A crowd of Houston community leaders and family of a Vietnam War veteran, severely beaten and drowned after being thrown into Buffalo Bayou by Houston police in 1977, gathered recently on the banks of the bayou to honor the memory of Jose “Joe” Campos Torres.
A local healthcare services provider celebrating its 100th year of care to the underserved continues to find new and creative ways to amplify Christ’s commands for the faithful to love and take care of one another.
While deeply moving, however, this dramatization of the life of Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg) is also hard-edged, particularly in terms of its dialogue, as seen in the uplifting fact-based biography “Father Stu” (Columbia).
The Catholic Church has a liturgical calendar that ebbs and flows with moments of fasting, such as Lent, but also gifts us times of joyous feasting, such as the Easter Season. We get an entire season to celebrate!
I love the Easter season! For me, it is a season of hope. Everything about it shouts hope. The weather, the new blooms, our parish’s First Communions and Confirmations, Jesus’s resurrection, all celebrate hopefulness.
Remarkably, the idea of an organized system that combined prayer and financial support for all the Church’s missionary efforts originated in the mind of a young French laywoman named Pauline Jaricot. She's being beatified on May 22.
Food pantries across the region, including Catholic Charities and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, are serving a rising spike of people in need spreading to suburban areas. But their donations are falling from grocery stores and private individuals, also hit by higher prices and less surplus.
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