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Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix. CNA file photo.

Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix encourages vaccination, supports conscience exemptions through employers

Aug 28, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix said on Friday that he encourages the faithful to prayerfully consider getting... Read more

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix celebrates Mass with members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Region XIII at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls on Feb. 12, 2020, during their ad limina visit

Phoenix bishop warns of ‘deadly apathy’ of silence on pro-abortion Catholic politicians

May 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

The bishop of Phoenix this week supported a recent letter from the archbishop of San Francisco stating that Catholics cooperating... 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

"Into the Breach" video series. Video screenshot.

Video series echoes Bishop Olmsted's call 'into the breach'

Sep 8, 2020

A video series encouraging men to spiritual and moral leadership of their families will be broadcast this week, based upon... 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

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. CNA file photo.

Catholics cannot remain indifferent to racism, Phoenix bishop says

Jun 9, 2020

Catholics have a key part to play— in cooperation with God’s grace— in overcoming racism, the bishop of Phoenix said... Read more

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix. CNA file photo.

Phoenix bishop calls for 'humility and courage' to face difficult years ahead

Nov 27, 2019

The Church must face the fallout of the abuse scandal with humility and courage, Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix has... Read more

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix delivers the keynote address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., April 23, 2019.

Now is the time to defend the truth, Phoenix bishop says at prayer breakfast

Apr 23, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix called on a gathering of the nation’s Catholic leaders to stand up to the heresies... Read more

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, April 23, 2019.

National Catholic Prayer Breakfast hears call for 'Catholic great awakening'

Apr 23, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The National Catholic Prayer Breakfast heard an uncompromising call to holiness and the defense of every human life Tuesday, with... Read more

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix.

Bishop Olmsted finds roots of abuse scandal in poor priestly formation

Feb 28, 2019

In face of the sex abuse scandals in the Church, Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix issued a column this month... Read more

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix, who was appointed apostolic administrator of the Ruthenian eparchy of Phoenix Aug. 1, 2018.

Bishop Olmsted named apostolic administrator of Arizona-based Byzantine eparchy

Aug 1, 2018

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix was named Wednesday as apostolic administrator sede plena of the Byzantine rite eparchy which is... 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