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About Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted is the bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix. He was installed as the fourth bishop of Phoenix on Dec. 20, 2003, and is the spiritual leader of the diocese's Catholics. Read More

Comforted by the Lord

Following is the prepared text from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s homily for the Mass of Healing and Reconciliation for Survivors of Abuse and their Families December 11, 2018 “Comfort, give comfort to my people... Speak tenderly to Jerusalem and proclaim to her that her…guilt is expiated.”

By |2018-12-12T10:18:06+00:00December 12th, 2018|Homilies from Bishop Olmsted|Comments Off on Comforted by the Lord

What God Has Joined

Following is the prepared text from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s homily for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time. October 7, 2018 …a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two shall become one flesh...Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate. Mark 10:2ff These words [...]

By |2018-10-09T11:54:01+00:00October 9th, 2018|Homilies from Bishop Olmsted|Comments Off on What God Has Joined

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Olmsted and Bishop Nevares Regarding Recent Abuse Scandals

We write you this day to express our own deep level of sadness and anger about the recent revelations surrounding Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and the newly released Pennsylvania Grand Jury report. These shameful and evil actions have harmed many innocent people, especially the young; and they are utterly inexcusable. This has also caused great pain, confusion and dismay among us all — laity, religious and clergy — who remain committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are sorry that you have had to endure this anguish.

By |2018-08-27T12:30:59+00:00August 17th, 2018|Exhortations, Letters and Columns from Bishop Olmsted|Comments Off on Pastoral Letter from Bishop Olmsted and Bishop Nevares Regarding Recent Abuse Scandals

Humanae Vitae: Trust the Truth

Humanae Vitae: Trust the Truth Following is the prepared text from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s talk to U.S. Diocesan Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Directors: July 30, 2018 Arthur Schopenhauer once wrote, “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident.” True enough. We can [...]

By |2018-10-09T11:51:08+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Homilies from Bishop Olmsted|Comments Off on Humanae Vitae: Trust the Truth