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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

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

Bishop to ordain four to priesthood June 11, three to transitional diaconate May 29

For four men of the Diocese of Phoenix, June 11 will mark a day of both ending and new beginnings. That’s because their years of seminary study and formation are over. They’ll enter St. Thomas Aquinas Parish that day as transitional deacons and leave as ordained priests after Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted imposes hands on them.

By | June 8th, 2016|In the News, News Releases and Statements|Comments Off on Bishop to ordain four to priesthood June 11, three to transitional diaconate May 29

Cuatro hombres serán ordenados al sacerdocio el 11 de junio, tres al diaconado transitorio el 29 de mayo

Para cuatro hombres de la Diócesis de Phoenix, el 11 de junio marcará un día de finales y nuevos comienzos. Esto es debido a que sus años de estudio y formación en el seminario han concluido. Entrarán en la Parroquia Santo Tomás de Aquino ese día como diáconos transitorios y saldrán como sacerdotes ordenados después de que el Obispo Thomas J. Olmsted imponga las manos sobre ellos.

By | June 8th, 2016|Español, In the News, News Releases and Statements|Comments Off on Cuatro hombres serán ordenados al sacerdocio el 11 de junio, tres al diaconado transitorio el 29 de mayo

CBS Evening News: Arizona nun helps children tackle obesity

Sister Martha Mary Carpenter of the Saint Peter Mission School in central Arizona is working with the children of the Gila River Indian community to fight childhood obesity. The Gila River Indian community is considered by the National Institutes of Health to be one of the most obese communities in America. CBS News correspondent Don Dahler has more.

By | May 2nd, 2016|In the News|Comments Off on CBS Evening News: Arizona nun helps children tackle obesity

Car seats will be blessed at one of four giveaway sites

“Catholic priests bless objects as a way of asking God to watch over those who would use or benefit from the use of those objects. The blessing of a car seat is a prayer asking God to watch over the life of the child who will be using that car seat,” said Cristofer Pereyra, director of the Hispanic Mission Office at the Catholic Diocese.

By | February 19th, 2016|In the News|Comments Off on Car seats will be blessed at one of four giveaway sites

A Bishop Speaks to the Men of His Flock

Bishop Thomas Olmsted discusses his recently released exhortation to Catholic men and the particular challenges he sees facing men of faith today Last fall Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix released Into the Breach: An Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men, inviting Catholic men to return to an active practice of their faith and re-assume their roles [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|In the News|Comments Off on A Bishop Speaks to the Men of His Flock

Editorial: Called to battle

A father’s spirituality is critical to a strong and faithful family life When Bishop Thomas Olmsted set out to communicate with his “spiritual sons in the Diocese of Phoenix” last September, it’s hard to know if he anticipated the response that he received. In a few short months, his document, “Into the Breach: An Apostolic [...]

By | January 6th, 2016|In the News|Comments Off on Editorial: Called to battle

Film, document from Phoenix challenges men to go ‘Into the Breach’

Apostolic exhortation on the role of men as spiritual leaders has gained in popularity around the globe Last September, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix published “Into the Breach: An Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men,” which calls men to return to an active practice of their faith and re-assume their roles as fathers in society. [...]

By | January 6th, 2016|In the News|Comments Off on Film, document from Phoenix challenges men to go ‘Into the Breach’