bulletin letter, Fr. Charlie Goraieb, pastor of St. Timothy Parish in Mesa, addressed the ongoing criminal trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who is on charged with murdering seven babies and one mother.