Presence of Hispanics ‘a blessing’ for church, says professor

Approximately 60 percent of the nation's U.S. Catholics under the age of 18 are Hispanic, meaning the future of Catholicism in the United States is linked to the Hispanic experience.

Bishop Olmsted’s Christmas message highlights peace by giving God glory

Drawing on lessons from the angels, the little town of Bethlehem, Caesar Augustus, shepherds and the Magi, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, highlighted true peace and the key to finding it in his Christmas message during Midnight Mass at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral.

Christ’s birth brings hope to a broken world

No one can offer you more hope than Jesus Christ. In a world broken by sin, this season of hope we call Advent calls each one of us to turn our eyes to the stable in Bethlehem where our Savior took on flesh and became one of us, to show us the way of forgiveness and love.

Diocese to hold bilingual ‘Congreso’ for youth and young adults

The first Youth Catholic Congreso will welcome teenagers and young adults from throughout the area for a series of talks, panels, Masses plus a concert and rally.

Local Catholics rejoice as Pope Francis lifts up Teresa of Calcutta, model of charity

A trio of events paid homage to the canonization of the diminutive nun who once visited Arizona and captured the world’s heart with her humble service to the poor.

Fatherly stuff

In honor of Father's Day, here are some fatherly things/links to keep at your fingertips.

Mother’s Day around the diocese

Looking for a way to honor your mother or motherhood this Mother's Day? You have options starting this weekend.

Five men to be ordained permanent deacons Nov. 5

Following in the footsteps of St. Stephen, the Church’s first deacon and martyr, five men will be ordained to the permanent diaconate for the Diocese of Phoenix.

Mother Marie André installed as first abbess of newly autonomous Our Lady of Solitude...

TONOPAH — After 10 years in Arizona of living out their charism of praying in Adoration, the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, affectionately known as the “Desert Nuns,” now have an autonomous monastery within the Diocese of Phoenix.

Crozier Gala poised to formally mark diocese’s 50th, create new legacy

Keeping with the Diocese of Phoenix’s theme for its 50th anniversary, guests attending this year’s Crozier Gala April 27 will find a “Remembrance” theme guiding the night.