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.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The same mercy and patience that are essential for building a strong family must be shown to those whose families are in trouble or have broken up, Pope Francis said in his highly anticipated postsynodal apostolic exhortation.
Being young, Catholic and in the local work force can be challenging, but soon such individuals will have the opportunity to connect with peers facing similar struggles by joining the nation’s newest chapter of Young Catholic Professionals and the first one based out of the Arizona.
The idea of a Catholic high school to serve the West Valley finally has tangible signs of reality.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican has set April 8 for the release of “Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love),” Pope Francis’ reflection on the family and family life.
Feisty and outspoken, she was a major controversial figure in the U.S. church in the closing decades of the 20th century with a ready calling card at the Vatican.
A group of Ahwatukee moms brought some early Easter joy to children whose mothers or other caretakers struggle to provide.
GLENDALE ― As the faithful across the Diocese of Phoenix called to mind the suffering endured by Christ on the day of His crucifixion, hundreds gathered for the annual Good Friday Rosary outside a local Planned Parenthood. Glendale police estimated the crowd at 350.
Many of the 400 participants in one town last year were day laborers who sacrificed daily wages to attend.
The bilingual liturgy draws hundreds to witness the blessing of the oils that will be used in the Church’s sacramental celebrations such as Confirmation, Ordination, Anointing of the Sick and Baptism.