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 [...]
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.
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.
In order to better educate voters the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) has just released its 2016 Voter’s Guide for the upcoming Primary Election.
Con el objetivo de educar mejor a los votantes, la Conferencia Católica de Arizona (ACC, por sus siglas en inglés) ha publicado su Guía para los Votantes 2016 correspondiente a las próximas elecciones primarias.
Statement from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares on Police Officer Shootings in Dallas
We are stunned and heartbroken over the tragically violent events that occurred in Dallas Thursday night, and we implore the Arizona community to join us in praying for those law enforcement officers whose lives were lost, for the police officers and civilians who were injured, and for the two men killed earlier in the week in officer-related shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and in a suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference oppose the campaign to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Arizona because it is harmful to both children and families in Arizona.
Declaración de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Arizona en Oposición a la Legalización de la Marihuana para Uso Recreativo
Los obispos de la Conferencia Católica de Arizona se oponen a la campaña para legalizar el uso recreativo de la marihuana en Arizona por considerarla dañina tanto para los niños como para las familias de Arizona.