Awarded and honored

Local Catholic groups and students have been earning awards for a job well done in recent weeks. Take a look.

New Catholic store opens in Phoenix

It has only been about two months since The Little Church Store made its debut in the Arcadia neighborhood of East Phoenix. Located at 4747 E. Thomas Road, Suite B, the cozy, eclectic store boasts handcrafted items by Arizona artists.

Adopt-A-Family sponsors bring Christmas home for needy families

Megan Kaiser had to humble herself five years ago. She and her husband finally worked up the nerve to visit St. Vincent de Paul’s dining room in Mesa. It’s open daily for breakfast and lunch.

List of cardinal electors in order of precedence

Here, in the Vatican's formal order of precedence, is a list of the 115 cardinal electors expected to participate in the conclave.

Pope Francis raises hope among Eastern Catholics

Many Catholics are unaware of the various Eastern rite communities within the Church. Pope Francis would not be one of them. Bishop Gerald N. Dino of the Byzantine Holy Protection Eparchy of Phoenix said the election of Pope Francis bodes well for Eastern rite Catholics.

Introducing the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit — the Church’s newest religious community

Seven men — five priests and two brothers — stood before the altar. In the culmination of a spiritual journey that took them a little more than a year, one by one they received their new habits and religious names from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. Now, as brothers, they are the founding members of the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit.

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...

Cristero martyr now popular patron of Mexican migrants headed to US

SANTA ANA DE GUADALUPE, Mexico (CNS) -- The road signs leading to this hamlet of 292 souls in the dry highlands northeast of Guadalajara...

Vatican dismisses Fushek from clerical state following investigation

A former East Valley pastor has been officially dismissed from the priesthood, officials for the Diocese of Phoenix announced Feb. 16.

Missionary priest enlivens eucharistic adoration at parishes

A two-day mission at St. Joan of Arc Parish that focused on perpetual adoration served to ignite a renewed desire to spend time with...