St. Mary-Basha Catholic School Receives AED Grant

Last year, millions of people around the world watched in disbelief as Damar Hamlin, a professional football player for the NFL's Buffalo Bills, experienced Sudden Cardiac...

‘It’s worth it all:’ Diocese’s Prison Ministry head hosts final Thanksgiving dinner for ex-inmates,...

PHOENIX --- Men from the south-central Phoenix area, including many who have served prison time for criminal offenses, gathered with their families and friends...

Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit help to restore hope at monthly healing Masses

Incense filled St. John the Baptist Mission Church in Laveen like prayers lifting to Heaven. The congregation had just received Jesus in the Eucharist and belted out songs of praise to the Lord, but also songs of longing to be healed, putting their trust in the Divine Physician. Everyone made their way to the front of the church where three Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit laid their hands on people’s heads, sending prayers of healing to Heaven. Those who’d already been prayed over raised their hands in praise while others wiped away stray tears. It was a moment of vulnerability, of individuals sharing with the Lord deep desires on their hearts for healing.

NEWS BRIEF: Br. Scott Slattum passes away

It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing into eternal life of our beloved Br. Scott Slattum, OFM, who served at St. Mary’s Basilica in downtown Phoenix since 2017 and recently was named Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Phoenix, in addition to his work at the Basilica. Sadly, Br. Scott had a fatal heart attack Sunday evening.

NEWS BRIEF: Paul Mulligan receives prestigious award at Arizona Interfaith Movement’s Golden Rule Banquet

Each year Arizona Interfaith Movement honors individuals, businesses, organizations, and youth who exemplify the Golden Rule – treating others as you would like to be treated – in their lives and in our community. Catholic Charities President and CEO, Paul Mulligan, accepted the Darl Andersen Honoree award at the November 9th Golden Rule Banquet award ceremony held at the Mesa Convention Center.

Mary teaches Christians to be ‘missionary disciples,’ pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A Catholic pilgrimage, especially a pilgrimage to Marian shrines, should help people grow in their commitment to be missionary disciples, Pope Francis said. Meeting pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Ozamiz, Philippines, Nov. 17, the pope said their visits to shrines in Europe dedicated to Mary should remind them that "being followers of Jesus always involves listening to his word, meditating on it in our hearts and then bringing that word to others," Mary did when she visited her cousin Elizabeth.

Faithful should embrace silence, communication with God, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Long moments of silence and listening to God's Word are some of the many lessons contemplative women can give other Catholics, Pope Francis said. "In this world that is always full -- of things, words, news, a whole industry of external communication -- interior communication, in silence, is so necessary," he said during an audience at the Vatican Nov. 16. He spoke to people taking part in an international conference sponsored by the Pontifical International Marian Academy on the Venerable María de Jesús de Ágreda.

Raymond Arroyo brings classic family Christmas concert to the Phoenix Orpheum, Saturday November 25

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NEWS BRIEF: 18th Annual Bill Folz Memorial Golf for Vocations Tournament sets record

The 18th Annual Bill Folz Memorial Golf for Vocations Tournament, held Thursday morning at Legacy Golf Club in Phoenix, set a record for dollars raised to support vocations to the priesthood in the Diocese of Phoenix.

Christ in Our Neighborhood ‘Movie Night’ draws hundreds

Catholics from around the Diocese of Phoenix packed into the downtown Diocesan Pastoral Center Friday, Nov. 10, for Movie Night with Christ in Our Neighborhood. Bishop Dolan, who designed the weekly Scripture study program for small groups, was on hand to encourage the faithful to further communion around the Word of God. Sebastian Gomes, America Media documentarian, showed a 20-minute clip about Catholic parish life that featured St. Mary and St. Juan Diego Parish in Chandler. From live music to folkloric dancing, group discussion and a demonstration of how to use the Christ in Our Neighborhood website, the bilingual event was well-received and helped participants gear up for the Dec. 2 Honor Your Mother Mass and procession.