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December 27, 2022

Born of the Spirit: Sisters of the Holy Family of New Orleans

Inspired to witness to God’s love in the service and promotion of the dignity of African Americans, Henriette Delille founded the Sisters of the Holy Family in 1836 in New Orleans. Soon her congregation would cross the Sabine and serve in Texas.

December 27, 2022

2022: A Year in Review

2022 was a year of tragedy, changes and milestones. In this brief recap, we look back at some of the headlines that impacted the past year.

December 27, 2022

Opening the eyes, hearts of at-risk youth to the Lord, allowing them to ‘just be kids’

Bringing Jesus’s message of love, forgiveness and hope to at-risk youth who are hurting, in despair and living in juvenile detention centers has been the mission of Special Youth Services (SYS) for over five decades.

December 27, 2022

Churches called to ‘national reckoning of soul’ amid antisemitism crisis

Scholars of Jewish-Christian relations are urging churches in the U.S. to “a national reckoning of the soul” amid what they are describing as “the greatest crisis of public antisemitism in a century” in the U.S.

December 27, 2022

Pope reveals he prepared resignation letter in case of impairment

Pope Francis said he wrote a resignation letter in 2013, his first year in office, to be used in case he became physically or mentally impaired and unable to fulfill the duties of the papacy.

December 27, 2022

LUENSE: The scandal of particularity

One of the unique liturgical aspects of the Feast of the Nativity that we just celebrated is the fact that the Church has four distinct Masses for Christmas: The Vigil Mass, the Mass during the Night, the Mass at Dawn, and the Mass during the Day. Each of these four has its own set of readings and prayers.

December 27, 2022

TOROK: New Year’s Resolutions, exciting opportunities for newness

With 2023 approaching, one may be asking oneself: What will the new year bring? What do I want for the new year? What new year’s resolution will bring a positive change for myself and for my family?

December 27, 2022

KLOESEL: Praying for vocations makes a difference

In our own Archdiocese, it is no coincidence certain parishes that prioritize praying for vocations (among other things) have more vocations coming from those parishes.

December 27, 2022

ALVAREZ: ASL interpreted Sensory Friendly Mass to be held Jan. 14

We are called to take care of the most fragile and to also see the presence of Jesus in them, especially in the mission of welcoming and including persons with disabilities.

December 13, 2022

Christmas trees sprout memories, faith

With Christmas just weeks away, most church sanctuaries feature the evergreen tree, some towering above the altar and others humbly sprucing up space nearby.

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