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AROUND THE DIOCESE

Evangelization supports migrant farm worker families in Yuma area

By SISTER GLADYS ECHENIQUE, O.P.   The Pastoral Campesina program is a ministry under my supervision as coordinator of Hispanic Ministry for the Diocese of Tucson. Teresita Kontos and Liliana Bustamante are the coordinators of the ministry and Father Oscar Magallanes, pastor of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish in San Luis, serves as the Spiritual Director Read More

INSIDE OUR SCHOOLS

San Xavier Mission School celebrating 150th anniversary

San Xavier Mission School, one of the first established in Arizona, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The school was started in November of 1864 with a $250 Territorial Government grant. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet began teaching at San Xavier in September of 1873 and were at the school until 1932.  Read More

LA NUEVA VISION

Jóvenes católicos participan en YOUTHfest en Tucson

Por VICTOR CALDERON La Nueva Visión Los jóvenes católicos no deben temer expresarse y hablar sobre su fe; dijeron adolescentes y líderes del ministerio juvenil el mes pasado en la celebración anual de YOUTHfest de la Diócesis de Tucson. Más de 800 jóvenes de secundaria y preparatoria de la Diócesis se congregaron en el Centro Read More

NATIONAL

Judges rule to allow same-sex couples to marry in Arizona

By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE PHOENIX (CNS) — A U.S. District Court judge’s ruling that Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional “overturns the will of Arizona voters and reflects a misunderstanding of the institution of marriage,” the state’s Catholic bishops said Oct. 17. “For centuries, marriage has been recognized as the lifelong union of a Read More

WORLD & VATICAN

Synod ends by affirming tradition, leaving controversial questions open

By FRANCIS ROCCA Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After several days of animated debate over its official midterm report, the Synod of Bishops on the family agreed on a final document more clearly grounded in traditional Catholic teaching. Yet the assembly failed to reach consensus on especially controversial questions of Communion for the Read More

GENERAL NEWS

Give many countless thanks to God

By PAT WARGOCKI Over the years I have written several columns on Thanksgiving. Some included quotes from elementary school children in the diocese, while others dealt with ways parents can encourage young people to develop a spirit of thanks at mealtimes and in their everyday lives. This year I’d like to expand my Thanksgiving message. Read More