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Conference promotes parents and family life

By MIKE BERGER Across the United States in 2015, the Center for Ministry Development, a Catholic ministry leadership organization, has brought their newest leaders conference, Engaging Parents: Forming Family Faith to more than 35 dioceses, including to Tucson last month on Oct. 3. Hosted at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Tucson, and sponsored by the Read More


Catholic educators offer many years of service to Catholic schools

Editors’ note: The New Vision is highlighting three educators with many years of service in our Diocesan Catholic schools in Tucson, Casa Grande and Nogales. (Schools officials say the former principals, representing religious and lay people, are shining examples of legacy leaders.) SUZANNE SHADONIX How many years have you served in a Catholic school leadership Read More


Fieles celebran el Rosario en Tucson y Yuma

Por VICTOR CALDERON Bajo el título de Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro, María nos acerca a Jesús. Con esas palabras un sacerdote visitante de Indiana se dirigió a los feligreses de la Diócesis de Tucson congregados el mes pasado en la celebración del Rosario, una de dos celebraciones similares realizadas ese día. “María es una Read More


Vocations workshop looks at meeting Hispanic Catholics’ pastoral needs

By BETH GRIFFIN Catholic News Service HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CNS) — As Jesus called his disciples in many ways, vocation directors and seminary faculty must walk with candidates and students to understand and meet their individual needs as they discern their call to priesthood, according to the bishop of Orlando. Diocesan policies and seminary practices should Read More


Bishops, Vatican confirm Pope Francis will visit Mexico in 2016

By DAVID AGREN Catholic News Service MEXICO CITY (CNS) — The Mexican bishops’ conference and the Vatican have confirmed Pope Francis will visit Mexico in 2016, marking his first trip to this heavily Catholic country in throes of unrest over unresolved issues such as violence, crime and corruption. Auxiliary Bishop Eugenio Lira Rugarcia of Puebla, Read More


Forming disciples in the Word through Bible Institute

By SUSAN WHITNEY Signing up at the last minute for the Diocese of Tucson’s Catholic Bible Institute must have been inspiration. A three-year commitment to Scripture study initially seemed daunting, but after only one hour earlier this year, it was a joy to realize the evangelizing, catechizing and spiritual possibilities and benefits the Bible Institute Read More