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Morning Star OB/GYN has broadened the services it offers to women with the opening of a new facility in Gilbert.
Like many college students, the Rev. Dan Vanyo stopped going to church as a young adult navigating life out on his own.
Classes stopped at St. Timothy Catholic School in Mesa for a few moments last week as students and staff watched televisions, awaiting for the announcement of a new pope.
The Diocese of Phoenix is denying a report that the Roman Catholic bishop of Phoenix is headed to the Vatican.
Ben Andrew could have taken an easier route, but it just isn’t his mindset.
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Save a mother’s life or save the ideals of a church? Which is more important? According to Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, the church is superior. A hospital shouldn’t be punished for doing its job — saving lives — even if it goes against the doctrines of the church. Not all people who seek treatment at Catholic hospitals are of the Catholic faith; even employees need not be Catholic. Putting everyone under one umbrella is wrong. If one goes to a hospital to be treated, it’s expected the best care is provided, not substandard care because of moral guidelines. When is it moral to leave people to die when life-saving treatment could have been provided, all because some Bishop, not directly associated with the hospital, decrees it to be left untreated? Catholic Healthcare West (now Dignity Health) and St. Joseph’s have nicely received $100 million a year from the government. Taxpayers are paying hospitals to not perform their duties? Catholic hospitals provide 15 percent of hospital beds in America, and hospital mergers are increasing these numbers. The government is paying a fair share of costs for all these hospitals. The government shouldn’t be investing taxpayers’ money into institutions that refuse to provide the care people need.
The Roman Catholic church will ordain the first auxiliary bishop for the diocese of Phoenix at a special mass next week.
Former Phoenix archdiocese vicar general Dale Fushek, right, is seen with Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, left, in a 2003 file photo.
National Education Conference this weekend
The Phoenix Catholic Diocese announced Tuesday that former Monsignor Dale Fushek has been defrocked. The Vatican removed Fushek from his right to exercise the functions of the priesthood.
One of Brother Joe Schwab's aims as executive director of the Franciscan Renewal Center, commonly called the Casa, has been to get people to better appreciate the work and mission of St. Francis of Assisi and the labors and ministry of his religious order, the Franciscans.
Gilbert has no shortage of kids and some experts say the town won't have a shortage of pediatric beds any longer either.
BLESSING FOR WARD: Deacon Dick Petersen, left, assists Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix in blessing the Lund Family Pediatric and Adolescent Unit at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center on Tuesday.
Mesa church opens ramp park: Velda Rose United Methodist Church, 5540 E. Main St., Mesa, has established a free ramp park for bikers, skateboarders, skaters and scooters.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix now almost routinely puts me way up in the balcony when I cover special ticketed events at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix, even when they know, in advance, I am coming.
The Catholic Diocese of Phoenix today will ordain its largest class of new priests in 14 years. It ties the six ordained in 1994.
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is not your mother’s or father’s old catechism. Rejecting the teaching approach of pouring information into a child’s head or the idea that children are immature adults, the faith formation program, or catechesis, is expanding and taking deeper root at St. Timothy’s Catholic Community in Mesa and using time-honored Montessori techniques.
Easter may be past, but Christians are reminded that Jesus appeared again and again to his disciples after, it is said, he rose from the dead. Then on the 40th day, he ascended into heaven with the promise to send forth the Holy Ghost, who arrived on the 50th day, or Pentecost, ushering in the start of a faith movement that would bear his name.
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix will be the principal celebrant for the 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday Mass at the Church of the Resurrection, 3210 S. Evergreen Road, Tempe. Masses celebrating the resurrection of Jesus will take place across the diocese.
The Rev. Chris Carpenter, former pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church in Mesa, has informed Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix that although his one-year leave of absence has ended, he has chosen to remain in Long Beach, Calif., and has no plans to return to work in the diocese.
Catholics from across the Diocese of Phoenix will descend Sunday on the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 400 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, for a daylong celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas and the diocese.
In his own way, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted has brought order and toughness to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix since he arrived in December 2003.