Mercy transforms shame: What prepared Peter to be the first Pope

There were little signs since the day Jesus began to call disciples, but what most prepared Peter to be the first pope was the way Jesus dealt with his burden of guilt after his triple betrayal of his Master.

The Transcendentals: The power of a good heart turned toward God

During this Advent-Christmas Season, we remember Ebenezer Scrooge, the famous protagonist of Charles Dickens’ master literary work, “A Christmas Carol.”

State of the Campaign for June 2018

Since being installed as Bishop in 2003, I have been blessed to watch the Diocese of Phoenix grow. We have 117 parishes and missions which serve over 1.1 million Catholics.

Freedom’s need for guidance

“Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself but which he must obey. Its voice, ever calling...

What is Scandal? Part Two: Major Causes of Scandal in our day

In the previous edition of The Catholic Sun, we spoke about the “scandal” of the Cross of Christ, which is not a real scandal at all but rather “the power of God and the wisdom of God” (Cf. 1 Cor 1:7ff). Now, let us turn to true scandals that seriously impede others from doing what is right and achieving their eternal destiny in heaven.

Avances en la formación sacerdotal

En esta serie, me he estado enfocando en ciertos aspectos de los escándalos que la Iglesia ha sufrido durante los últimos 70 años.

Father, Doctor and Child: St. Anthony of Padua

He was happy to serve in relative obscurity since it left him time most days for private prayer and study, time to deepen his knowledge and love of Christ; but God had very different plans in mind.

Padre, Doctor y Niño: San Antonio de Padua

Él estaba feliz de servir en relativa oscuridad porque le dejaba tiempo casi todos los días para oración y el estudio privado, tiempo para profundizar en su conocimiento y amor de Cristo; pero una vez más Dios tenía planes muy diferentes en mente.

Los Trascendentales: El poder de un buen corazón vuelto hacia Dios

Durante estas Tiempos del Adviento y la Navidad, recordamos a Ebenezer Scrooge, el famoso protagonista de la obra literaria maestra de Charles Dickens, “Cuento de Navidad”. Tenía un objetivo en la vida: ganar mucho dinero.

La jornada inusual de Edith Stein

Por muchas buenas razones, se recuerda hoy día a Edith Stein y quizás ninguna razón es más importante que su constante búsqueda de la verdad y el amor.