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Gas chamber at the Wyoming Frontier Prison in Rawlins

Arizona bishops 'very concerned' about possible executions - including by gas chamber

Jun 8, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Arizona bishops are “very concerned” that the state could resume executions this fall – including the possibility of executions by... Read more

Diocese of Phoenix seminar stresses conscience formation ahead of election

Oct 1, 2020

Ahead of the U.S. presidential election, the Diocese of Phoenix is hosting its biennial legislative seminar encouraging Catholics to form... Read more

Statue of Eusebio Keno, Phoenix, Arizona.

Pope Francis recognizes 'Padre Kino,' Arizona's missionary priest

Jul 11, 2020

Pope Francis recognized the life of Servant of God Eusebio Kino, S.J., as one of heroic virtue on Saturday. Kino, an... Read more

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Arizona bishops welcome tuition break for undocumented students

Aug 23, 2019

Arizona’s Catholic bishops issued a statement Thursday in support of a change in policy that will offer a discounted tuition... Read more

Migrants from Honduras on their way to the United States July 10, 2019.

Ariz. Catholic agency hopes to house asylum seekers in unused detention center

Jul 11, 2019

A Catholic agency in Tucson, Arizona is hoping to transform an unused portion of a juvenile detention center into housing... Read more

Ariz. legislature adopts resolution calling pornography a public health crisis

May 8, 2019

The Arizona legislature has passed a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis and a danger to mental and physical... Read more

Arizona lawmakers seek to declare porn a public health crisis

Feb 13, 2019

An Arizona legislator has introduced a resolution that would declare pornography to be a public health crisis in the state.  Read more

DIY execution? Arizona’s 'bizarre' new death penalty policy

Feb 15, 2017

It’s an odd time for death in the United States.  Read more

United States Supreme Court, January 12, 2015.

Which way to church? Supreme Court weighs directions for roadside signs

Jan 14, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court is scrutinizing an Arizona town’s restrictions on church signs that critics say intentionally discriminate against houses... Read more

Lethal injection room, New Mexico State Pen.

Ariz. inmate's grueling execution lamented as preventable

Jul 29, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Not only could the nearly two-hour execution of an Arizona inmate last week have been avoided, but the number of... Read more

Young priest's murder shocks, grieves Arizona community

Jun 12, 2014

A 28-year-old priest was shot and killed, and another critically wounded, at a Catholic church in Phoenix Wednesday night.  Read more