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It Is Well: Life in the Storm
Local Catholic Chris Faddis has been generous in sharing the past few years with the Diocese of Phoenix, allowing us to walk alongside the Faddis family through the illness and death of his young wife, Angela. Throughout her battle with cancer, Angela leaned on the mercy of God, providing a holy witness to thousands around the world. 
In honor of the release of Chris’ book, It Is Well: Life in the Storm, which he and Angela began to write together before her passing, we have compiled the Faddis collection below. For your copy of It is Well, visit itiswellbook.com.

“Jesus still rose, and so we will trust.” - Angela Faddis

Angela and Chris joined us on Catholics Matter in May of 2012, one year after her shocking diagnosis of Stage VI colon cancer at Easter 2011. It was here the Faddises first shared their story with the whole Diocese, including their plans to write a memoir detailing the Lord’s presence in Angela’s illness as an encouragement to all who deal with similar trials in life.

Where the young couple could have retreated into their family and withdrawn from the world, they instead took up Bl. Pope John Paul II’s well-lived challenge and embraced their suffering, using it to direct people’s attention to the glory of God. Read The Catholic Sun article with Chris and Angela Faddis from June 2012.

We tried giving up hope, but we can’t. Our faith has informed us of a different hope. - Chris Faddis

Angela passed away on Sept. 21, 2012, holding on to the early morning in order for her two children, Gianna Faustina and Augustine Valdez, to say goodbye. Read The Catholic Sun article on Angela’s death from October 2012.

She was my quiet, calm friend whose soul became loud as she allowed many across the world to share in her suffering and her incredible faith. I’m proud to have been her friend… Her story and her faith have already touched so many around the world leading many to Christ. - Melanie Pritchard

From that day, Chris has shouldered the heavy load of finishing the story, now a widower and single father. In sharing his bride’s story, it is obvious that the Lord is providing grace through the storms, allowing the Faddises to continue saying “it is well.” Read The Catholic Sun article on the release of It Is Well from September 2013.

I promised your mother that I would teach you that she was resting at the heart of Jesus and to be close to her, you would have to draw close to Him. May you always remember this and may He be your compass and your guide as He was for your incredible mother. - It Is Well is dedicated to Gianna and Augustine Faddis in honor of their loving mother

Hear Chris Faddis on The Bishop’s Hour from May 2012 and March 2013.
Angela Faddis, pray for us!

It Is Well: Life in the Storm

Local Catholic Chris Faddis has been generous in sharing the past few years with the Diocese of Phoenix, allowing us to walk alongside the Faddis family through the illness and death of his young wife, Angela. Throughout her battle with cancer, Angela leaned on the mercy of God, providing a holy witness to thousands around the world. 

In honor of the release of Chris’ book, It Is Well: Life in the Storm, which he and Angela began to write together before her passing, we have compiled the Faddis collection below. For your copy of It is Well, visit itiswellbook.com.

“Jesus still rose, and so we will trust.” - Angela Faddis

Angela and Chris joined us on Catholics Matter in May of 2012, one year after her shocking diagnosis of Stage VI colon cancer at Easter 2011. It was here the Faddises first shared their story with the whole Diocese, including their plans to write a memoir detailing the Lord’s presence in Angela’s illness as an encouragement to all who deal with similar trials in life.

Where the young couple could have retreated into their family and withdrawn from the world, they instead took up Bl. Pope John Paul II’s well-lived challenge and embraced their suffering, using it to direct people’s attention to the glory of God. Read The Catholic Sun article with Chris and Angela Faddis from June 2012.

We tried giving up hope, but we can’t. Our faith has informed us of a different hope. - Chris Faddis

Angela passed away on Sept. 21, 2012, holding on to the early morning in order for her two children, Gianna Faustina and Augustine Valdez, to say goodbye. Read The Catholic Sun article on Angela’s death from October 2012.

She was my quiet, calm friend whose soul became loud as she allowed many across the world to share in her suffering and her incredible faith. I’m proud to have been her friend… Her story and her faith have already touched so many around the world leading many to Christ. - Melanie Pritchard

From that day, Chris has shouldered the heavy load of finishing the story, now a widower and single father. In sharing his bride’s story, it is obvious that the Lord is providing grace through the storms, allowing the Faddises to continue saying “it is well.” Read The Catholic Sun article on the release of It Is Well from September 2013.

I promised your mother that I would teach you that she was resting at the heart of Jesus and to be close to her, you would have to draw close to Him. May you always remember this and may He be your compass and your guide as He was for your incredible mother. - It Is Well is dedicated to Gianna and Augustine Faddis in honor of their loving mother

Hear Chris Faddis on The Bishop’s Hour from May 2012 and March 2013.

Angela Faddis, pray for us!

Catholics Matter: Intrepid sister goes door-to-door inviting Catholics to Mass
Sr. Margery Therese, of the Congregation of Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate, has a very special ministry here in the Diocese of Phoenix. In addition to catechesis, RCIA programs, and trainings that she offers, Sr. Margery is commissioned by parishes to go door-to-door within the parish bounds, meeting people and inviting Catholics back to Mass. Currently at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Sister has served the communities surrounding Queen of Peace, St. Timothy, and St. Daniel the Prophet, along with spending some years serving in Florida and Nigeria.
The Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate combine a contemplative prayer life with missionary visitation to parish families, and religious instruction. Parish Visitor Sisters visit families and individuals where they live, door-to-door as well as along the way, in order to win souls for Christ. This is the New Evangelization called for by the Church!
Read the article in the Catholic Sun, listen to her interview on The Bishop’s Hour, and get to know Sr. Margery!

Catholics Matter: Intrepid sister goes door-to-door inviting Catholics to Mass

Sr. Margery Therese, of the Congregation of Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate, has a very special ministry here in the Diocese of Phoenix. In addition to catechesis, RCIA programs, and trainings that she offers, Sr. Margery is commissioned by parishes to go door-to-door within the parish bounds, meeting people and inviting Catholics back to Mass. Currently at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Sister has served the communities surrounding Queen of Peace, St. Timothy, and St. Daniel the Prophet, along with spending some years serving in Florida and Nigeria.

The Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate combine a contemplative prayer life with missionary visitation to parish families, and religious instruction. Parish Visitor Sisters visit families and individuals where they live, door-to-door as well as along the way, in order to win souls for Christ. This is the New Evangelization called for by the Church!

Read the article in the Catholic Sun, listen to her interview on The Bishop’s Hour, and get to know Sr. Margery!

Catholics Matter 106: Rachel Campos-Duffy

Rachel Campos-Duffy joins us for another episode of Catholics Matter. She and Fr. Rob Clements discuss living out our Catholic faith within the culture that surrounds us, drawing on Campos-Duffy’s experiences with MTV.

Campos-Duffy was born in Tempe, Ariz., attended Seton Catholic High School in Chandler, and first gained fame in 1994 as a castmate on the MTV reality television series The Real World: San Francisco, before becoming a TV host and a recurring guest host on the ABC talk show The View.

She is the mother of six children, an author and married to Rep. Sean Patrick Duffy of Wisconsin.

Catholics Matter 105: Fr. Paul Sullivan

Fr. Paul Sullivan, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Phoenix, joins Fr. Rob Clements to examine Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s pastoral letter, “Apostles of Mercy,” and the real-life application of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Catholics Matter 104: Rachel Campos-Duffy

Fr. Rob Clements welcomes Rachel Campos-Duffy to this episode of Catholics Matter. They discuss the role of faith, Catholic identity and culture, and the importance of the Latino community to the future of the Church.

Campos-Duffy was born in Tempe, Ariz., attended Seton Catholic High School in Chandler, and first gained fame in 1994 as a castmate on the MTV reality television series The Real World: San Francisco, before becoming a TV host and a recurring guest host on the ABC talk show The View.

She is the mother of six children, an author and married to Rep. Sean Patrick Duffy of Wisconsin.

Catholics Matter 103: Mike Phelan

Mike Phelan joins Fr. Rob Clements on this episode of Catholics Matter to talk about the Sacrament of Marriage. Phelan is the director of the Marriage and Respect Life Office for the Diocese of Phoenix.

Phelan and Fr. Clements discuss the roots of marriage, the importance of wedding vows in good times and bad, and how it all fits together with today’s culture.

Catholics Matter 101: Deacon Doug Bogart

Deacon Doug Bogart, associate director of education and formation for the Diaconate Office and permanent deacon at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, joins Fr. Rob Clements on the latest episode of Catholics Matter to talk about his journey home to the Catholic Church.

Raised in a religion-free home as a child, Deacon Bogart encountered Christ before he and his wife became an evangelical missionaries in Guatemala. While serving in Guatemala, persistent questions led the family to study Catholicism. Upon their return to the United States, the Bogarts entered the fullness of the faith in the Catholic Church. Deacon Bogart was ordained a permanent Deacon in 2004.

Catholics Matter 100: Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares

The Most Reverend Eduardo A. Nevares, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix, joins Fr. Rob Clements on the set of Catholics Matter to talk about the diocesan Year of Faith pilgrimage.
 
Bishop Nevares will be leading a group of local Catholics on an 8-day pilgrimage to Mexico Oct. 7-14, 2013, marking the close of the Year of Faith. In that spirit, pilgrims will head into the heart of Mexico’s vibrant faith and culture. Together, pilgrims will walk in the steps of San Juan Diego as he encountered the Blessed Virgin as she appeared to him as Our Lady of Guadalupe.
 
As the Blessed Mother leads pilgrims closer to Jesus, they will pray and reflect with Bishop Nevares. Pilgrims will deepen their Catholic identity and respond to the challenge to be better stewards of God’s gracious gifts.
 
Space is limited. Register by May 6 by calling Faith Journeys at 1-877-732-4845.

Catholics Matter 99: Joyce Coronel on ‘A Martyr’s Crown’

Award-winning columnist Joyce Coronel joins us on this edition of Catholics Matter to discuss her amazing story of faith set ablaze by her encounter with the Chaldean Catholic Church in Arizona.

While on assignment for The Catholic Sun, Coronel discovered the story of those who have fled the violence and religious persecution in their native Iraq. She relates these stories in her new novel, “A Martyr’s Crown.”

Coronel has taken elements of her life growing up in Scottsdale and as a writer for The Catholic Sun to craft a story loosely based on the real hardships facing Chaldean Catholics living in the Middle East.

The book is the fruit of two years worth of interviews and work among the Chaldean Catholic immigrant community in Phoenix.

For more information about Joyce Coronel, or to book her for a speaking engagement, visit joycecoronel.com or email her at joycecoronel@aol.com.

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Catholics Matter 97: Priests and Religious Retirement

Thou art a priest forever… but Father doesn’t stay young forever. Learn about the needs of our aging and retired priests and religious on this edition of “Catholics Matter.”