Church embraces those with same-sex attraction, says ‘Courage’ director

Fr. Paul Check, the national director of Courage, an apostolate that seeks to minister to those with same-sex attraction, will visit Phoenix Oct. 11 to address members of the Catholic Physicans Guild and clergy.

Catholics with a Franciscan tie reflect on pope

Countless Catholics have approved and shared — via social and traditional networks — Pope Francis’ acts of humility in the five weeks since his election. Catholics devoted to the Franciscan way of life or are simply part of a mission or parish named after the well-known saint have felt an even deeper connection to the new pontiff.

Judge strikes down Arizona’s marriage law, opens door to same-sex marriage in state

A U.S. District Court judge's ruling that Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional "overturns the will of Arizona voters and reflects a misunderstanding of the institution of marriage," the state's Catholic bishops said Oct. 17.

Phoenix sister opens respite center for the homeless

A web of community and individual relationships have helped realize the dream of Sr. Adele O’Sullivan, MD, to open Phoenix’s first medical respite center...

American Life League welcomes Tempe pro-life center as 125th associate

Aid to Women Center, whose work surrounds the Arizona State University community, became the 125th member of American Life League's Associate Program.

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.

Scottsdale parish’s countdown to construction ends with groundbreaking

St. Bernadette parishioners have waited 20 years for the day they would break ground on a church.

Auxiliary Bishop Nevares celebrates Pontifical Mass of Thanksgiving for Pope Francis

Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares, accompanied by numerous priests and deacons, processed through the plaza in front of the downtown Diocesan Pastoral Center March 15 surrounded by clouds of billowing incense, en route to the Solemn Pontifical Mass of Thanksgiving for Pope Francis.

Students celebrate canonization of school’s namesake

Pope Francis canonized their school’s patron saint, Pope John XXIII, in Rome April 27. That set off a two-day celebration honoring his elevation to sainthood and the school’s new name.

Phoenix seminarian ordained to diaconate in Rome

Kevin Grimditch, a parishioner at Corpus Christi Parish in Ahwatukee, was among 41 seminarians ordained to the diaconate Oct. 3 in Rome at the...