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About Diocese of Phoenix

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix is committed to helping the faithful encounter the living Christ through conversion, communion and solidarity. Led by the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, more than 1.1 million Catholics make this diverse, vibrant and faith-filled diocese their home. About Us | La Iglesia Católica Romana de la Diócesis de Phoenix esta comprometida a ayudar a los fieles encontrar el Cristo viviente a través de la conversión, la comunión y la solidaridad. Encabezada por el Muy Reverendo Thomas J. Olmsted, más de 1.1 millones Católicos viven en esta comunidad diversa, vibrante y llena de fe.

Statement from the Arizona Catholic Conference on the Passing of Sen. John McCain

John McCain is an American hero who served his country with the utmost admiration in both the Navy and the U.S. Senate. His patriotism and dedicated service will long be remembered for generations to come.

By |2018-08-27T14:48:31+00:00August 27th, 2018|News and Info|Comments Off on Statement from the Arizona Catholic Conference on the Passing of Sen. John McCain

Statement from Bishop Thomas Olmsted Regarding Archbishop Viganò’s Recent Testimony

"I ask that Archbishop Viganò’s testimony be taken seriously by all, and that every claim that he makes be investigated thoroughly. Many innocent people have been seriously harmed by clerics like Archbishop McCarrick; whoever has covered up these shameful acts must be brought to the light of day."

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Statement on the Death of Bishop Emeritus Thomas J. O’Brien

We are saddened to learn of the death of Bishop O’Brien, and we ask the faithful to join us in praying for the repose of his soul. May he know the love and mercy of Our Savior Jesus Christ.

By |2018-08-28T08:36:23+00:00August 26th, 2018|In the News|Comments Off on Statement on the Death of Bishop Emeritus Thomas J. O’Brien

Death of Bishop Thomas J. O’Brien

Bishop Thomas J. O’Brien, retired bishop of Phoenix, died this morning at 6:11 a.m. In his later years he had been suffering from ongoing health complications related to Parkinson’s disease. He was 82. Please pray for the repose of his soul, and may he rest in peace.

By |2018-08-26T17:59:36+00:00August 26th, 2018|In the News|Comments Off on Death of Bishop Thomas J. O’Brien

New Catholic High School in Far West Valley 
Hosts Grand Opening Event

Hundreds of Students, Families and Members of the Community to Attend Celebration Commemorating St. John Paul II Catholic High School Inaugural Academic Year.

By |2018-08-15T10:25:39+00:00August 13th, 2018|News and Info|Comments Off on New Catholic High School in Far West Valley 
Hosts Grand Opening Event

Pope Francis Names Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted As Apostolic Administrator of the Byzantine Eparchy of Phoenix

Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted, as the Apostolic Administrator Sede Plena of the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic eparchy of Phoenix. Bishop Olmsted will also retain his current Office as Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix.

By |2018-08-02T06:49:11+00:00August 1st, 2018|News and Info|Comments Off on Pope Francis Names Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted As Apostolic Administrator of the Byzantine Eparchy of Phoenix

Diocese of Phoenix Announces TLI’s Inaugural Graduating Class

PHOENIX (June 18, 2018) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix is pleased to announce the Tepeyac Leadership Initiative (TLI) 2018 Graduate Class. Thirty-four Catholic professionals are graduating June 20 as part of TLI’s first cohort, representing a wide range of fields, including the corporate, nonprofit, education, health, finance, and legal. TLI is a five-month [...]

By |2018-06-21T09:52:46+00:00June 18th, 2018|News and Info|Comments Off on Diocese of Phoenix Announces TLI’s Inaugural Graduating Class

Community Invited to Celebrate Three New Priests for Catholic Diocese of Phoenix

Deacons Frankie Cicero, 33, John Nahrgang, 38, and Vinhson Nguyen, 29, will be surrounded by hundreds of family, friends and supporters as they receive Holy Orders. They are among nearly 430 others who will become Catholic priests this year throughout the United States.

By |2018-06-07T10:27:45+00:00June 11th, 2018|News and Info|Comments Off on Community Invited to Celebrate Three New Priests for Catholic Diocese of Phoenix

Arizona Catholic Conference Bishops’ Statement on Religious Liberty Decision by the Supreme Court

June 4, 2018 (En Español) The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference stand in solidarity with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) regarding today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on religious liberty. Our country was founded by people who had tremendous respect and compassion for those seeking to live a life free of religious [...]

By |2018-06-05T08:15:30+00:00June 4th, 2018|News and Info|Comments Off on Arizona Catholic Conference Bishops’ Statement on Religious Liberty Decision by the Supreme Court