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Gas chamber at the Wyoming Frontier Prison in Rawlins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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