Community mourns loss of Sister of Notre Dame de Namur

Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, Janice Bohn, who followed her heart and calling to Arizona where she served in ministry for nearly 40...

Vera Bella program offers Biblical-based virtue formation for Catholic girls

Though still in its infancy, a Catholic formation and fellowship program for girls is already bearing virtuous fruit.

Conference-Goers Encouraged to ‘Do What Love Requires’

SCOTTSDALE — Fr. Don Calloway, MIC had a message for the more than 1,100 people who packed into the DoubleTree Resort Aug. 21-23 for a three-day Marian Conference. “We need Our Lady in a big way, probably more than we’ve ever needed her before.” He referred to “so-called gay marriage” and the series of recent videos casting light on the trafficking of unborn body parts by employees of Planned Parenthood, calling the organization “a bastion of evil, it is a place of darkness and death.” He also praised the effort that saw over 300 protests earlier that morning against Planned Parenthood.

‘John 17’ unites Catholics and Protestants for day of prayer

Not so long ago, the idea of bringing together hundreds of Catholic and Protestant followers of Christ for a day of prayer was unthinkable.

Women’s Conference speakers show importance of walking in faith

More than 600 Catholic women from across the diocese drove, carpooled or chartered a bus to get to the daylong diocesan Women's Conference March 16 at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish.

Planned Parenthood protests draw 4,700 throughout state

Thousands attended rallies throughout the country in response to a series of undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress that showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of organs from aborted children.

‘American Papist’ calls young Catholics to greater pro-life commitment

Don’t hide that your pro-life, Catholic blogger Thomas Peters challenged a crowd of 300 young Catholics gathered Jan. 19.

Replica of Michelangelo’s ‘Pieta’ dedicated for St. Vincent de Paul clients

The dining hall at St. Vincent de Paul on at 1075 W. Jackson St. serves 1,500 meals a day to those in need. This setting may be an unlikely place to experience the beauty of a great work of art, but collaboration between the Vatican Observatory, the Catholic Community Foundation and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has brought a replica of Michelangelo’s “Pieta” to the facility.

Bishops welcome new religious to the Diocese of Phoenix

Both Phoenix bishops formally welcomed priests and religious arriving from other dioceses during a special Mass and reception Sept. 11 at the Diocesan Pastoral...

National level of Catholic Charismatic Renewal gains support from local leader

A local name known especially among East Valley Catholics now has an additional national title.