"I am heartbroken after seeing the photo of the father and his baby daughter who drowned crossing the Rio Grande. I join Pope Francis in expressing my deep sorrow. I unite with my brother bishops, Cardinal DiNardo and Bishop Vásquez, in calling upon the federal government not to turn a deaf ear to the cries of the families suffering in search of asylum in the United States."
In a major new document written for Catholics of the Diocese of Phoenix, Bishop Olmsted urges fathers and mothers to commit themselves and their families to a deeper relationship with Christ.
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.
On the feast of St. Joseph, March 19, 2016, Pope Francis issued his Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family — Amoris Laetitia in Latin, in English “The Joy of Love.” In this Apostolic Exhortation, there is much to move the heart and fire the imagination. Some parts are exceptionally beautiful and will leave you with a hunger for more as well as a desire to return to them often.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of Pope Paul VI's Encyclical Letter Humanae Vitae, On the Regulation of Birth, we are sharing this four-part series from Bishop Olmsted, "The Blessing of a Fruitful Life."
To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of Pope Paul VI's Encyclical Letter Humanae Vitae, On the Regulation of Birth, we are sharing this five-part series from Bishop Olmsted reflecting on what it means today, decades since its release.
Catholic schools, thanks be to God, are places of evangelization by assuring that all students have the basic Gospel message proclaimed to them, are confronted with a choice, and then given the freedom and help to make a response in faith. Faith comes from what is heard, thus students cannot respond to the Gospel until they have first heard it.
Promulgated on the Feast of the Archangels in 2015, Bishop Olmsted writes to inspire men to take on the challenges of our times by responding with prayer and holiness.
CARTA PASTORAL A LOS SACERDOTES DE LA DIOCESIS DE PHOENIX POR SU EXCELENCIA THOMAS J. OLMSTED SOBRE EL SACRAMENTO DE LA PENITENCIA Y RECONCILIACIÓN 25 de enero del 2013 En la Fiesta de la Conversión de San Pablo “La nueva evangelización, entonces, parte también del confesionario. O sea, parte del misterio encuentro entre el [...]
A Pastoral Letter to the Priests of the Diocese of Phoenix from the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted On the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation January 25, 2013, The Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul “The New Evangelization, therefore, also begins in the confessional, in the mysterious encounter between man's endless plea ... [...]