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Permanent Deacons face more parish responsibilities, aging population

By VICTOR CALDERON The New Vision While parishes in the Diocese of Tucson are run under the leadership of priests, many of the services and ministries offered could not operate without the service of permanent deacons, a group in the Diocese now largely comprised of an aging population, the head of deacons in the Diocese Read More


Long time educator, Cristo Rey veteran to lead San Miguel High School

San Miguel High School in Tucson recently announced the appointment of David Mason as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the school. Mason replaces Leslie Shultz-Crist, who resigned on Jan. 7. He will begin on July 1. Mason holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Western Washington University and a Master’s Degree Read More


Visitas a zonas atendidas por Catholic Relief Services revelan la verdadera vida de gente empobrecida y de los emigrantes

Programas de CRS: Esperanza y dignidad para personas en apremiantes condiciones   Por el OBISPO GERALD KICANAS Nota: Los nombres de las personas que recibieron los relatos mencionados en esta columna han sido cambiados. Recientemente tuve la oportunidad de viajar a Vietnam, Camboya, Serbia, Grecia y el Líbano para proveer ayuda humanitaria en el marco Read More


Slain French priest was attack on ‘all of us,’ imam said

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Father Jacques Hamel’s gruesome murder in northern France July 26 — by men claiming allegiance to the Islamic State — prompted sorrow and outrage from Muslim leaders around the world. “This attack in a place of worship and on innocent worshippers in particular demonstrates that there Read More


To ignore the poor is to despise God, pope says at general audience

By JUNNO AROCHO ESTEVES Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — How Christians treat the poor is the clearest demonstration of their relationship with God, Pope Francis insisted. “To ignore the poor is to despise God! And we must learn this well: To ignore the poor is to despise God!” the pope said May 18 Read More


Foreign-born priests continue to enrich Diocesan parishes

By VICTOR CALDERON The New Vision When Father Kishore Singh lived in his native India, he said he was persecuted for his faith. “We lost our churches, we lost property but we never lost our faith,” Father Singh said. “The Church in India has always worked to lift people up.” A chance visit between Bishop Read More