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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Catholic publication names Catholic people of the year

WASHINGTON (CNS) — With the close of 2019, Our Sunday Visitor, a national Catholic newsweekly based in Huntington, Indiana, joined the trend in naming people of the year by identifying Catholics who made a particular impact over the past 12 months.

Wrestler’s nearly fatal car crash rejuvenated his faith

Dan Beaudrie is a man of faith who beat the odds. Actually, he didn’t just beat them, he crushed them.

Vocation of nun, podcast host, one of encounter

The only anecdote to isolation, said Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, is communion, and “this is exactly where Christ comes to meet us.”

Evangelization and Sacramental Life

Fr. Ed was a priest from the Archdiocese of Detroit. He visited St. Paul parish annually to escape the cold weather and my whole family always eagerly awaited his visits! He radiated joy and fun, and when he presided at Mass he reflected God’s Presence, God’s love, and God’s grace. To this day, my sons still remember the “chopstick priest” who referenced utensils during his homily about God’s feast.