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About Diocese of Phoenix

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix is committed to helping the faithful encounter the living Christ through conversion, communion and solidarity. Led by the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, more than 1.1 million Catholics make this diverse, vibrant and faith-filled diocese their home. About Us | La Iglesia Católica Romana de la Diócesis de Phoenix esta comprometida a ayudar a los fieles encontrar el Cristo viviente a través de la conversión, la comunión y la solidaridad. Encabezada por el Muy Reverendo Thomas J. Olmsted, más de 1.1 millones Católicos viven en esta comunidad diversa, vibrante y llena de fe.

Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference Statement on Immigration and Refugee Executive Orders

In light of recent and expected federal executive orders, the Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) reaffirm our commitment to accompanying and supporting the vulnerable in our society, including immigrants and refugees.

By | January 25th, 2017|News Releases and Statements|Comments Off on Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference Statement on Immigration and Refugee Executive Orders

V Encuentro on Arizona PBS ‘Horizonte’

Airdate: January 19, 2017 V Encuentro is a four year process geared to finding new ways to engage Hispanic Catholics. The process starts at the grass roots level and calls for development of resources and initiatives to better serve the Hispanic population. Dr. Maria Romo Chavira, chancellor for the Diocese of Phoenix gives us more details [...]

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Catholic High School Ground Breaking Scheduled For Friday

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix plans to break ground on a new high school Friday in Avondale. St. John Paul II High School will be the first Catholic high school in the far West Valley, when it opens in 2018. Read more.

By | January 23rd, 2017|In the News|Comments Off on Catholic High School Ground Breaking Scheduled For Friday

V Encuentro Seeks Feedback From Catholic Latinos

Sacred Heart Catholic Church is simple but cozy. Most members prefer to worship in Spanish. So it’s no surprise that the image La Virgen de Guadalupe by the altar is the same size as the one of Jesus Christ. The south Phoenix parish has always been predominantly Latino, a noun that lumps together people from [...]

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St. John Paul II High School Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for Friday, Jan. 27

The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, invites the community to a special groundbreaking event at 10 a.m., Jan. 27, to celebrate the next step in establishing St. John Paul II Catholic High School, the first Catholic high school to serve the growing number of Catholic students and families in the far West Valley.

By | January 17th, 2017|News Releases and Statements|Comments Off on St. John Paul II High School Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for Friday, Jan. 27

How Hispanics are shaping the Catholic church

Bishop: Latinos now comprise a majority of Phoenix parishioners, and the church is growing largely due to immigration. The Catholic Church in Arizona has been defined by priests and missionaries from around the world. But in the 21st century, the explosive growth of Hispanics is shaping the foundation of this faith. On Dec. 2, Catholics in Phoenix celebrated [...]

By | December 27th, 2016|In the News|Comments Off on How Hispanics are shaping the Catholic church

Diocese of Phoenix to Host Courage International’s ‘Truth and Love’ Conference

The Diocese of Phoenix and Courage International will host the upcoming Truth and Love conference. The goal is to offer sound practical and pastoral guidance on the topics of homosexuality and sexual identity. The event, Jan. 9–11, 2017, at St. Paul Parish in Phoenix, is the third of its kind. Previous educational conferences organized by Courage and various co-sponsors have been held in Detroit and Rome.

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A Phoenix bishop’s plea to voters and politicians: no votes for abortion

Catholics should be consistent in public life and need to make protecting innocent life a serious political priority, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix has said in the latest edition of his booklet on the duties of Catholic voters and politicians.

By | September 20th, 2016|In the News|Comments Off on A Phoenix bishop’s plea to voters and politicians: no votes for abortion

Sainthood for Mother Teresa! Listen to a reflection and prayer from Bishop Olmsted

Listen to Bishop Olmsted's reflection on Saint Mother Teresa

By | September 2nd, 2016|Audio, Bishop Olmsted's Messages and Homilies|Comments Off on Sainthood for Mother Teresa! Listen to a reflection and prayer from Bishop Olmsted

¡La santidad de Madre Teresa! Escuchar a la reflexión y la oración del Obispo Olmsted

Escuchar a la reflexión y la oración del Obispo Olmsted.

By | September 2nd, 2016|Audio, Bishop Olmsted's Messages and Homilies, Español|Comments Off on ¡La santidad de Madre Teresa! Escuchar a la reflexión y la oración del Obispo Olmsted