‘Redemptive love’ needed to overcome racism, says homilist at annual MLK Mass

It is evident that “the social malady of racism still continues to invade and infect all our institutions,” said the guest homilist at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Mass Jan. 18 at St. Mary’s Basilica.

Following a week of turmoil, Arizona lawmakers and lawyers come together for Red Mass

Just less than a week after a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, Arizona elected officials and legal professionals came together to pray for peace and to look to their patron — St. Thomas More — for courage at the annual Red Mass Jan. 12 at St. Mary’s Basilica.

[VIDEO] Bishop Olmsted urges us to look beyond COVID, politics and division

As we enter 2021 in a turbulent time, Bishop Olmsted urges us to look beyond the storm of COVID-19, politics and division, instead fixing our eyes on the light of Christ.

‘Year of St. Joseph’ invites intercession from foster father of Jesus

Local Catholics reflect on what the father of the Holy Family means to them in this 'Year of St. Joseph.'

Citing ‘humanitarian crisis,’ André House seeks Phoenix City Council approval to expand homeless outreach

André House feeds, clothes and shelters the homeless in downtown Phoenix. For two years, they have been seeking Phoenix City Council approval to expand the number of beds.

VIDEO: Giving thanks and praying for all of you — A new message from...

Bishop Olmsted urges us to keep our loved ones close to our heart this Thanksgiving, and offers up some practical tips to help prepare our hearts and minds to welcome the Lord as we enter into the Season of Advent.

Bishops say Advent during pandemic can be a time to draw closer to Jesus

The global pandemic and new limits on daily activities present a special time for a renewal of faith and the opportunity to deepen appreciation for Jesus in daily life, bishops across the country said in messages for the Advent season.

Heralds of Christ: Bishop ordains 12 men to permanent diaconate

Bishop Olmsted ordained 12 men — with backgrounds and callings as diverse as the 12 Apostles — to the diaconate Nov. 7 at All Saints Parish in Mesa.

In virtual seminar, Catholics urged to stand for faith in public square

Ahead of what has been described as one of the most contentious elections in the United States, the Diocese of Phoenix offered a perspective on the role and responsibility of Catholics in the voting booth during its recent "Catholics in the Public Square Seminar" live-streamed from the Diocesan Pastoral Center.

Homeless and day resource center to open this month in Bullhead City

A 57-bed homeless and day resource center serving Bullhead City and the surrounding area will open with limited services under strict health and safety protocols for individuals and families experiencing homelessness beginning Oct. 21.