Raúl Castro, Arizona’s first Hispanic governor, remembered by family, dignitaries at Mass of Christian...

Friends and family of the first Hispanic governor of Arizona gathered at St. Mary’s Basilica May 16 to bid farewell to Raúl Héctor Castro.

Mesa Catholic coordinates papal encounter with Harlem Globetrotters

Some 50,000 people witnessed Pope Francis being named an honorary member of the Harlem Globetrotters May 6. One of them was a Mesa Catholic who shook his hand.

Diversity Mass displays cultural depth of faith

Proof of a universal Catholic Church could be heard in the 16 languages that shared prayers, readings and songs during the diocesan Cultural Diversity Mass.

Real or phony? Replica of Shroud of Turin on display at two parishes

For centuries, the Shroud of Turin has intrigued Christians who believe it to be the burial shroud of Jesus Christ.

St. Mary’s High School hopes to fill large rice bowl for CRS this Lent

The first time St. Mary’s High School hosted its own Lenten Rice Bowl collection might feature one of the biggest “bowls” Catholic Relief Services has seen in its 40-year history.

Hundreds express desire to become Catholic at Rite of Election

Becoming Catholic doesn’t mean that life’s battles will cease. The newly baptized and confirmed will have some strong partners on their side though.

Fifth annual Phoenix Catholic Women’s Conference draws hundreds

Dynamic speakers, an array of vendors’ booths and the opportunity to meet other Catholic women attracted hundreds to Xavier College Preparatory Feb. 21.

St. Mary’s Basilica marks 100th anniversary of dedication

Marking the 100-year anniversary of the dedication of St. Mary’s Basilica, the faithful gathered for a colorful celebration Feb. 11.

New mural depicts ‘safe place’ for young refugees in Arizona

Every child deserves a safe place, whether it's in a parent's arms or a home. Children and young adults who are refugees don't readily have such luxuries.

‘Consolers’ walk through valley of grief with those who mourn

Joe Manfreda was in his mid-20s when his father died suddenly from a heart attack. For 30 years, Manfreda buried the grief deep inside himself, unable to even read his father’s death notice.