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April 9, 2019

Prayer turns to action at Texas Advocacy Day as 2,000 Catholics unite for Catholic Advocacy Day at State Capitol

Praying the Rosary under the rotunda of the State Capitol and singing “Ave Maria,” faithful from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston joined at least 2,000 Catholics in royal blue T-shirts that proclaimed Catholic Advocacy Day on March 26 in Austin.

April 9, 2019

Jesus’ challenge: Integrate politics and religion

Every year, during the season of Lent, I try to participate in a parish mission as they challenge me to consider how I live the Gospel in the world today.

April 9, 2019

St. Francis of Assisi parish returns to renovated sanctuary

Ever since the day the rain came, just one thing remained consistent at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church: the parish’s weekend Mass celebrations.

April 9, 2019

New vicar for Catholics of African Descent a happy convert to the Church

Father Reginald Samuels, publicly announced by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo as the new Vicar for Catholics of African Descent at the Mass of Remembrance for Martin Luther King Jr. in January, is now busy meeting with community leaders and forming a plan of action.

April 9, 2019

Caring for the Earth a moral responsibility for Catholics, panelists say

On March 16, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word (CCVI) held a symposium, “Called to Conversion: A Catholic Ecological Awakening.” More than 160 people gathered to listen to local Catholics who have taken on the role of leading efforts to educate others about the current global environmental crisis.

April 9, 2019

Leaving a legacy: Making a charitable gift by will

End of life decisions are often difficult conversations. From care to medical directives to funeral arrangements, none of it is easy. Finding ways to leave a legacy is one way the faithful can make their mark on their faith.

April 9, 2019

Preparing schools to be ‘Unapologetically Catholic’

As Catholic schools remain committed to the evangelizing mission of the Church to educate young people and form witnesses who transform the world, preparing them to stay “unapologetically Catholic” is vital.

April 9, 2019

CASTILLO: Confession - Frequent encounters with Christ

It is very common for good people to come to me and say, “I don’t feel very close to God, and I don’t know what to do.” My first response is usually to ask, “How long has it been since your last Confession?”

April 9, 2019

CIESIELSKI: A spirituality for the end of life

Last week, as I cradled in my hands the receptacle with my brother Dominic’s cremated remains, I pondered his life in the brevity of human existence – a “puff of smoke” that is here today and gone tomorrow (James 4:14). His 67 years of earthly life used up, taken by cancer; he was now with our heavenly Father.

April 9, 2019

ROMAN-PAVAJEAU: Family - What to learn during Lent?

In one of these Lent season’s Gospel readings, Jn. 8:21-30, Jesus was clear to say: “You belong to what is below, I belong to what is above. You belong to this world, but I do not belong to this world. That is why I told you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I AM, you will die in your sins.”

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