Former Jehovah’s Witness turned deacon bids farewell to local Catholics
Deacon Jim Mickens, who touched the hearts of many Catholic singles in the Diocese of Phoenix, said farewell Jan. 27. Ongoing health problems forced him and his wife, Janice, to move closer to his wife's family in Pennsylvania.
Sainthood Now! Catholics rejoice in upcoming canonizations, recall encounters with future saints
When Pope Francis canonizes Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II this month, the eyes of the world will turn toward Rome. Some of them will fill with tears of joy.
Catholics Matter: Intrepid sister goes door-to-door inviting Catholics to Mass
That knock at the door might not be a sales person. Sr. Margery Therese Harkin, PVMI, with her soft Irish brogue and sparkling blue eyes, is out pounding the streets, looking for the lost sheep, even as the summer’s brutal heat beats down on her pale blue dress and veil.
Knights of Columbus change Fourth Degree uniforms
The Knights of Columbus, long associated with swords, capes and chapeaus, will be going through a significant uniform change.
Young women religious reflect on their transformation
Younger women in religious life make up a mere sliver of the women in the religious-vocations picture. Being spread out among a host of different communities makes peer support even more difficult. Giving Voice, a peer-led organization of women religious, is using regular retreats and networking to change that. The latest retreat, held Jan. 17-19 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in west Phoenix, was aimed at women in their 20s and 30s.
Awarded and honored
Local Catholic groups and students have been earning awards for a job well done in recent weeks. Take a look.
Survivor of Rwandan genocide tells story of forgiveness
CHANDLER — Immaculee Ilibagiza, who survived the 1994 genocide in Rwanada that took the lives of nearly a million people, including nearly every member...
Catholic charitable organizations hope for generous year-end giving
Catholic charitable and educational organizations around the Phoenix Diocese are hoping taxpayers will remember them as they prepare to celebrate Christmas and the year...
Relics of St. Charbel to be venerated this weekend at St. Joseph Maronite Church
The relics of saint whose intercession has been linked to thousands of documented miracles will be on display in Phoenix Jan. 15-17 as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the saint's beatification.
Vatican dismisses Fushek from clerical state following investigation
A former East Valley pastor has been officially dismissed from the priesthood, officials for the Diocese of Phoenix announced Feb. 16.