Local teens bring relief from the heat

As temperatures soared this summer, Cam Benson (13) and Robert Berry (14) delivered water, food and umbrellas along with prayers to those out in...

Bishop Dolan celebrates ‘amazing community’ of Jesuits in 1st Diocesan Mass recognizing religious orders

PHOENIX ---The celebrant’s greeting at the 9 a.m. Mass came with a light departure in advance of the Penitential Act. Bishop John P. Dolan joked that as he arrived, “Stepping out of my car, I found this gaggle of Jesuits. ”Laughter rippled across the congregation of 700 plus worshippers inside Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral. Oxford’s Learner Dictionary, defines “gaggle” informally as “a disorderly or noisy group of people.” But the noise here reflected joyfulness, one of the traits associated with Jesuits.

From Vietnam to medicine to the priesthood: A Jesuit journey

PHOENIX -- It was early 1975, the War in Vietnam was approaching its end. Eddie Ngo hadn’t been born yet. But a series of events already was shaping the life of the future Jesuit priest, who now serves as associate pastor, manager of Ignatian Faith Formation and Enrichment, and vicar for Hispanic Ministries at St. Francis Xavier in Phoenix, the Diocese of Phoenix’s only parish run by the Society of Jesus.

The heart of Bishop Dolan’s Mental Health Ministry

Scripture is filled with stories of real people, like you and me. Everyday folks, who, in the very midst of their brokenness, are called by name. Jesus didn’t (and still doesn’t) call people who are highly qualified or perfectly holy, rather He meets people right where they are, inviting them to His table, and offering them a place of belonging.

NEWS BRIEF: Record attendance for 2023 Priest Convocation

More than 160 priests from all over the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix gathered in Flagstaff this week for four days of prayer, fellowship and formation during the 2023 Priest Convocation. This year’s convocation had one of the highest attendances ever. Normally the event takes place every other year.

40 Days for Life kicks-off with Mass on September 27th

PHOENIX -- The legal landscape may be different from 15 months ago, but the message and approach by Arizona’s 40 Days for Life campaign remains the same: letting women know God loves them and their unborn, and that there is an alternative to ending an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. 

NEWS BRIEF: OLPH Glendale celebrates opening of historic new building

GLENDALE, Ariz. –  A vision and idea in the making for four years came to fruition this past Saturday, as the official ribbon cutting and blessing of the new Administrative and STREAM Innovation Building took place on the campus of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Glendale. 

Hawaiian Shirt Day at St. Mary-Basha to benefit Sacred Hearts in Lahaina

The devastating wildfires that swept through Maui left our nation sad and  heart-broken for all of the people affected by this tragedy. We felt...

Diocese plans historic expansion of Nazareth Seminary

By 2026 all Diocese of Phoenix seminarians will study in Arizona. Bishop John P. Dolan and the Office of Vocations of the Diocese of Phoenix...

40 Days for Life homilist: ‘Twisted’ view of abortion’s roots in the Fall of...

PHOENIX – Fifteen months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled abortion is not a federally guaranteed right, advocates for protecting life at conception “still have a lot of work to do.” But God’s law remains on their side, those advocates were told this week. “We pray for the day when we don’t have to be here,” Fr. Kilian McCaffrey told nearly 100 worshippers at St. Mary’s Basilica during a Mass to open 40 Days for Life’s annual fall campaign in the Diocese of Phoenix Wednesday.