Tempe parishioner, drawn to vocation as missionary religious sister, professes solemn vows

In a ceremony surrounded by family, friends, longtime supporters and religious sisters, a woman who grew up at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Tempe professed her perpetual vows as a Daughter of Mary, Help of Christians, also known as the Salesian Sisters.

Throwback: Q&A with St. Teresa of Calcutta

As we celebrate the feast day of St. Teresa of Calcutta, we’d like to share with you this interview, originally published under the headline “The private woman: humor and observations” with the subhead: “Private moments reveal humor, dedication.”

New Natural Family Planning coordinator comes to new role ‘quite naturally’

You might say Adriana Vasquez came to her calling as an advocate of Natural Family Planning quite naturally. The new NFP coordinator for the Diocese of Phoenix has parents who taught NFP well into their 70s.

Profiles in Mission: Sara Mitchell

I’m part of the Office of Mission Advancement where I work with a team for the “Together Let Us Go Forth ~ Juntos Sigamos Adelante” Campaign which is a campaign for discipleship and evangelization in our diocese.

Profiles in Mission: Fernando and Josefina Camou

When our son started talking about filling out the application [to enter seminary], he had finished college with an associate’s degree and was transferring to Arizona State University engineering, and he had a little change of direction.

After four decades, longtime champion of Natural Family Planning to retire

St. Paul VI’s landmark encyclical Humanae Vitae was in its infancy when Cindy Leonard and her husband answered the call to share the Church’s good news about human sexuality and God’s plan for marriage.

Diocese mourns death of Fr. Doug Lorig, its first Pastoral Provision priest

The Diocese of Phoenix lost a rare jewel when the Lord called Fr. Doug Lorig home Feb. 28.

Profiles in Mission: Barry and Adelaida Severson

We were blessed to be the chairs last year and were asked to chair it again this year.

New coordinator for Safe Environment Training in Phoenix

The new coordinator for the Phoenix Diocese’s Safe Environment Training Office, Maria Escárcega, is a native of Arizona, is fluent in Spanish and has a background in the field of mental and behavioral health.

Profiles in Mission: Norma Carrillo

Seven years after what was supposed to be a short-term internship through AmericCorps, Norma Carrillo is still at St. Vincent de Paul and helps countless volunteers, especially young children, embrace the idea of service.