Life is never easy in Lebanon. In addition to COVID-19, the city of Beirut has suffered an explosion that has changed the lives of thousands.
Bishop Olmsted installed Fr. Camou as rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral this past Sunday. As part of the rite of installation, Fr. Camou renewed his oath of fidelity and led his new flock in the Profession of the Catholic faith. This bears witness to his desire to serve them as a loving father, wise teacher, and faithful shepherd.
As the Resurrection of Christ signaled evil’s ultimate defeat, so too the power and perseverance of love can overcome social discord, Bishop Olmsted said.
Shawn Carney smiled often as he spoke at the conclusion of 40 Days for Life’s Spring campaign opening Mass at the Diocese of Phoenix’s St. Mary’s Basilica. The president and CEO of the nationwide pro-life campaign often wore a happy expression while chatting with worshippers during the reception that followed at the Diocesan Pastoral Center.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix has a new bishop.
As we enter 2021 in a turbulent time, Bishop Olmsted urges us to look beyond the storm of COVID-19, politics and division, instead fixing our eyes on the light of Christ.
Bishop Olmsted led more than 400 Catholics in a eucharistic procession of adoration, prayer, hymn singing and silent reflection Sunday morning.
Construction is expected to begin within several weeks on a new church for St. Benedict Parish in the far southeast corner of Phoenix, a project that will give the parish a permanent church home seventeen years after it moved into a converted gym on parish property.
Mark Wahlberg, the star of the biopic “Father Stu” set to open in theaters on Good Friday, has been very vocal about his Catholic faith in recent years. Wahlberg was so committed to making the film about the late atheist boxer and actor who became a Catholic priest and lived his priesthood with an incurable muscular degenerative disease, that he partially financed it himself.
“The synod consultation reports reveal a dire need for evangelization at a time when the spirit of the world and modern culture have seemingly drowned out the voice of God.”