Father Joseph Lam Nguyen said he first heard God’s call to the priesthood when caring for his ailing father in 1997. After his father died, he left behind his studies in law school to follow that call.
Catholic Schools Week was Jan. 29 to Feb. 5 and the annual observance provided an ideal opportunity for Archdiocesan campuses to showcase their Catholic school communities for interested visitors. Schools typically celebrate the week with Masses, open houses and activities for students, families, parishioners and the community at large. The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2012 was "Catholic Schools: Faith. Academics. Service."
Participants at the annual March for Life were urged in advance of the march not to let themselves be compromised in their beliefs as the federal government pursues regulations that Catholic leaders say constitute an attack on conscience and religious liberty.
Lent begins this year on Feb. 22, Ash Wednesday, a day of fast and abstinence for Catholics. According to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the imposition of ashes on foreheads “symbolizes our dependence upon God’s mercy and forgiveness.” In preparation for these 40 days that will lead us to renew and embrace our baptismal commitment, we offer these ideas for prayer, fasting and almsgiving during Lent.
Human Dignity at the End of Life” is the theme for this year’s Converging Roads Conference of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, jointly sponsored by Assumption Seminary, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System and HLI America. The event, scheduled for March 23-24, will feature talks by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio, Dr. Janet Smith and other distinguished speakers.
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, C.S.B., Archbishop of Vancouver and a former president of the University of St. Thomas, will celebrate Fat Tuesday in the Bayou City as the guest of honor for UST’s 62nd annual Mardi Gras Gala.
View an online calendar of upcoming events held by parishes, ministries and organizations Around the Archdiocese and find out how to submit event information for upcoming issues of the Texas Catholic Herald.