Friends, Facebook followers mourn death of young Catholic

Angela Faddis, a mother of two and aspiring writer, died Sept. 21 after a 15-month battle with Stage IV colon cancer. She was 32. Readers...

Seminarian headcount hits historic high

It's far above the average of 29 the faithful have seen in the last five years.

CCF launches ‘Sanctity of Life Perpetual Fund’ with $50,000 match

The Catholic Community Foundation has announced a $50,000 matching gift to create the Sanctity of Life Fund, a perpetual endowment that will address the need for sustainable funding for vital pro-life programs and organizations in the Diocese of Phoenix.

Bishop Olmsted pens pastoral letter emphasizing reconciliation

Bishop Olmsted issued a new pastoral letter today that focuses on the importance of the sacrament of reconciliation.

Apostles of Mercy — A Pastoral Letter to the Priests of the Diocese of...

Apostles of Mercy — A Pastoral Letter to the Priests of the Diocese of Phoenix from the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted On the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.

Questions and Answers: On being dismissed from the clerical state

Does dismissal from the clerical state have the same meaning as “laicization”?

Our Faith: Priestly Celibacy: Learning the Catholic discipline

In what continues to be a paradox in an immoral society, celibacy in the Roman Catholic priesthood is not a doctrine of the Church, but a discipline.

Lent: Why we fast and offer acts of penance

The 40 days that stretch between Ash Wednesday and the onset of the Easter Triduum on Holy Thursday are set aside each year as a way for the faithful to draw closer to God through prayer, fasting, almsgiving and acts of penance.

Life Teen conference draws hundreds

What do you get when you bring hundreds of youth ministers from around the world together for an inspiring four-day conference in the Valley of the Sun? The answer: 700 people on their knees in adoration beholding Jesus, the Lamb of God.

Christmas season calls families to holiness

Novenas, posadas, pageants and Nativities are just some of the ways Catholics around the Diocese of Phoenix are preparing for the Christmas season.