St. Jude Hospice gains Catholic approval from Diocese of Phoenix

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted has granted St. Jude Hospice based in Clive, Iowa permission to identify itself as a Catholic institution. The organization delivers hospice care in Arizona, California and a smattering of Midwest states.

Catholic Cemeteries provide for unborn

To his mother and father, Adrian was their fifth child, their third who they hoped would live with them on earth. To the rest of the family and the cemetery that buried him, he was a baby.

The Eucharist: Source and summit of the faith

From its earliest days, the Church has taught that Jesus Christ is truly present in the Eucharist. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that the Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life,” containing “the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.”

Carricks bring ‘Living Our Catholic Creed’ to the masses

This week, Phoenix-area Catholics will be able to hear something that two local Catholics have toured the country sharing for 105 days.

Alan Gaxiola: A slow journey back to the faith

Alan Gaxiola works in an aluminum recycling plant in Goodyear to support his wife and three children. He also puts in plenty of hours working for the Church, leading others to faith in Christ. But it wasn’t always that way.

‘Charter’ report provides look back at 10 years of healing victims, protecting minors

In a new report, the Diocese of Phoenix illustrates the steps it has taken in its commitment to protect minors and to reach out to victims of clergy sexual abuse.

‘Confession Is Beautiful’ at St. Anne Parish

More than 200 St. Anne parishioners were on hand Oct. 3 to witness Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted bless their newly constructed confessionals.

Keeping the Sabbath: Serrano’s now closed Sundays

For more than three decades, the Serrano family has operated its Mexican food restaurants in the East Valley. Now, after much prayer and discernment, they have decided to close on Sundays to honor the Sabbath.

Phoenix sister opens respite center for the homeless

A web of community and individual relationships have helped realize the dream of Sr. Adele O’Sullivan, MD, to open Phoenix’s first medical respite center...

Missionary priest enlivens eucharistic adoration at parishes

A two-day mission at St. Joan of Arc Parish that focused on perpetual adoration served to ignite a renewed desire to spend time with...