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Diocese of Beaumont takes home awards at Catholic Press Awards

The Diocese of Beaumont took home four awards at the 2018 Catholic Press Awards ceremony. The Diocese of Beaumont staff was awarded first place for The Diocese of Beaumont Annual Report 2015-2016.  Staff was complimented for using multiple languages to ensure that the message was accessible to all of the East Texas Catholic audience.  This [...]

At meeting in Florida, U.S. bishops decry Sessions’ asylum decision

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CNS) -- The U.S. bishops June 13 decried U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision that asylum seekers fleeing domestic or gang violence cannot find protection in the United States. "At its core, asylum is an instrument to preserve the right to life," the bishops' statement said. They urged the nation's policymakers and [...]

St. Joseph Altar event proceeds donated to local charities

Local charities are now benefitting from the St. Joseph Altar celebration. St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica pastor Msgr. Jerry McGrath and St. Joseph Altar Committee chair Linda Domino presented checks during a ceremony June 13 to award proceeds from the 2018 St. Joseph’s Altar event. “That’s why we do this work,” said Domino. “We know we’re [...]

Worship, fellowship highlight St. Anthony Feast Day Celebration

Parish and school families gathered for faith, food and fellowship during the St. Anthony Feast Day Celebration June 13 at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica. The evening included a prayer service, a procession to the cathedral center as well as bingo, music and games. St Anthony is venerated all over the world as the patron saint [...]

Breakfast with the Bishop

  Catholic Charities is saying ‘thank you’ to everyone that helped make the annual Breakfast with the Bishop a huge success. Food, fun and faith were part of the day at the St. Jude Thaddeus Family Life Center on June 9.  Families gathered to join Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, DD at the annual breakfast.  All [...]

The Priesthood: a Look Behind

“I would watch the priest or altar servers swinging censers back and forth,” Msgr. Salvador Culotta commented with a grin at the memory.  “I thought that if I counted how many times they did it, I would know something others wouldn’t at school.  Boy was I wrong!  Many things changed from when I was 5 [...]

Unity Explosion Conference ends but marks a beginning

"You have been informed. You have been inspired. Now go transform the world,” said Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, during Mass that brought the Unity Explosion Conference to a close June 10 in San Antonio. Bishop Brendan Cahill of the Diocese of Victoria co-celebrated the Mass with Bishop Guillory. For the past several days, parishioners from [...]

Pray & Prep: Lessons from Harvey

By Walker  Wooding “Pray that the storms, weather-related and the storms of life, will pass us by, or that we will have the ability to deal with storms that come our way.” That’s the way Father Jim McClintock, pastor at St. Mary Parish in Fannett, is preparing parishioners and himself for the new hurricane season [...]

Unity Explosion Conference: Music’s key role in evangelization

Conference music director Roger Holland sat behind the piano and led a choir rehearsal as one of the music sessions held at the Unity Explosion Conference June 9 in San Antonio. “When I look up I want you to go up,” Holland said for those in the choir who couldn’t see his hand directing them [...]

Conference opens dialogue on challenges of faith, Catholic experience

“Compassion is hard work walking with someone in their stuff,” said Father Steven Bell, CSP, about confronting obstacles to faith in his “Shaking the Salt and Switching on the Light” presentation at the Unity Explosion Conference  June 9. Father Bell added that compassion means getting down in the gutter with someone who finds himself there. [...]