Sunday, December 5, 2021

Opinion

Is it still worth it to be a Catholic priest?

In 2002, I heard the call to become a priest. That was the year that the Boston Globe first ran articles about the clerical sex abuse crisis.

Be a Silver Lining to Those in Darkness

‘To honor the World Day of the Sick, let’s ask ourselves how we can help someone passing through this COVID storm.’

What Did Pope Francis Really say About the Death Penalty and Life Imprisonment?

The recent statement of Pope Francis on the death penalty and the use of prisons as punishment have been treated as revolutionary in the media at large. In fact, his words are revolutionary – precisely because they are exactly in line with what the Catholic Church and Popes before him have taught.

Opinion: “We Must Think About Our Relationship With God and Others”

Photo: Sr. Paul Gallagher leads the retreat group in song. Photo: Sr. Josephine Goebel, CSA The Lenten Retreat “To Turn Round Right” given by Sr. Paula Gallagher on April 5th at Sacred Heart Retreat House was a day of reflection. The...

Letter to the Editor: Benedict and the Conclave

Since the "abdication" of Pope Benedict XVI I have felt a gnawing need to stand up for Pope Benedict in particular, and for the Roman Catholic Church in general

Latest News

Diocese Adds 11 New Names to List of Credibly Accused Clergy

The new names are also included on lists from the Franciscan Province of St. John the Baptist and the Dioceses of Lafayette and Alexandria.

“My Faith Has Sustained Me”: Kathleen Bowman, Anti-Death Penalty Activist and Navajo Nation Public Defender

Bowman, educated at St. Michaels Indian School, sees no conflict between her Catholic faith and Navajo traditions.

Friday News Briefs: Fall Fiestas and Fundraisers Around the Diocese!

All the latest on fall fiestas, rosary rallies, AZ family conference, school golf fundraiser, and more!

AZ Bishops Urge Support for Hyde Amendment, Which Prevents Broad Federal Funding for Abortion

Preserving the Hyde Amendment and Protecting the Vulnerable

Meet the Diocese’s Two Newest Deacons

For Deacons Marty Smith and Ron Chavez, the ordination is the culmination of several years of study and service.