Terrible Beauty born in Suffering.

Following is the prepared text from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s homily for the closing Mass of the Oct. 1 "To the End of Love" Marriage Conference: October 1, 2016 “After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; and he saw his children, his grandchildren, and even his great grandchildren.” Job 42:17 Two days ago, [...]

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A Phoenix bishop’s plea to voters and politicians: no votes for abortion

Catholics should be consistent in public life and need to make protecting innocent life a serious political priority, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix has said in the latest edition of his booklet on the duties of Catholic voters and politicians.

By | September 20th, 2016|In the News|Comments Off on A Phoenix bishop’s plea to voters and politicians: no votes for abortion

Sainthood for Mother Teresa! Listen to a reflection and prayer from Bishop Olmsted

Listen to Bishop Olmsted's reflection on Saint Mother Teresa

By | September 2nd, 2016|Audio, Bishop Olmsted's Messages and Homilies|Comments Off on Sainthood for Mother Teresa! Listen to a reflection and prayer from Bishop Olmsted

¡La santidad de Madre Teresa! Escuchar a la reflexión y la oración del Obispo Olmsted

Escuchar a la reflexión y la oración del Obispo Olmsted.

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Guía de la ACC para los Votantes rumbo a las elecciones primarias 2016, disponible ya en línea

Con el objetivo de educar mejor a los votantes, la Conferencia Católica de Arizona (ACC, por sus siglas en inglés) ha publicado su Guía para los Votantes 2016 correspondiente a las próximas elecciones primarias.

By | August 3rd, 2016|Español, News Releases and Statements|Comments Off on Guía de la ACC para los Votantes rumbo a las elecciones primarias 2016, disponible ya en línea

Statement from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares on Police Officer Shootings in Dallas

We are stunned and heartbroken over the tragically violent events that occurred in Dallas Thursday night, and we implore the Arizona community to join us in praying for those law enforcement officers whose lives were lost, for the police officers and civilians who were injured, and for the two men killed earlier in the week in officer-related shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and in a suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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Loving God first

Neither Thomas More nor John Fisher wanted to be martyrs. They wanted to be friends of God and to be faithful to those whom God gave them to love: as a husband and father, lawyer and chancellor of England, or as a bishop and servant of the flock entrusted to his care. Both of them sought to be, as Thomas More put it, “the king’s good servant but God’s first.”

By | June 30th, 2016|Bishop Olmsted's Messages and Homilies|Comments Off on Loving God first