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Statement from Bishop Olmsted on Vatican Summit

“As the bishops, religious and others from across the worldwide Church gather in Rome with Pope Francis for the Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church, I ask you to join me in prayer that the voices of survivors will be heard, that Church leadership will be filled with humility and contrition, and systems to protect children and vulnerable adults will be strengthened."

By |2019-02-20T14:52:55-07:00February 20th, 2019|News and Info|Comments Off on Statement from Bishop Olmsted on Vatican Summit

Statement on the Release of Names by the Jesuits West Province

Today the Jesuits West Province released the names of Jesuit priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. The list of names is part of a review of records dating back to 1950, which includes the names of Jesuits who were assigned in Arizona. Brophy College Preparatory made an announcement that none of the Jesuits whose names are listed have served at the school in at least the last two decades, and the school has no information regarding claims made against the priests on the list.

By |2018-12-07T16:51:34-07:00December 7th, 2018|News and Info|Comments Off on Statement on the Release of Names by the Jesuits West Province

Arizona Catholic Conference Bishops Statement Regarding Asylum Seekers at the U.S. Border

The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference wish to express their solidarity with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops statement dated November 14, 2018 regarding protection for the children and families from Central America arriving at the U.S./ Mexico border.

By |2018-11-21T11:13:03-07:00November 21st, 2018|News and Info|Comments Off on Arizona Catholic Conference Bishops Statement Regarding Asylum Seekers at the U.S. Border

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 |2018-08-27T14:48:31-07:00August 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."

By |2018-08-27T14:53:02-07:00August 27th, 2018|News and Info|Comments Off on Statement from Bishop Thomas Olmsted Regarding Archbishop Viganò’s Recent Testimony

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 |2018-08-15T10:25:39-07:00August 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 |2018-08-02T06:49:11-07:00August 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 |2018-06-21T09:52:46-07:00June 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 |2018-06-07T10:27:45-07:00June 11th, 2018|News and Info|Comments Off on Community Invited to Celebrate Three New Priests for Catholic Diocese of Phoenix