Phoenix musicians bring gift of song to the masses for 50 years and beyond

The birth of the Diocese of Phoenix in 1969 took place a scant four years after the Second Vatican Council called for “A Brand New Day,” so to speak.

Diocese of Phoenix 50-year history reveals a growing Catholic community on fire for its...

The changes wrought by Vatican II were underway, Lyndon B. Johnson was in the White House, the Phoenix Suns were in the midst of their first season and the population of Phoenix stood at a mere 580,000.

From the beginning, diocese has carried out works of mercy

Incredibly, only 41 days after the Diocese of Phoenix was founded in 1969, the first Charity & Development Appeal campaign launched.

Powerful nations protect all life, pope says in Japan

TOKYO (CNS) — Beauty, creation and each human life are gifts of God to be treasured and shared, not enslaved to current societal ideas of what is valuable, perfect or productive, Pope Francis said at a Mass in the famous Tokyo Dome.

It smells like Thanksgiving [VIDEO]

Thanksgiving stuffing with a local flare, courtesy of an Arizona Catholic.

Want to add to hope, joy, reflection, healing? Then you can do Advent

Patience, solidarity with the poor and hope are among the goals of Advent.

Papal honors extend to Arizona laity across decades

Six people across diocesan history have been recognized by the Vatican for their contributions to the Church.

Q&A with Bishop Olmsted: A look at the past, present and future of the...

"It was one of the very few dioceses where I didn’t know any priests, deacons, religious or lay leaders before I arrived..." the bishop said, "Now I feel very much like the spiritual father, and I feel so close to this family."

Forever in bluejeans: Icon painter brings Minnesota martyr to life

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Nick Markell had never heard of Christian Brother James Miller when Cretin-Derham Hall High School first commissioned the acclaimed artist to paint an icon of the martyr.

Advent matters

The secular world makes it so easy to forget a vital part of the Christian calendar: Advent.