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Our Sunday Visitor: Dioceses defying the statistics

As Catholics in the U.S., it’s impossible to ignore the statistics. For decades, participation in the Church has been shrinking. More U.S. Catholics have fallen away: In a 2018 survey from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University, 26.1 million said they were raised Catholic but no longer identify with the [...]

By |2019-08-09T10:08:25-07:00August 9th, 2019|In the News|Comments Off on Our Sunday Visitor: Dioceses defying the statistics

Bishop Olmsted’s Address to the 2019 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

  Bishop Olmsted’s Address to the 2019 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Following are Bishop Olmsted’s prepared remarks from the 2019 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. April 23, 2019   “Christ is risen! He is truly risen!” This traditional greeting of Eastern Christians seems especially fitting on this third day of Easter 2019. For the [...]

By |2019-07-18T15:51:45-07:00April 29th, 2019|In the News|Comments Off on Bishop Olmsted’s Address to the 2019 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

In new interview, Bishop Olmsted talks about sex abuse in the Catholic Church

In a recent interview, the Most Rev. Thomas Olmsted, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix and leader of 1.2 million Catholics, opens up about the state of the Catholic Church and the positive work that’s being done in the community locally, as the Phoenix Diocese is one of the fastest growing dioceses in the United States.

By |2019-04-25T14:34:23-07:00March 1st, 2019|In the News|Comments Off on In new interview, Bishop Olmsted talks about sex abuse in the Catholic Church

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 |2019-04-25T14:43:50-07:00August 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 |2019-05-01T09:10:41-07:00August 26th, 2018|In the News|Comments Off on Death of Bishop Thomas J. O’Brien

Meet Dr. Maria R. Chavira of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix in Central Phoenix

In the News: Dr. Chavira has served the Diocese of Phoenix as the Chancellor since 2013. In her role as the Chancellor, she assists the bishop in the oversight of the official archives of the Diocese of Phoenix in accord with Canon Law. Dr. Chavira also assists in planning and is a key member of the administrative leadership staff of the bishop, giving counsel in various ecclesial, communication, and business matters.

By |2019-04-25T14:54:45-07:00May 31st, 2018|In the News|Comments Off on Meet Dr. Maria R. Chavira of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix in Central Phoenix

Phoenix Business Journal: Catholic Diocese of Phoenix launches first-ever $100M campaign

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix is launching its first-ever $100 million campaign to keep up with the community's rapid growth.

By |2019-04-25T15:02:15-07:00September 14th, 2017|In the News|Comments Off on Phoenix Business Journal: Catholic Diocese of Phoenix launches first-ever $100M campaign

Arizona Republic: Phoenix diocese launches $100 million fundraising campaign

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix has embarked on a $100 million fundraising campaign over the next three years to support religious-education initiatives, build schools, assist people in need and strengthen parishioners' ties to the church.

By |2019-04-25T15:01:52-07:00September 14th, 2017|In the News|Comments Off on Arizona Republic: Phoenix diocese launches $100 million fundraising campaign

St. Patrick’s Day Dispensation

In view of the fact that St. Patrick's Day this year falls on a Friday of Lent, I hereby grant a dispensation from the Church's law of abstinence for all in the Diocese of Phoenix. I also request that all who avail themselves of this dispensation perform some other work of penance, for example: [...]

By |2019-04-25T15:11:17-07:00February 15th, 2017|In the News|Comments Off on St. Patrick’s Day Dispensation

Church breaks ground on new Catholic school in West Valley

From KTAR.com: Ground was broken on a new Catholic high school in the West Valley during a ceremony on Friday. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted was joined by parents and future students of the St. John Paul II Catholic High School in the groundbreaking ceremony that took place near the intersection of Thomas and Litchfield [...]

By |2019-04-25T15:12:22-07:00January 31st, 2017|In the News|Comments Off on Church breaks ground on new Catholic school in West Valley