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The Year of Mercy calls us to always respect all life

By SISTER LEONETTE KOCHAN, O.S.F. “The measure of a life well lived is the virtue that continues to grow in the lives of those who were touched by it.”  (Father Richard Gula, P.S.S., Give Us this Day, p. 126, March 2016). The doctrine of Respect for Life speaks to the inherent dignity of each person.  Read More


Yuma Catholic, St. Augustine see sports success

  Yuma Catholic High School took home two state championships in February in boys basketball and soccer. The Shamrocks hoopsters defeated Phoenix Country Day 77-61 for the Division IV state championship, the first-ever state title for any Yuma-area boys basketball team, at the Prescott Valley Events Center on Feb. 27. The YC boys soccer team Read More


Primera Pascua juvenil vocacional diocesana en Tucson, un éxito

Por el PADRE JORGE FARIAS-SAUCEDO La semana santa la Oficina de Vocaciones realizó con gran entusiasmo y alegría la primera Pascua juvenil vocacional diocesana, donde se dieron cita más de 80 jóvenes que pertenecen a varias comunidades parroquiales de la ciudad de Tucson. “Cristo vive y nos llama a ser profetas de misericordia” fue el Read More


Pope’s visit to border expected to highlight Church’s outreach to poor

CHICAGO (CNS) — With the poverty on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, Pope Francis’ visit to the region in February will be an important opportunity for the Catholic Church “to emphasize the mercy of God that is at the core of the Christian faith.” That’s how Catholic Extension views the trip, which will take Read More


Pope breaks record for followers on Instagram

By CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With a simple tap, Pope Francis joined Instagram and quickly set a record for gaining 1 million followers. The launch of the “Franciscus” account March 19, the feast of St. Joseph and the third anniversary of the formal inauguration of his papacy, was preceded by Read More


Historian Fontana helped restore Mission San Xavier

By VICTOR CALDERON The New Vision Bernard “Bunny” Fontana was a good storyteller who had a way with words and enjoyed listening to others’ stories, said Diocese of Tucson leaders who worked with him. Fontana, a renowned historian and scholar of Southwestern history, died April 2. He was 85. Fontana co-founded the Patronato San Xavier, Read More