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.

Friends, Facebook followers mourn death of young Catholic

Angela Faddis, a mother of two and aspiring writer, died Sept. 21 after a 15-month battle with Stage IV colon cancer. She was 32. Readers...

Life Teen conference draws hundreds

What do you get when you bring hundreds of youth ministers from around the world together for an inspiring four-day conference in the Valley of the Sun? The answer: 700 people on their knees in adoration beholding Jesus, the Lamb of God.

CATHOLICS MATTER: Bridgette Cosentino — Corporate exec turned stay-at-home mom manages parish

Growing up with a single mom on welfare in Brooklyn, Bridgette Cosentino’s childhood wasn’t easy. Though she was baptized Catholic and attended Catholic school, faith was not central to her life.

Mesa Catholic professes perpetual vows

Sr. Carrie Elizabeth Flood, IHM, professed perpetual vows of chastity, poverty and obedience as a Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at a Eucharistic celebration Oct. 4. The congregation has nearly 400 sisters serving throughout the U.S. and Latin America.

‘Bemis Bowl’ comes home to Notre Dame Prep

More than 2,000 supporters of the Notre Dame Preparatory gathered on campus on Thanksgiving morning for the fourth annual Bemis Bowl, named in honor and memory of the high school’s founding head football coach, the late Scot Bemis.

Outpouring of love, faith draws thousands to vibrant ‘Honor Your Mother’ celebration

Thousands of people were drawn to the streets of downtown Phoenix Dec. 6 in an outpouring of love for Our Lady of Guadalupe at the annual Honor Your Mother celebration.

Lila Rose rallies with Phoenix pro-lifers outside facility accused of infanticide

A lunchtime sidewalk rally in front of an abortion facility just north of downtown Phoenix June 6 drew people from all over the Valley. They came to voice their concern about late-term abortions, and more particularly, infanticide.

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.

CCF launches ‘Sanctity of Life Perpetual Fund’ with $50,000 match

The Catholic Community Foundation has announced a $50,000 matching gift to create the Sanctity of Life Fund, a perpetual endowment that will address the need for sustainable funding for vital pro-life programs and organizations in the Diocese of Phoenix.