Rediscovering Catholicism: Former atheist returns to Church after watching YouTube debate

By Joyce Coronel, Together Let Us Go Forth ~ Juntos Sigamos Adelante Magazine When Chris Vitale settles in to tell his story, it’s hard to...

Bishop’s 12-day trip, special collection to benefit growing Church in Africa

PHOENIX -- Bishop John P. Dolan will go on a 12-day trip to Africa this month to view projects and programs supported by American Catholics to strengthen their brethren on the continent, the fastest-growing area of the worldwide Catholic Church, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Arizona Knights to honor founder Blessed Michael McGivney at feast day Mass

Shortly after being elected state deputy for the Knights of Columbus Arizona State Council, Tom Kato went to New Haven, Conn., where he prayed at the tomb of Knights founder Blessed Michael J. McGivney, a young parish priest who saw a need to strengthen the faith of lay Catholic men and, by extension, their families. 

St. Josephine Bakhita parishioners ‘rejoice’ at first Founders Day celebration

Just as the Jewish people wandered in the desert for 40 years, so had the Black Catholic community of the Diocese of Phoenix before then Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted formally erected St. Josephine Mission Parish in June of last year. One year later, the community celebrated its Founders Day — the Solemnity of the Founding of a Parish.

Catholic values helped form three Seton alumni drafted into MLB

From Babe Ruth’s support of Catholic orphanages to Roberto Clemente’s tragic death during a Catholic relief mission to Nicaragua, Major League Baseball’s Catholic roots run deep. Continuing that tradition, three recent alumni from Seton Catholic Preparatory High School in Chandler, credit their Catholic faith in helping them get drafted in Major League Baseball’s annual amateur draft, held this year July 9-11.

Arizona Diamondbacks host first-ever Catholic Night at Chase Field

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix partner for the first-ever Catholic Night at Chase Field. The event will be on Friday, Sept. 29th at 6:40 p.m., as the D-Backs take on the Houston Astros.


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix received a high honor on Sunday, being named one of the “2023 Top Workplaces,” according to a special report in The Arizona Republic newspaper.  The special recognition is the result of an employee survey given to nearly 5,000 organizations across Arizona, with the Diocese of Phoenix ranked 20th in the “Large Companies” category.

NEWS BRIEF: Bishop Dolan celebrates Mass with Legion of Mary

Bishop John Dolan celebrated a special Mass on Saturday morning for the Legion of Mary at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Phoenix.  The Mass kicked-off a day of reflection for the lay Catholic group who serve the Church and their neighbors in nearly 170 countries.

Bishop Dolan joins volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul to make pizza

Bishop John Dolan rolled up his sleeves and volunteered at The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in downtown Phoenix recently, taking part in...

Seton Catholic breaks ground on air conditioning project as part of Event Center Master...

Seton Catholic Prep has begun construction on a new air conditioning project for McMahon Gymnasium as part of their larger efforts to build a brand-new Event Center on campus. “Part of the vision for Seton Catholic includes what our facilities and grounds will look like in 2027 when we celebrate 70 years. The community response has been great with over $5 million in grants and donations over the past three years to modernize our campus through various improvement projects. Adding air conditioning to McMahon Gym supports this vision and we are all excited to start the next school year with this becoming a reality by the first day of classes in August.” Victor Serna, principal, said.