Statement from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares Regarding the Orlando Mass Shootings

We join the Holy Father in encouraging the faithful to pray for the victims, families and first responders for those involved in the tragic events of the Orlando mass shootings. We express our profound condolences for the victims of this senseless act of terror. May all those involved know the compassion and mercy of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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St John Paul II Catholic High School Ground Blessing and Sign Unveiling

Students, families and community leaders joined Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted as he blessed the grounds and unveiled the sign marking the new St. John Paul II Catholic High School. The high school will serve the far West Valley and will open in 2018.

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Community Invited to Attend Special Event Celebrating New Catholic High School in Far West Valley

The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, invites the community to a special event at 10 a.m., April 5, 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.

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La comunidad está invitada a asistir a un evento especial celebrando una nueva escuela secundaria católica en el oeste lejano de Phoenix

El Reverendísimo Thomas J. Olmsted, Obispo de la Diócesis Católica Romana de Phoenix, invita a la comunidad a un evento especial a las 10 a.m. el 5 de abril para celebrar el próximo paso que establecerá la Escuela Secundaria Católica de San Juan Pablo II, la primera secundaria católica que servirá al número creciente de estudiantes y familias en el oeste lejano de Phoenix.

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Seeking the living Jesus Christ — Easter 2016

When the Lord Jesus rose from the dead, He left behind burial cloths in the empty tomb. These are not proof that Jesus rose from the dead, but they reminded Peter of Jesus’ promise, repeated on three separate occasions, that the Son of Man would suffer greatly, be put to death and on the third day rise from the dead.

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God reigns from the Cross — Good Friday 2016

To reveal the depths of His love for us, Jesus transformed the most horrifying instrument of torture into the perfect instrument of His mercy. He did this by using His freedom to love. At every moment of His suffering and death on the Cross, Jesus acted freely. He embraced His suffering, without compulsion by anyone or anything. He offered to His Father, from the Cross, the gift of redeeming the world.

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