Video: Catholics Matter 81: Sherry Boas

[vimeo 40872937 w=600 h=340] On this edition of Catholics Matter, Fr. Rob Clements welcomes Sherry Boas, Catholic and author of “A Mother’s Bouquet: Rosary Meditations...

Video: Weekly interview program shows just how much ‘Catholics Matter’

If you're among the 60,000 people who tune in each Sunday for the live broadcast of the Catholic Mass, you are undoubtedly familiar with "Catholics Matter," the weekly interview program that airs each Sunday following the 9 a.m. Mass.

Catholics Matter: 1st Way director Kay Allen headed for Belize

Just three weeks shy of leaving the country and taking on a new mission in Belize, Kay Allen, director of 1st Way Pregnancy Center, was all fired-up about the clinic’s focus on reaching out to pregnant women. A client she’d hoped would choose life ended her pregnancy instead, giving into fears that she would lose her athletic scholarship.

Alan Gaxiola: A slow journey back to the faith

Alan Gaxiola works in an aluminum recycling plant in Goodyear to support his wife and three children. He also puts in plenty of hours working for the Church, leading others to faith in Christ. But it wasn’t always that way.

Catholics Matter: Becky Greene: Former secularist embraces Catholic faith

Becky Green decided to become a Catholic and planned to enter at the Easter vigil but was deterred by tragedy. On Holy Thursday, her 55-year-old father, en route to Phoenix for the ceremony, suffered a fatal heart attack.

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.

Catholics Matter: Artist uses gift to touch hearts, reach souls

A teacher spotted Mike Shanks’ extraordinary artistic ability when the St. Thomas the Apostle parishioner was in eighth grade. “What you have, it’s not normal,” the photography instructor told him.

Catholics Matter: Alex Vera: Catholic mother spent years serving diverse immigrants

Alex Vera grew up in St. Joseph, Mo., during the 1940s — a time when European immigrants arrived fleeing World War II. Although she was baptized Catholic by her mother, Vera was actually raised as a Methodist.

New director of Mount Claret Retreat Center focuses on future

Nestled at the foot of Camelback Mountain, the Mount Claret Retreat Center stands as oasis of sorts in the midst of a bustling city. Tom McGuire, the new director of the facility, is hoping more and more Catholics will seek God’s presence there.

Deacon Ken Kulinowski: Polish-American deacon pens book defending Pius XII

Deacon Ken Kulinowski was born in Buffalo, N.Y., just 22 days after the Nazis invaded Poland. The grandson of Polish-speaking immigrants, Kulinowski attended a Polish national school.