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Pastoral ministers meet in Rio Rico for Sacred Path retreat on holiness

About 60 pastoral ministers gathered at the Esplendor Resort in Rio Rico Aug. 2 and 3. Tom and Kimi Tomaszek of The Five Loaves ( led the second annual Sacred Path Retreat for Pastoral Ministers.  This retreat was themed “From Here to Holiness.”  Participants were led through five sessions over the weekend reflecting on different Read More


CTSO distributes free backpacks, supplies in support of Catholic schools

By JULIETA GONZALEZ Tuition payments are only one part of a family’s commitment to a quality education in one of the Diocese of Tucson’s Catholic Schools.  Arizona’s Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO) provides scholarships to assist at least 44 percent of students enrolled in Catholic Schools.  Supplies, however, are another matter. On July 26, more Read More


Agencias ajetreadas para atender menores migrantes no acompañados

Por PATRICIA ZAPOR Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Mientras el gobierno federal se esfuerza por atender un flujo inesperado de niños atrapados intentando cruzar la frontera sin padres o tutores, diócesis y agencias de servicio social por donde pasan los menores están están intentando proveer ayuda. Una oleada de este tipo de niños que Read More


Agencies scrambling to care for unaccompanied minor migrants

By PATRICIA ZAPOR Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — As the federal government struggles to care for an unexpected influx of children caught trying to cross the border without a parent or guardian, dioceses and social service agencies where the minors are passing through including the Tucson and Nogales, Ariz. areas are trying to provide Read More


Pope and Obama discuss religious freedom, life issues, immigration

By FRANCIS ROCCA Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In their first encounter, Pope Francis received U.S. President Barack Obama at the Vatican March 27 for a discussion that touched on several areas of tension between the Catholic Church and the White House, including religious freedom and medical ethics. During an unusually long 50-minute Read More


‘As a nation, we are called to be our brother’s keeper’

By BISHOP GERALD KICANAS Editor’s Note: This op-ed also appeared in the Arizona Daily Star. Are we our brother’s keeper? That ancient question haunts us today in the United States. The recent arrival of unattended minors as well as mothers with children, mostly from Central America, startled us and presented us with overwhelming challenges about Read More