Pastoral Letters from Bishop Olmsted

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Apóstoles de Misericordia

CARTA PASTORAL A LOS SACERDOTES DE LA DIOCESIS DE PHOENIX POR SU EXCELENCIA THOMAS J. OLMSTED SOBRE EL SACRAMENTO DE LA PENITENCIA Y RECONCILIACIÓN 25 de enero del 2013 En la Fiesta de la Conversión de San Pablo “La nueva evangelización, entonces, parte también del confesionario. O sea, parte del misterio encuentro entre el inagotable [...]

Apostles of Mercy

A Pastoral Letter to the Priests of the Diocese of Phoenix from the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted On the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation January 25, 2013, The Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul “The New Evangelization, therefore, also begins in the confessional, in the mysterious encounter between man's endless plea ... and [...]

Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally: “Freedom of Religion”

Following is the text of the remarks made by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted at the June 8, 2012, Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally in Phoenix: In the movie released a week ago, “For Greater Glory,” the leader of the campaign for religious freedom in Mexico, less than a century ago, General Enrique Gorostieta Velarde, [...]

Serving the Truth in Love

New Collaboration between ASU and the University of Mary Following is the text of the remarks made by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted during the March 1, 2012, news conference announcing the new partnership between the University of Mary and Arizona State University in Tempe: Good morning. It is an honor and a joy to be [...]

Serving Truth in the University

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, From the very inception of universities as centers of research and study, we see the presence of the Church. In places like Paris, Oxford and Padua, the Church fostered the university as “an academic community which, in a rigorous and critical fashion, assists in the protection and advancement of [...]

Covenant of Love: A pastoral letter from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

To the Faithful of the Diocese of Phoenix “The man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This is a great mystery. But I speak in reference to Christ and the Church.” — St. Paul to the Ephesians 5: 31-32 This “great [...]

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¿Por Qué Es Importante El Matrimonio Para La Iglesia Católica?

Una Declaración Pastoral De La Conferencia De Los Obispos Católicos De Arizona Un movimiento que crece en nuestro país, reforzado por recientes decisiones legales en algunos Estados y por acciones tomadas por gobiernos en otros países, favorece hacer las uniones de personas del mismo sexo el equivalente legal al matrimonio. En respuesta a este movimiento, [...]

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Why is Marriage Important to the Catholic Church?

A Pastoral Statement of the Arizona Catholic Conference Bishops A growing movement in our country, bolstered by recent legal decisions in some states as well as from government actions taken in several other countries, favors making same-sex unions the legal equivalent of marriage. In response to this movement, we believe Catholics and all citizens must [...]

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Ustedes Me Acogieron: Carta pastoral sobre la migración publicada en la Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

En la gran Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, contemplamos la imagen de María que ella nos dejó en la tilma de San Juan Diego en 1531. Su dulce rostro, tierno y sereno, nos invita a dejar atrás toda perspectiva, actitud y sentimiento que disminuya la dignidad y valor de personas que puedan ser diferentes [...]

You Welcomed Me: A Pastoral Letter on Migration Released on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

On the great Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we contemplate the image of Mary that she left on the tilma (mantle) of St. Juan Diego in 1531. Her gentle face, tender and serene, invites us to move beyond any perspectives, attitudes, and feelings that diminish the dignity and value of people who may be [...]