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Catholic Schools still ready to welcome new students!

Catholic schools are “back in place” and they have a place for your child. All schools in the Diocese of Beaumont have been open since Sept. 13 with plans in place to support students and families who are recovering from Harvey. Marcia Stevens, superintendent of Catholic schools, issued an invitation to parents who are concerned [...]

The Light of Christ through tragedy

Out of every bad situation or tragedy, the good manages to come through. That is the light of Christ shining through darkness,” said Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, while celebrating Mass at Sacred Heart-St. Mary Parish in Harvey-stricken Port Arthur. Bishop Guillory referred to not only the hurricanes, but also the other natural disasters and tragedies [...]

Cardinal Dolan Launches 2017-18 Program with Respect Life Month Statement

WASHINGTON — In a statement to mark Respect Life Month, October 2017, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York reiterated the need to build a culture of life throughout the year. Cardinal Dolan chairs the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Cardinal’s statement launches the year-long 2017-18 Respect Life Program [...]

Catholic Charities sets up distribution site in Beaumont

More than a thousand people were helped Saturday, Sept. 30, when Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas distributed needed supplies in Beaumont. Some people waited in line 2 hours to receive the items that included cleaning supplies, food, paper goods, toiletries and pet food. In addition to the local volunteers that include Bishop Curtis Guillory and [...]

Encountering Christ at a lazy river

Jesus gave St. Francis of Assisi the mission to “Go, rebuild my Church.” This was the major mission of the Encounter Houston Steubenville Young Adult Conference. Adoration, relationships and a lazy river – these were some of the themes that young adults from around the country saw throughout the conference. Several young adults from the [...]

Bishop celebrates Mass in town hard hit by Harvey

“Harvey has awakened us to what is important.” Those words were part of the message Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, shared with parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes, Vidor, as he celebrated Mass in that parish on Sunday, Oct. 1. ‘‘We have come to see that our faith has connected us,” Bishop Guillory said as he [...]

Get answers now, deadline for SBA disaster loans fast approaching

  Do you need answers to all those questions you have about getting a low-interest loan to help with Harvey damage to your home? The Small Business Administration is ready to answer those questions at a series of meetings being held in coordination with Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas. SBA Public Information Officer Susheel Kumar [...]

Slidell brings help to Port Arthur

To help Harvey recovery in Port Arthur, volunteers from the Men’s Club from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Slidell, La., served meals to the community at St. Joseph Parish Sept. 30-Oct.1. Men from the Knights of Columbus Council 2732 in Slidell also came to Port Arthur. “The Holy Ghost motivated us to come help,” [...]

Bishops Conference President Calls for Prayers, Care for Others After Tragic Shooting in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON—On October 2, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, expressed “deep grief” after a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas. The full text of the statement follows: “We woke this morning and learned of yet another night filled with unspeakable terror, this time in [...]

USCCB Chairmen Urge Congress To Support The Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act Of 2017, H.R. 2405 / S. 1823

WASHINGTON—Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, and Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski, bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts and chairman of the USCCB Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, urged Members of Congress to support passage of the Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act of 2017 (H.R. 2405 / S. [...]