Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday for Catholics

Scouring the Internet looking for deals on gifts? Here are some places to save plus ways to embrace #GivingTuesday.

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.

‘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.

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...

From swinging ‘fore’ vocations to outright pitching it

Catholics around the Phoenix Diocese may be somewhat used to taking a swing for vocations. The East Valley SERRA Club hosted its seventh annual...

When temperatures rise

It looks like we're entering a long stretch of high triple-digit temperatures. Area agencies that serve the homeless and working poor could always use a boost from donors who grab an extra case of bottled water on their next shopping trip and donors who organize a water drive.

‘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.

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.

‘Interregnum’: Factoids about the time between the pope’s stepping down and the papal election

Catholic News Service provided this resource for Catholic journalists. It's a series of short items intended to be used as needed to explain different aspects of the papal transition. I share it with our online readers here in case you're interested and would like the terminology all together.

Seminarian orientation in Rome

Vinhson Nguyen, a seminarian for the Diocese of Phoenix, recently moved to Rome to finish preparing for the priesthood. Take a look at some orientation photos. Plus, connect to bios of all of our seminarians including many of the 12 new ones.