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Catholic drug rehabilitation facility begins to take shape in Arizona

Jul 25, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Kevin Starrs, vice president of the Kolbe Mission, says he noticed the absence of rehab facilities built specifically for Catholics.  Read more

The Diocese of Phoenix is offering the sacraments and free sacramentals — as well as information on Sunday Mass times and locations — to pedestrians in the city on the days leading up to the NFL Super Bowl, which is Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Arizona.

Diocese of Phoenix hits the streets to evangelize during Super Bowl LVII week

Feb 10, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Volunteers are setting up outside the arena to hand out sacramentals like rosaries and miraculous medals, in addition to informational... Read more


Catholics with mental health struggles aren’t alone, Phoenix bishop says

Sep 24, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholics who struggle with mental illness, and their loved ones who want to help them, will soon find more formal... Read more

Cristofer Pereyra is the CEO of Tepeyac Leadership, Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona.

This leadership expert is guiding faithful Catholics from the pew to the boardroom

Jul 3, 2022

By Shannon Mullen, Maisy Sullivan

Meet the founder of the Tepeyac Leadership Institute, Cristofer Pereyra. Read more

Bishop John P. Dolan, an auxiliary bishop of San Diego, will begin his assignment as bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix in August 2022

Pope Francis appoints San Diego auxiliary to lead Phoenix diocese

Jun 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop John P. Dolan succeeds Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. Read more


Despite new law allowing hospital clergy visits, some Arizona patients can still face difficulties

Mar 4, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A new Arizona law strengthened the ability of hospital patients to receive clergy visitors, but reports that some patients still... Read more


Phoenix priest who botched baptisms for decades apologizes, seeks to make amends

Feb 7, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A Catholic priest in Phoenix has apologized, asked forgiveness, and resigned as parish pastor after a determination that he had... Read more

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

Apr 6, 2021

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

Oct 22, 2020

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'

Jun 21, 2020

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

Apr 4, 2020

By Mary Farrow

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

May 20, 2019

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

Mar 24, 2019

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

Mar 21, 2018

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.

Mar 16, 2017

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