Arizona Diamondbacks host first-ever Catholic Night at Chase Field

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix partner for the first-ever Catholic Night at Chase Field. The event will be on Friday, Sept. 29th at 6:40 p.m., as the D-Backs take on the Houston Astros.


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix received a high honor on Sunday, being named one of the “2023 Top Workplaces,” according to a special report in The Arizona Republic newspaper.  The special recognition is the result of an employee survey given to nearly 5,000 organizations across Arizona, with the Diocese of Phoenix ranked 20th in the “Large Companies” category.

NEWS BRIEF: Bishop Dolan celebrates Mass with Legion of Mary

Bishop John Dolan celebrated a special Mass on Saturday morning for the Legion of Mary at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Phoenix.  The Mass kicked-off a day of reflection for the lay Catholic group who serve the Church and their neighbors in nearly 170 countries.

Bishop Dolan joins volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul to make pizza

Bishop John Dolan rolled up his sleeves and volunteered at The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in downtown Phoenix recently, taking part in...

Seton Catholic breaks ground on air conditioning project as part of Event Center Master...

Seton Catholic Prep has begun construction on a new air conditioning project for McMahon Gymnasium as part of their larger efforts to build a brand-new Event Center on campus. “Part of the vision for Seton Catholic includes what our facilities and grounds will look like in 2027 when we celebrate 70 years. The community response has been great with over $5 million in grants and donations over the past three years to modernize our campus through various improvement projects. Adding air conditioning to McMahon Gym supports this vision and we are all excited to start the next school year with this becoming a reality by the first day of classes in August.” Victor Serna, principal, said.

Msgr. Moyer, former vicar general, passes away ,‘His first love was being a pastor’

A priest whose ministry has been deeply impactful to untold thousands in the Diocese of Phoenix has passed away.   Msgr. Richard Moyer, former vicar general, died June 27. He was 91. Following his death, his closest friends described him as a “huge inspiration,” a “man of vision” and a priest with a heart for the poor and for justice.  

JPII Basketball Classic grows to bigger venue

It’s Game On! The St. John Paul II (JPII) Classic, an annual basketball game between priests and seminarians from the Diocese of Phoenix, has moved to a bigger location to accommodate larger crowds due to growing popularity.

Bishop Dolan joins ABC15 for their annual water drive

Bishop John Dolan was a guest on ABC-15 on Tuesday to talk about an annual water drive that benefits The Society of St. Vincent DePaul. With the increase in homelessness in our community, more lives are at risk. In 2022, Maricopa County saw 425 heat-associated deaths—a significant number of whom were people experiencing homelessness. This represents a 25-percent increase from the previous year. In the summer months, St. Vincent de Paul will give out more than 7,000 bottles of water a day to people in need who seek services and refuge at SVdP during Arizona’s most grueling season, with about 6,500 gallons disbursed weekly.

Franciscans celebrate ‘bittersweet’ goodbye at St. Mary’s Basilica

“Bittersweet.” That was the overwhelming consensus to describe the celebration of the Franciscan Friars’ legacy as they said goodbye to the people they’ve pastored at St. Mary’s Basilica for 127 years. 

NEWS BRIEF: Msgr. Richard Moyer passes away

Msgr. Richard Moyer, former vicar general for the Diocese of Phoenix, passed away June 27 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 91. Ordained in 1964, Msgr. Moyer served at may parishes in the Diocese of Phoenix, including St. John Vianney in Sedona, St. Pius X, Our Lady of Joy, St. Timothy, and St. Jerome. The former rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, he also served at Catholic Charities Foundation and as Vicar of Northern Arizona.