Catholics Matter: Intrepid sister goes door-to-door inviting Catholics to Mass

That knock at the door might not be a sales person. Sr. Margery Therese Harkin, PVMI, with her soft Irish brogue and sparkling blue eyes, is out pounding the streets, looking for the lost sheep, even as the summer’s brutal heat beats down on her pale blue dress and veil.

Wake up the World: Q&A with Sr. Maria Silva, OP

Sr. Maria Silva began working for a car dealership in the Bronx right out of high school. She was working her way through Fordham and studying to be a psychologist, hoping for a lucrative career. Instead, she became the youngest chief financial officer for the dealership at 23. In spite of great financial success, she felt drawn to the religious life.

CATHOLICS MATTER: Bridgette Cosentino — Corporate exec turned stay-at-home mom manages parish

Growing up with a single mom on welfare in Brooklyn, Bridgette Cosentino’s childhood wasn’t easy. Though she was baptized Catholic and attended Catholic school, faith was not central to her life.

Give drink to the thirsty: Joe McCawley, quenching a thirst for the water of...

“I want to be the face of Jesus for someone else but it’s both the giver and the taker that are Jesus. We are Jesus for each other," he said.

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.

Q&A: Baseball legend Tommy Lasorda is Catholic to the core

Tommy Lasorda, the two-time World Series champion and two-time National League Manager of the Year, was in town to speak at Seton Catholic Preparatory in Chandler March 8 to benefit the school’s booster club and athletic program.

Cristofer Pereyra: Radio host shares story of conversion, call to holiness

By the world’s standards, Cristofer Pereyra was doing well. He’d emigrated from Peru at age 15, graduated from college and landed a good job, working as a reporter at Channel 33, the Phoenix affiliate of Univision, the Spanish-language television network.

Clothe the Naked: Aurora Hernandez outfits men, women with dignity

Growing up in Phoenix as one of 10 children, Aurora Hernandez experienced firsthand the struggles of poverty. Her father worked for a meat company, and she and her siblings shoveled manure and cleaned out the animal pens. Her mother made dresses for the girls out of old flour sacks.

CATHOLICS MATTER: Leila Miller: Popular blogger teaches simple truths of Catholic faith

In the wee hours of the morning, while her husband and children peacefully slumber, Leila Miller sits bent over her computer, tapping out her latest blog post. has thousands of followers all over the world, and not a few of them are atheists.

Catholics Matter: Joyce Coronel: ‘Sun’ columnist highlights plight of Chaldean Catholics

Although fiction, Joyce Coronel has taken elements of her life growing up in Scottsdale and as a writer for The Catholic Sun to craft a story loosely based on the real hardships facing Chaldean Catholics living in the Middle East.