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Catholic teaching on Communion applies to politicians who support abortion, too, bishop says

Catholic teaching sees the Eucharist as Christ’s transformative sacrifice on the cross and this Holy Communion must only be received... Read more

A toppled statue of the Virgin Mary outside St. Germaine Catholic Church in Prescott Valley, Ariz., Oct. 20, 2020.

Statues of Christ, Mary toppled outside parishes in New York, Arizona

Several religious statues— including two of Mary and one of Christ— outside Catholic churches were damaged in overnight attacks earlier... Read more

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix.

Bishop Olmsted: Fatherhood the 'mission of every man'

In a video message Thursday, Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix urged prayers for fathers ahead of Father's Day, saying that... Read more

How the Phoenix diocese is helping families celebrate Holy Week at home

Holy Week this year is going to look different for almost every Catholic in the United States.  Read more

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix. CNA file photo

With record number of seminarians, Phoenix diocese pledges support

With a record-high number of seminarians, the Diocese of Phoenix has dedicated more funds to support the formation of the... Read more

Phoenix Eucharistic retreat seeks to foster sacramental devotion

At the end of this month, the Diocese of Phoenix will host a retreat that aims to inspire devotion to... Read more

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix.

Sacraments are the best spiritual armor – Bishop Olmsted

In a Lenten reflection, Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix said spiritual war needs spiritual amor, and the best armor is... Read more

What can evangelize the world? A good Catholic school.

The Catholic school can be a missionary force to bring Christ to the world, the Bishop of Phoenix has said... Read more