‘Charter’ report provides look back at 10 years of healing victims, protecting minors

In a new report, the Diocese of Phoenix illustrates the steps it has taken in its commitment to protect minors and to reach out to victims of clergy sexual abuse.

‘Confession Is Beautiful’ at St. Anne Parish

More than 200 St. Anne parishioners were on hand Oct. 3 to witness Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted bless their newly constructed confessionals.

Keeping the Sabbath: Serrano’s now closed Sundays

For more than three decades, the Serrano family has operated its Mexican food restaurants in the East Valley. Now, after much prayer and discernment, they have decided to close on Sundays to honor the Sabbath.

Phoenix sister opens respite center for the homeless

A web of community and individual relationships have helped realize the dream of Sr. Adele O’Sullivan, MD, to open Phoenix’s first medical respite center...

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...

Cathedral’s new music director publishes second book

Following a nationwide search, Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral has hired local composer and author Adam Bartlett as its new music director. Bartlett began...

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...

HHS mandate fines would cripple work of the Church, close businesses

Thirty lawsuits are targeting a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that would require most religious employers to provide free contraceptive coverage. More...

Phoenix Diocese kicks off Year of Faith

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted welcomed the Year of Faith Oct. 7, a time during which Pope Benedict XVI has called Catholics to a deeper...

US bishops, at synod, talk of spirit and practice of evangelization

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Charitable works, rites of passage and the cultural mixing produced by globalization all offer opportunities for bringing lapsed Catholics back...