They came by the busload from across Arizona to send a message to lawmakers and the world: Abortion is a grave injustice, and they stand ready to love and assist women in crisis pregnancies.
In a homily that encompassed the call to holiness, life in the Spirit and the obligation to see in each person the face of Christ, visiting Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland, Maine, struck a chord with those attending the 50th annual Red Mass Jan. 14.
Those who are sick in body, mind or spirit and their caregivers — family or professional — are especially invited.
Bishop Fernand J. Cheri, a fifth-generation black Catholic, was a student when the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in April 1968, but he still cites the civil rights icon and Baptist minister as an example to him of Christian discipleship.
Just over 10 years ago, Abby Johnson walked out of a Planned Parenthood for the last time, making the decision to leave her employment with the abortion giant after being asked to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion.
His coat of arms is expected to have an image of a cactus and Our Lady of Guadalupe, both inspired by his time in the Diocese of Phoenix.
The current number of pledges and total pledge value are in, but the true impact the funds will have on eight key areas including direct parish support, Newman Centers, Catholic education, seminarian support and a Francis Mercy Fund will be harder to quantify.
She was best known for her 36 years at St. Mary's High School, but she also taught at Most Holy Trinity, St. Theresa and Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
The Diocese of Phoenix learned today that John D. Spaulding, a priest of the Diocese of Phoenix, has been indicted for multiple counts of sexual misconduct with minors.
The greatest world poverty is not lack of food, clothing or safety, but that people do not know the Father’s love, said Curtis Martin, founder of the Fellowship of Catholic Leadership Students (FOCUS).