Phoenix girl gets pulled into papal ride

What makes it even more special is the connection they found between their belated pastor who helped coordinate the encounter and the pontiff himself.

Blind faith, literally, puts Catholic schools and disabilities in national spotlight

Behind the scenes, groups like the Exceptional Learners Advisory Board are helping ensure students with one or more learning or physical disabilities can thrive at a Catholic school in the Diocese of Phoenix.

Freshmen — They’re everywhere!

More than 100 teachers are new to the Diocese of Phoenix this school year. So are some coaches and other support staff. We compiled some tidbits and brief bios about some of them.

Totus Tuus missionaries [VIDEO]

Meet this year's Totus Tuus missionaries. They're a mix of young adults — fresh out of high school, amid college and in seminary — who have totally dedicated their summer to serving elementary and high school-aged Catholics in the Diocese of Phoenix.

How to send your pastor off in style [VIDEO]

See any ideas you want to borrow?

Feast of Corpus Christi — A Walk with Christ

Corpus Christi processions are solemn walks through the surrounding church campus or neighborhood.

Birthday blessings to Bertha!

At 100 years old, Bertha Bower's descendants don't quite equal her age, but it's getting up there: 82 descendants across four generations.

A dog’s perspective on Holy Week

Being the good pastor's pup that I am, I figured I would take a little pressure off my dad and write this week's column.

Faith and fashion

We couldn't help but notice a few headlines crossing our way lately about the two — including fashion at the Vatican.

Lenten grocery guide

The time to shop for the remaining Fridays in Lent is now.