Mass to pray for migrants who died in Arizona’s desert

A Jan. 11 Mass at St. Timothy Parish in Mesa is being held to pray for the repose of the souls of 750 unidentified migrants who died in Arizona’s Sonora Desert between 2001 and 2013.

Photographer captures final stages of abandoned churches, factories

Philadelphia photographer Matthew Christopher strongly believes in restoring abandoned buildings, but says if a structure is going to be demolished, it should at least be documented.

Pope, on feast of first martyr, prays for persecuted Christians

Observing the feast of the church's first martyr, Pope Francis prayed for Christians suffering persecution and discrimination around the world, even in countries that nominally honor religious liberty.

Christmas is time to feel God’s closeness, experience peace, pope says

Celebrating the first Christmas since his election, Pope Francis preached the goodness and tenderness of God, and prayed that men and women around the world would allow God's grace to transform them into peacemakers.

Our gentle shepherd: Bishop marks decade of serving the Church of Phoenix

On a typical evening, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted will make his way to the rectory chapel and pray vespers by himself, silently before the Lord. The bishop kneels using a meditation bench and, since he’s praying shortly before supper, his tummy rumbles.

Prescott, Scottsdale seize solar energy to power parishes

Two parishes in the Diocese of Phoenix are leading the way in stewardship efforts when it comes to harnessing Arizona’s abundant natural resource: the sunshine.

Christmas season calls families to holiness

Novenas, posadas, pageants and Nativities are just some of the ways Catholics around the Diocese of Phoenix are preparing for the Christmas season.

‘The Catholic Conversation’: New radio program hosted by local couple debuts

He’s a cradle Catholic and she’s a former atheist. Together, Steve and Becky Greene hope to reach local Catholics, fallen-away Catholics, those of other denominations and non-believers alike with the message of the New Evangelization.

Pope Francis’ Game Plan; Part One: The Gospel of Joy

Since his election on March 13 of this year, he has caught the attention of the world. Even non-believers and non-practicing Catholics are paying attention. Pope Francis surprises and inspires, even as he challenges us to love the poor and in them to meet Jesus anew.

Honor Your Mother: Thousands celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe

The streets of Phoenix were alive with dance and drums, brightly feathered masks and costumes and loud shouts of “¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!”