With our multimedia conglomerates (and to a shameful degree ourselves) being enamored with the circus atmosphere of this presidential primary debacle with its ensemble of clowns, tightrope walkers and jugglers we have completely overlooked the martyrdom of four religious women of color, members of the Missionaries of Charity along with 11 of their lay ministers and five others that they were caring for at their retirement complex in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden. Gunmen stormed the compound ministered to by the sisters on March 4 slaughtering all 20.
At every Mass God invites us to journey with Him through His suffering, death and resurrection in the Paschal Mystery, where we die and are born again in His body and blood. At that time, we come to the table with the Communion of Saints to be united as one body, joined with those on earth as well as those in Heaven.
In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Special Youth Services (SYS) of the Archdiocese is dedicated to bringing God’s love and mercy to at-risk youth placed by the courts in juvenile justice centers, facilities and programs.
Michael J. Sis, the sixth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Angelo, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Prayer Breakfast, set for 7:30 a.m. at Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel at 1600 Lamar St. in downtown Houston.
View an online calendar of upcoming events held by parishes, ministries and organizations Around the Archdiocese and find out how to submit event information for upcoming issues of the Texas Catholic Herald.