Pastoral reflection on the Good Samaritan

'A neighbor is not of geography but of the heart,' one of our priests writes. It's worth a read and a share.

A Day in the Life of Fr. John Muir

[vimeo 45573993 w=592 h=333] Fr. John Muir, assistant director both of the Office of Worship for the Phoenix Diocese and of the All Saints Catholic...

‘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.’”

‘Joy from Janet’: Asking others for prayers

My family has experienced the normal flow of wonderful celebrations, changes in direction, disappointments and joys, as I imagine most families do. During the times of stress, illness or death, I share more of myself with others and seek their prayers.

‘Life’ discussions in the media

The U.S. is nearing another anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Life Teen and EWTN offers reflections and discussions about the topic from a Catholic viewpoint. Plus a chance for Arizona's youth to create their own media piece that might be used by Arizona Right to Life.

What the Catechism of the Catholic Church says about ‘just war’

With news on the United States' imminent military action in Syria, some Catholics may be be asking themselves what the Church says about war.

‘Papabile’: Recycling some old speculation that’s suddenly pretty interesting

About a year and half ago, Catholic News Service ran a piece by John Thavis on "papabile" speculation — that is, speculation on who might be elected next pope. If there is one thing we know out here in Phoenix, it that we don't know anything.

Sisters of Charity mark 80 years in Arizona

Today is the feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. She founded the Sisters of Charity in the U.S. and Arizona Catholics have been served by the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill since 1933. Sr. Barbara Einloth traces the order's ministry in the Grand Canyon State.

Lenten inspiration

Need some ideas for praying or acting through Lent? Here is what has passed through our inboxes and news feeds lately.

News flash from the past

Pop quiz for all of you who have lived in the Diocese of Phoenix for some time: You'll find the following headlines and news makers in our archived January issues in what year? Hint: it was the same time local Catholics celebrated a diocesan Year of the Family.