Bishop Dino guides students through filling up their toolbox for success at statewide Catholic...

Students require quite a few supplies before entering a learning environment. Fortunately, their toolbox — their mind — is within reach.

Pope’s visit to Mexico has special significance to Arizona Catholics

The significance of Pope Francis’ planned apostolic visit to Mexico Feb. 12-17 is not lost on the faithful in the Diocese of Phoenix. “While Mexico has its own unique heritage and culture, we can be sure that much of what Pope Francis says and does there will have great relevance for us in Arizona,” said Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. “I look forward to his pastoral visit to our neighbors to the south, and pray for a safe and fruitful pastoral journey by Pope Francis.”

Bishop Olmsted joins leaders from other Christian denominations to pray for unity

In a world with more than 33,000 Christian denominations, it’s rare to see leaders of several of them gathered in one place to pray for unity. Yet that’s exactly what happened Jan. 20 at St. Apkar Armenian Apostolic Church in Scottsdale. Leaders of the Arizona Faith Network and members of local congregations gathered for a prayer service during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, an international Christian ecumenical event held annually since 1908.

‘Year of Consecrated Life’ closes Feb. 1

Exactly one month into the calendar year marks the formal closing liturgy at the local level for the Year of Consecrated Life.

Comfort the Afflicted: Patty Chesebrough shares her experience to help post-abortive women

Patty Chesebrough gazes inside the darkened church and stares up at a portrait of the late Fr. John Hanley, the priest who showed her God’s mercy in her darkest hour. It was 1990 and Chesebrough’s husband was pressuring her to have an abortion. She called her parish, St. Theresa at the time, and asked to speak with a priest.

Men in the Breach: Advocate Tony Rizzo prepares men for fatherhood

"We treated him with love throughout, even when he wasn’t loving back. That sticks. That is the breach and that is the way it works," Tony Rizzo said.

John Paul II Resource Center to mark 10th anniversary

At a time when the gift of human sexuality is often misunderstood, there’s a place in the Diocese of Phoenix that shines a bright light in the darkness.

Elementary school students hold own March for Life

It’s never too early to begin marching for life or understanding that God is the only one who can give life and take it away.

Catholic Schools Week returns for annual showcase of faith, fellowship, gratitude

Those who have taught, volunteered or served at a Catholic school will join current students, alumni and parents plus private supporters and those in the state legislature Jan. 31-Feb. 6 for an array of Catholic Schools Week celebrations.

Jan. 26 ‘Red Mass’ to mark opening of legislative session

The annual liturgy draws lawyers, judges, lawmakers and elected officials into prayer. Attorneys in attendance renew their oath of admission to the Arizona State Bar at the conclusion of the liturgy.