NEWS BRIEF: Catholic leaders among 2022 ATHENA nominees

Three Catholic leaders in the Diocese of Phoenix were recognized Wednesday evening as nominees for the 35th Annual ATHENA Awards.

Welcome events create lasting friendships and encounter with Christ at Holy Trinity Newman Center

Northern Arizona University (NAU) junior Isaiah Padilla couldn’t hide his excitement as he explained the itinerary for Welcome Week at Holy Trinity Newman Center: “We climb a mountain, we go into underground volcano tubes, we have a dunk contest, we run across campus in the dark without adult supervision. It’s great.”

Papal ambassador’s visit boosts diocese’s Native American missions

A representative of the papal ambassador to the United States has paid two visits to the Diocese of Phoenix’s Native American missions.

Drive for Catholic education nurtures faith and develops pro-life nurse, missionary disciple

“I think that God put it in me to be really drawn to Catholicism at a young age,” Adriana Osorio said with quiet conviction as she sat back in the molded-plastic seating at a Mesa fast-food restaurant.

Back to school basics

As the temperatures in the Valley soar, the monsoon storms roll in, and the pools become too warm to be considered refreshing, our thoughts begin to turn to school.

Longtime youth minister offers suggestions to get teens excited about Mass

My cradle Catholic parents instilled in me the importance of going to Mass religiously (no pun intended) but were never able to articulate why we went, answering only "because we are Catholic and that is what good Catholics do."

Diocese of Phoenix submits Synod report, ponders feedback

“The synod consultation reports reveal a dire need for evangelization at a time when the spirit of the world and modern culture have seemingly drowned out the voice of God.”

Arizona bishops laud signing of state school choice bill

The Catholic bishops of Arizona issued a joint statement lauding the passage and signing of a bill intended to expand school choice throughout the state.

Families of the diocese made stronger during Bishop Olmsted’s tenure

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s two signature teachings on marriage and the family, “Into the Breach” and “Complete My Joy,” helped lay the foundation for Sean and Aryn Sylvester to strengthen their domestic Church when the world was put on lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.