NEWS BRIEF: Bishop Dolan hosts Phoenix presbyteral council for the first time

Bishop John Dolan held his first presbyteral council meeting today at the Diocesan Pastoral Center in downtown Phoenix.

NEWS BRIEF: Spanish Charismatic Renewal concert unites young people in praise

More than 150 teens and young adults from all over the diocese gathered on a recent September night for the first in-person event hosted by Cris Joven since 2019. 

Fierce persecution around the globe aims to destroy Christianity

"Without the Eucharist, Christians in Iraq cannot survive." These were the words uttered by Fr. Ragheed Ganni, a young Chaldean Catholic priest martyred in Mosul, Iraq, alongside three subdeacons in 2007. With his cause for beatification open, Fr. Ganni may soon be among those the Church calls “blessed.”

Arizona judge rules 1864 law banning nearly all abortions can take effect

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich praised Pima County Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson for ruling Sept. 23 that a state law prohibiting nearly all abortions can take effect.

NEWS BRIEF: Local Catholic high school achieves National Blue Ribbon recognition

On Sept. 16, the U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recognized 297 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022. Notre Dame Preparatory High School was one of four Arizona schools and one of 24 national private schools to earn this honor. 

Bishop leads Sept. 11 Mass of Thanksgiving for First Responders

The Phoenix Fire Department’s Mission Statement pledges the agency will “protect lives and property” through its various roles and that its members will “prevent harm and survive.”

NEWS BRIEF: SPO Appoints New President for First Time in History

Saint Paul’s Outreach (SPO) announced today the appointment of David Fischer as their new President. The position was previously held by Gordon DeMarais, who founded the organization in 1985.

Bishop unveils plans for new Mental Health Office at diocese’s first Mass for suicide...

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than twice as many people died in 2020 by their own hand than by someone else, and while the annual suicide rate actually dropped in 2019 and 2020 — the last years figures are available — it has risen sharply since 2000.

Finding ‘the right fit’ for a Catholic high school takes discernment, time on campus

Before the Friday-night football games, prom plans and yearbook pictures find their way into a student’s repertoire, there’s a path to be discerned. It’s a path walked by eighth-graders and parents alike as they ask themselves where to begin the journey through high school.

NEWS BRIEF: Bishop unveils new Diocesan Office of Mental Health

When Most Rev. John P. Dolan became bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix, he knew he wanted to start an office to address those suffering from mental health problems, including people considering taking their own life.