Phoenix Diocese

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Dale Fushek Gets "Flicked" on Wrist. Defrocked Priest Fined for Misdemeanor Assault, Sex Charges Dropped

    Defrocked priest Dale Fushek‚ÄčThe Maricopa County Attorney's Office finally got a conviction in the case of defrocked Catholic Monsignor Dale Fushek, but the former second-in-command of the Phoenix Diocese won't see any jail time.Fushek, founder of one of America's largest programs for C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Hot Links: Priest Booted, Coyotes Broke, Teen Tased

    Police in Mesa are investigating what the East Valley Tribune's calling the city's first homicide of the year. The victim, Rick Glum, was stabbed to death in a West Mesa neighborhood . A motorist found Glum's body Sunday morning...Catholic priest Chris Carpenter has been excommunicated from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Hottest Nun Gets the Most Press

    By Ray Stern A front page story in the Arizona Republic today told us all about Christa Parra, the 27-year-old Latina from Phoenix who's becoming a nun. Yet the paper didn't mention Sarah Cieplinski or Jessica Wrigley, two other local women in their early 20s taking their final vows this summer. S ... More >>

  • News

    December 1, 2005

    Life Teen Founder Busted

    Monsignor Dale Fushek faces 10 misdemeanor counts of sexual misconduct with boys and young men

  • News

    February 24, 2005

    Cross to Bare

    For 20 years Dale Fushek was the golden boy of the Phoenix Catholic Diocese. Now, his golden boys are talking

  • News

    November 6, 2003


    What Would Jesus Do?

  • News

    October 16, 2003

    The Gay Blade

    Tom Simplot and his sexuality are exactly what Phoenix needs

  • Film

    August 28, 2003

    Habitat for Inhumanity

    The "asylums" depicted in The Magdalene Sisters undermine both the Catholic Church and the popular image of Ireland

  • News

    June 5, 2003

    Judgment Day

    After a year of denials, Bishop O'Brien finally admits what we knew all along

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    No Good Deed

    Two Phoenix attorneys who tried to heal the Catholic Church are punished with the threat of a lawsuit

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    God's Banker

    One of the world's most notorious holy men is quietly giving Mass in Sun City

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    The Pain of Publicity

    Mark Kennedy tells of the trials of going public about sexual abuse by Valley priests

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Moral Minority

    Bishop Thomas O'Brien is banking on attorney Michael Manning to save the soul of the Phoenix Diocese. The problem: O'Brien still has demons in his office.

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Sins of a Father

    Priest accused of child molesting ,as well as fathering a baby girl, shielded by Bishop Thomas O'Brien

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Silent Witness

    Bishop Thomas O'Brien has a history of covering for pedophile priests and obstructing justice. Has he really repented?

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    Mass Confusion

    Bishop's guarded statement of support for embattled pastor further inflames critics

  • News

    May 4, 1994
  • News

    February 17, 1993