SCOTTSDALE — Parishioners of Blessed Sacrament, which turns 40 next summer, pulled together enough plans and finances in the last three to six months to move ahead with the latest building effort.
Two local pregnancy centers were recognized by the Texas-based Gladney Foundation for their work in promoting adoption.
After teaching at St. Theresa Catholic School for the past 32 years, self-professed third-grade teacher extraordinaire Melissa Allen is permanently turning in her grade book.
Couples from throughout the diocese gathered for the first St. Gerard Mass of Comfort and Hope May 3 at St. Mary’s Basilica. The diocesan Office of Natural Family Planning hosted the liturgy for all those affected by infertility. It happened to coincide with National Infertility Awareness Week.
The sacrament of Holy Orders is the culmination of years of study, prayer, sacrifice and dedication. Prior to entering seminary, the men go through a rigorous course of evaluations through the Vocations Office of the diocese.
Deacons Chris Axline and Kurt Perera will come together June 1 at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, where Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted will confer the sacrament of priestly ordination.
Fr. David Sanfilippo, vicar for priests for the Diocese of Phoenix, has announced the reassignment of local clergy. Most reassignments are effective July 1, but a couple took place immediately.
Pope Francis told 800 superiors of women's orders from around the world that the Catholic Church needs religious women and that religious women need to be in harmony with the faith and teachings of the church.
Listen to the Holy Spirit because he is giving people the good news that God loves them and can renew, purify and transform their lives, Pope Francis said.
Patience in the midst of trials and patiently putting up with other people are marks of Christian maturity, Pope Francis told ushers and other staff members of the office that cleans and repairs St. Peter's Basilica and watches over the millions of people who visit it each year.