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.

Look to God with childlike wonder, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Only by shedding feelings of personal greatness and regaining a sense of wonder in God's love can people welcome Jesus into their hearts and lives, Pope Francis said. With some 15,000 visitors gathered to pray the Angelus in St. Peter's Square July 9, the pope reflected on the day's Gospel reading from St. Matthew in which Jesus praises God the Father for hiding "things" from the wise and revealing them to the childlike.

UPDATE: Pope names 21 cardinals, including U.S.-born Archbishop Prevost

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis named 21 new cardinals, including U.S.-born Archbishop Robert F. Prevost, who took the helm at the Dicastery for Bishops in April, and French Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Vatican offers indulgence for visiting elderly, celebrating grandparents day

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Catholics who celebrate the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly July 23 can receive a plenary indulgence, which is a remission of the temporal punishment due for one's sins, the Vatican said.

Be modern prophets by guiding others to the Holy Spirit, pope asks

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Christians are called to be modern-day prophets who guide others to see the Holy Spirit at work in everyday life and not to be superstitious people who try to predict or control the future, Pope Francis said.

‘Real’ people with strength from God better than superheroes, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Like every saint, St. Peter was not a superhero, he was just a real, imperfect person who generously said, "yes" to Jesus, Pope Francis said. "It appears that it is God who makes Peter strong with his grace, who unites us with his love, and forgives us with his mercy," the pope said June 29.

Msgr. Moyer, former vicar general, passes away ,‘His first love was being a pastor’

A priest whose ministry has been deeply impactful to untold thousands in the Diocese of Phoenix has passed away.   Msgr. Richard Moyer, former vicar general, died June 27. He was 91. Following his death, his closest friends described him as a “huge inspiration,” a “man of vision” and a priest with a heart for the poor and for justice.