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Nazareth House to Form Seminarians in Phoenix

The Charity and Development Appeal supports more than 70 educational, charitable and spiritual organizations which counsel, feed clothe, house, educate and comfort those in need throughout the four counties in the Diocese of Phoenix. This story by Tony Gutiérrez was originally published in The Catholic Sun, the newspaper of the Diocese [...]

Catholic Charities helps veterans get back on their feet

Several months ago, Richard, an Army veteran, had no housing and was camping in the woods after he left his job to take care of his father in Utah who had cancer. He had returned to Northern Arizona for a job that fell through, and he didn’t have the money he needed for a down payment and first and last month’s rent on an apartment without steady employment.

Catholic Crisis Pregnancy Centers Save Lives, Provide Women with Hope

For Celeste and her husband of 17 years, the thought of having another child was too much for them to bear. With several other children, the family was going through a tough time two years ago and didn’t have a place to live. They often spent the night in their truck.

CDA Helps Native American Students Afford Catholic Education

This story by Lisa Dahm was originally published in The Catholic Sun, the newspaper of the Diocese of Phoenix. At St. Peter Indian Mission School in Bapchule, Patricia Brown spends many hours each year helping families fill out scholarship forms to cover the school’s $5,000 per student tuition. “It is more on paper than [...]

FSL helps adults age with grace, uplifts caregivers too

Following advice from a support group, Vivian Sarsam decided to take her 86-year-old husband, Muntaz, to Tempe Adult Day Health Services Center two years ago. The couple has been married for more than 50 years, and she said it was difficult at first to leave her husband, a retired engineer who once spoke several languages, with anyone. She quickly grew to trust the faith-based center, and now her husband goes to the “senior center” twice a week for about five hours a day and is picked up at their house by a paratransit program. Despite his cognitive health issues, he is living a full life through the day center and with the help of his wife, friends and family.

CDA Supports Formation for all Those Discerning Vocations to Priesthood, Married Life

This story by Gina Keating was originally published in The Catholic Sun, the newspaper of the Diocese of Phoenix. When Catherine and Michael Clancy were engaged last year they had an unusual request for wedding guests. “We asked them to donate to the Charity and Development Appeal. We had everything we needed,” Michael said. [...]

CDA Funds Faith Formation, Sacramental Preparation in Parishes

This story by Gina Keating was originally published in The Catholic Sun, the newspaper of the Diocese of Phoenix. Systematic catechesis falls largely on parishes through its religious education programs that teach the Catholic faith to all. This effort to pass on the teachings of the Catholic Church is supported each year through generous [...]

Faith Formation for all ages Supported by CDA

This story by Gina Keating was originally published in The Catholic Sun, the newspaper of the Diocese of Phoenix. When it was suggested to Darren Handy that he take formation classes through Kino, he needed to consider the cost. For anyone working or volunteering in parish ministry, the cost doesn’t always imply money. “There’s [...]