These past three years of devastating drought in Central America have destroyed crops of corn and beans, leaving families starving and causing Guatemala to declare a state of emergency, said Catholic Relief Services officials. They are asking parishes to participate in its Lenten Rice Bowl campaign to raise funds for the “poorest of the poor."
When it comes to the quality of care of Americans age 65 and over, the Office of Aging Ministry of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston takes to heart the words of wisdom by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI: “It’s beautiful to be old… The quality of a society, I’d say a civilization, is judged by how well it treats its elderly.”
Beginning the morning discussing “a way of life in the light of faith,” The University of St. Thomas (UST) Donald S. Nesti, CSSp, Center for Faith and Culture (CFC) celebrated 25 years with a breakfast on Feb. 27 at the UST Campus.
Forty high school students from St. Agnes Academy, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory and the Emery/Weiner School spent two days learning about Catholicism, Judaism and how to put their religious values into action together at the Lowenstein Foundation Catholic-Jewish Youth Summit Feb. 20 and 21.
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo joined hundreds of parishioners in rejoicing over the return of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Houston. A Mass of Rededication filled with deep symbolism, ritual and meaning was celebrated to commemorate the parish’s newly renovated church sanctuary.
Young people were the primary focus of this Synod, and in my experience in serving them, I know they can be a true blessing. Youth ministry can definitely be difficult and challenging, but it is by accompanying young people where we discover their gifts, vitality and faith.
We profess as Roman Catholics that Jesus was arrested by Roman authorities in Jerusalem’s Garden of Gethsemane. He was tried and sentenced to death by Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect for the province of Judea. Our Lord, Savior and Brother, was executed by the state and experienced the sentence of capital punishment as deemed by the state.
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