Bishop John Dolan returned Tuesday from his 12-day trip to Africa as a member of the USCCB subcommittee on the “Church in Africa.” Bishop Dolan made visits to Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya to review programs supported by the USCCB, his first-ever trip to Africa. He was joined by Fritz Zuger, a consultant to the subcommittee, on their three nations visit in Africa.
As the new academic year begins, six Catholic schools in the Diocese of Phoenix welcome new leaders. Leslie Barasha hails from the East coast, growing...
By Dr. MaryRuth Hackett, Together Let Us Go Forth ~ Juntos Sigamos Adelante Magazine When I converted to Catholicism, it seemed that everyone wanted to...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Christians must stand firm in their faith but that is not the same as being rigid and unwilling to bend out of compassion for another, Pope Francis said. God is love and "the one who loves does not remain rigid. Yes, they stand firm, but not rigid; they do not remain rigid in their own positions, but allow themselves to be moved and touched," the pope said Aug. 20 before reciting the midday Angelus prayer with an estimated 10,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In a world suffering from an "epidemic of enmity," Christians can offer healing by recognizing each person as a child of God and reaching out in friendship, said a top Vatican official, writing on behalf of Pope Francis.
PHOENIX -- For the family or friends of an individual who dies by suicide, the pain, grief and despair can be devastating. Without a spiritual and emotional support system, the anguish can be compounded with a deep sense of loneliness.
In remembrance of those individuals served by Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Homes in July 2023
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Having faith does not mean there will be no difficulties in life, either for individuals or for the church as a whole, Pope Francis said, but it does mean knowing that Jesus is there to give courage and to defeat evil.
Eduardo and Sara Alvarez had already planned to attend the feast day celebration for Blessed Michael McGivney on Aug. 13 at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix. But what was originally meant to celebrate and venerate the founder of the Knights of Columbus became a prayer for his intercession for their son, Eduardo, Jr., who was born premature the previous Monday, Aug. 7, and was still in the NICU.
The Catholic Community Foundation Awards $396,000 In Scholarships to local students Tempe, Ariz. – The Catholic Community Foundation held their annual Scholarship Award Ceremony on August 5,...