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July 17, 2012

Let freedom ring

Now that the Fortnight for Freedom is over, how can you continue learning about religious liberty?

June 12, 2012

Consejos útiles para padres de adolescentes

Desde hace tiempo he tenido gran interés por escribir, con cierta continuidad, a nuestra comunidad latina para compartir ideas básicas sobre el matrimonio, la educación de los hijos, y la familia; el valor incalculable de éstas áreas llega a convertirse en una misión en mi vida

June 12, 2012

Retiro ambiente perfecto para reflexionar sobre el llamado de Dios

El sábado 26 de mayo celebramos una ordenación al diaconado transitorio y en la semana siguiente, sábado 2 de junio, celebramos cuatro ordenaciones sacerdotales para la Arquidiócesis de Galveston-Houston. De éstos, uno es un joven orgullosamente originario de El Salvador.

June 12, 2012

Social Balance: Religious liberty not a Catholic issue but an American issue

In April of this year, the Ad Hoc Committee of the Committee on Religious Liberty of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty.” The statement expressed the bishops’ concerns over the threats to religious freedom and called for a Fortnight for Freedom from June 21 to July 4. The fortnight period is designated as a time of prayer and reflection, education and action to promote and protect religious liberty.

June 12, 2012

Echoing the Word: Evangelizing others with joy and knowledge

Recently we celebrated the Ascension of the Lord and Pentecost. In the first reading on Ascension, two men dressed in white address the Apostles saying, “Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky?” On Pentecost we experience the followers of Jesus in the Upper Room as the Holy Spirit descended on them and, on fire with Christ, they left the Upper Room to valiantly and exuberantly proclaim the mighty acts of God.

June 12, 2012

CSI: Educating youth to be instruments of God’s peace

On the first day of this year, Pope Benedict XVI delivered his message on the celebration of the World Day of Peace and entitled it “Educating Young People In Justice and Peace.” Pope Benedict devotes his message to youth because of his “conviction that the young, with their enthusiasm and idealism, can offer new hope to the world.”

June 12, 2012

Film revisits the many sides of Mexico’s Cristero Rebellion

Even as modern-day Church-state relations improve, the impact of Mexico’s three-year Cristero Rebellion in the 1920s on the Catholic Church remains widely debated in Mexican society.

June 12, 2012

The new becomes familiar in liturgy

“The Lord be with you.” “And also with … And with your spirit.” This unsure response (or similar variations of it) by the people in the pews to the priest’s traditional liturgical greeting have been somewhat commonplace since the recent translation of the Roman Missal was implemented in December 2011.

June 12, 2012

Morkovsky films bring history to life with online archive

The breeze rustles the cassocks of the clergy gathered outside the cathedral for the installation of Bishop John L. Morkovsky in Amarillo in 1958. Eighth graders from St. Leo in San Antonio on a 1953 school picnic wade in a muddy creek under the watchful eyes of habited nuns perched on a fallen tree.

June 12, 2012

2012 Valedictorians and Salutatorians: A New Step

Graduation is upon us, and for high school seniors, this marks a new step in their lives. Just as first baby steps “graduate” a baby to a toddler, the senior class of 2012 graduates teens into a new phase of young adulthood.

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