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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Read her monthly column in The Catholic Sun
Fr. Greg Schlarb, Vicar for Stewardship at the Diocese of Phoenix, joins Fr. Rob Clements to talk about the wide-spread impact of the annual Charity and Development Appeal, which launched January 27, 2013. Visit diocesephoenix.org/cda.
Fr. David Sanfilippo, Vicar for Priests for the Diocese of Phoenix, sits down with Fr. Rob Clements to discuss the need to care for the Church's aging and retired priests and women religious, and about the Diocese of Phoenix's future plans to build a retirement home for priests in Phoenix.
For more information, contact Sue Schindel at 602-354-2478 or email@example.com. More on the Reginal Cleri retirement: diocesephoenix.org/priests-office-reginacleri.php
Louis Hobaica, owner of Hobaica Services, joins us on the program to talk about the BEGIN Program: Business Entities Getting Involved in our Neighborhoods.
The BEGIN Program is a grassroots community development program, founded by the team at Hobaica Services, which specifically targets homeowners who are in need of a new air conditioning and heating system for their home but are unable to afford it on their own. Through a nomination process, which is located at hobaica.com, candidates are selected and announced every week in November and December.
Eligibility is simple and requires the candidate to own their home and reside in that home in Maricopa County. Nominations can be submitted online at hobaica.com or by calling (602) 235-0235.
Hobaica Services is a family-owned and operated residential and commercial cooling, heating, refrigeration, wine cellar and solar contractor serving Arizona since 1952 and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
The Charity and Development Appeal (CDA) is the one Diocesan appeal that asks every Catholic family to financially and prayerfully support the more than 70 charitable, educational, and spiritual organizations which counsel, feed, clothe, house, educate, and comfort those in need throughout the four Arizona counties (Mohave, Maricopa, Coconino and Yavapai) within our Diocese. We are a family and the CDA serves the needs of our people beyond the boundaries of any one parish. As a result, more people are served across the community as well as within the parishes.
For more information, visit: diocesephoenix.org/cda