Bishop to celebrate first of many Masses honoring Diocese’s religious communities by thanking Jesuits...

Bishop John P. Dolan will begin a series of Masses celebrating the Diocese of Phoenix’s religious orders with a special Mass next month honoring and thanking the Jesuits. Bishop Dolan will celebrate the special Mass at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17.

Behold the Bridegroom comes; go out to meet Him

PHOENIX- On Saturday August 26th the faithful of the Diocese of Phoenix were taken back in time to the first centuries of Christianity to...

NEWS BRIEF: Bishop Dolan returns from historic 12-day USCCB trip to Africa

Bishop John Dolan returned Tuesday from his 12-day trip to Africa as a member of the USCCB subcommittee on the “Church in Africa.” Bishop Dolan made visits to Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya to review programs supported by the USCCB, his first-ever trip to Africa.  He was joined by Fritz Zuger, a consultant to the subcommittee, on their three nations visit in Africa.

Diocese to hold 2nd Mass of Remembrance for suicide victims

PHOENIX -- For the family or friends of an individual who dies by suicide, the pain, grief and despair can be devastating. Without a spiritual and emotional support system, the anguish can be compounded with a deep sense of loneliness.

Faithful venerate Knights of Columbus founder at feast day Mass

Eduardo and Sara Alvarez had already planned to attend the feast day celebration for Blessed Michael McGivney on Aug. 13 at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix. But what was originally meant to celebrate and venerate the founder of the Knights of Columbus became a prayer for his intercession for their son, Eduardo, Jr., who was born premature the previous Monday, Aug. 7, and was still in the NICU.

NEWS BRIEF: Seminarians edge priests in overtime at JPII Classic

A record crowd of over 1,500 fans witnessed the first-ever overtime on Friday night in the JPII Classic basketball game between the priests and...

NEWS BRIEF: Rosters set for Friday’s JPII Basketball Classic

The uniforms are clean, the basketballs are inflated, and the rosters are set for the 8th Annual JPII Classic that tips-off on Friday, August 11th at 7 p.m. at Brophy College Preparatory (BCP) in downtown Phoenix.  The annual basketball game between priests and seminarians from the Diocese of Phoenix is a family-friendly event to support vocations.

Teens find answers to the burning questions in their hearts through Diocesan leadership program

Who am I? What was I created for? Why is there evil in the world and what does authentic love look like? These are some of the many questions that stir in every human heart; the same questions that Michael Villanueva, coordinator of the John Paul II Center for Theology of the Body at the Diocese of Phoenix, has a deep passion for. 

Rediscovering Catholicism: Former atheist returns to Church after watching YouTube debate

By Joyce Coronel, Together Let Us Go Forth ~ Juntos Sigamos Adelante Magazine When Chris Vitale settles in to tell his story, it’s hard to...

Bishop’s 12-day trip, special collection to benefit growing Church in Africa

PHOENIX -- Bishop John P. Dolan will go on a 12-day trip to Africa this month to view projects and programs supported by American Catholics to strengthen their brethren on the continent, the fastest-growing area of the worldwide Catholic Church, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.