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 [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|In the News|Comments Off on V Encuentro Seeks Feedback From Catholic Latinos

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.

By | December 14th, 2016|News Releases and Statements|Comments Off on Diocese of Phoenix to Host Courage International’s ‘Truth and Love’ Conference

A Living Sacrifice to God

Following is the prepared text from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s homily for the Perpetual Profession of Holy Vows by Sr. John Mark Maria to the order of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration: December 12, 2016 “I wish only to comply with the desire of my soul to be united with Our Dear Savior Jesus [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Bishop Olmsted's Messages and Homilies|Comments Off on A Living Sacrifice to God

Office of Vocations releases series of video profiles on the priesthood

The Office of Vocations of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix is releasing a series of video profiles on the priesthood titled Sacerdote. The videos, which may be watched at youtube.com/mifecatolica, seek to encourage Hispanic families to open up to vocations to the priesthood. According to Fr. Paul Sullivan, Director of the Office of Vocations for the Diocese of Phoenix, “The importance of openness among Hispanic families to vocations to the priesthood and religious life is critical for vibrancy of the Church.”

By | October 5th, 2016|News Releases and Statements|Comments Off on Office of Vocations releases series of video profiles on the priesthood

Diócesis de Phoenix lanza serie de videos sobre el sacerdocio

La Oficina de Vocaciones de la Diócesis Católica y Romana de Phoenix ha lanzado hoy una serie de videos para internet titulados Sacerdote. Los videos buscan alentar a las familias hispanas a tener apertura hacia las vocaciones al sacerdocio y pueden ser vistos en youtube.com/mifecatolica. De acuerdo con el Padre Pablo Sullivan, Director de la Oficina de Vocaciones de la Diócesis de Phoenix, “La importancia de la apertura en las familias hispanas a las vocaciones al sacerdocio y la vida religiosa es crítica para la vitalidad de la Iglesia”.

By | October 5th, 2016|Español, News Releases and Statements|Comments Off on Diócesis de Phoenix lanza serie de videos sobre el sacerdocio

Terrible Beauty born in Suffering.

Following is the prepared text from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s homily for the closing Mass of the Oct. 1 "To the End of Love" Marriage Conference: October 1, 2016 “After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; and he saw his children, his grandchildren, and even his great grandchildren.” Job 42:17 Two days ago, [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|Bishop Olmsted's Messages and Homilies|Comments Off on Terrible Beauty born in Suffering.

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