Easter offers an inviting time for newcomers

For those who haven’t grown up Catholic, the prospect of actually joining the 2,000-year-old church might seem a bit daunting.

From refugee to Vatican–and now pastor of Tempe church

In an era in which the word “amazing” has become cliché, the newly installed pastor of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Tempe has had a life’s journey that captures the true sense of the word.

Bulldozers pave way for church’s future

Pastor Troy Schmidt of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Tempe keeps a hard hat on his desk.

Pastor’s Corner

“God did not intend that you leave your brain on the doorstep of the church.”

Eye-catching red doors at St. James Episcopal Church designed to welcome

In an era characterized by both the contradictory elements of mega-churches and the waning influence of Christianity, South Tempe is home to a longstanding Episcopal congregation led Pastor Susan Wilmot, a native of Britain, who arrived in Tempe four years ago.

Pastor’s Corner: Reaching young families

Have you heard? Young people are leaving the church in record numbers — never to return again. Or so we are being told.

Day of Healing for those wounded by divorce, separation

Barb Lishko, the marriage preparation coordinator at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Chandler, spends her days helping couples prepare for their happily-ever-after.

Grace Community pastor gets personal about his faith

Desmond Wadsworth, or “Pastor Des” as he’s known to his flock at Grace Community Church, is anything but your typical pastor.

Seton hosts world-famous musician who overcame disability, inspired millions

Widely acclaimed guitarist and singer-songwriter Tony Melendez, who overcame significant disabilities and went on to inspire millions, will perform Monday, Jan. 30 at Seton Catholic Prep and St. Mary Church in Chandler.

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