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September 8, 2020

Cardinal DiNardo tells new Beaumont bishop that closeness to Jesus and the local Church will guide his leadership

Surrounded by brother priests, bishops, clergy, family and friends, Bishop David L. Toups became the newest and sixth bishop to lead the Diocese of Beaumont. Daniel Cardinal DiNardo served as the homilist and principal consecrator for the Mass of Episcopal Ordination and Installation of Bishop Toups at the St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica in Beaumont Aug. 21.

September 8, 2020

In wake of Kenosha violence, U.S. bishops call for day of prayer, fasting against racism

Sept. 9, feast of St. Peter Claver, a day of spiritual work against racism

September 8, 2020

Makers of sacramental wine, altar bread suffer economic hit due to pandemic

With the global pandemic practically shutting everything down for months, the sacramental wine and altar bread business has suffered like other businesses in the country, with COVID-19 preventing most indoor public celebrations of the Mass.

September 8, 2020

ADAMS: Helping youth enter into civilized debate

We can all agree that political debate has turned into political hate with the old rules of decency and mutual respect for dialogue and opinion being thrown out over the past few years.

September 8, 2020

Famed Italian tenor sings two songs in new ‘Fatima’ movie

Most movie patrons head for the exits once they see the closing credits start rolling. Those who do that after watching “Fatima,” though, will miss not one, but two songs performed by the famed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, a Catholic.

September 8, 2020

JONES: Catechetical Sunday: Reviewing our role as Domestic Church

This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on Sept. 20 with the theme of “I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you.” On this day, the parishioners who answered the call to serve as catechists are usually called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. In addition to this commissioning, Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to reflect on the role that each baptized person plays in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel.

September 8, 2020

CARUTHERS: No Greater Love: Friendship is inspired by God for communion, love

Friendship is one of those words and ideas that is often overused or misused in our everyday conversation, and yet, it is referred to over and over again in Scripture. The philosophers tell us that it is a key to understanding the human person’s quest for happiness. So, what is friendship?

August 18, 2020

Catholic schools tread unfamiliar road in upcoming academic year

Pandemic causes school leaders and families to weigh fall semester options

August 18, 2020

Catholic high schools start semester with blend of virtual, on-campus class

Most of the 11 area Catholic high schools are starting their classes online mid-August before moving back into the classroom later in September or October as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

August 18, 2020

Love Conquers COVID: First comes love, then comes online marriage prep

When engaged couple Janet Golden Lix and Kenneth Berntsen selected a springtime wedding date, little did they know that their nuptials would fall right in the middle of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.

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