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Bishop Guillory blessed St. Joseph’s Altar at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica

Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, blessed the food of the St. Joseph’s Altar at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica’s St. Joseph’s Day Spaghetti Lunch March 16 at the Cathedral Center. The meals featured pasta Milanese, Courville’s fried fish, Italian vegetables, bread and dessert. The celebration is an effort that raises money through the sale of spaghetti plates [...]

White Mass honors medical community

Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, celebrated White Mass with doctors, nurses and healthcare providers at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica March 11. The Mass, which also included Anointing of the Sick, honored and recognized the medical community.

Miracles attributed to Pope Paul VI, Romero clear way for sainthood

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has cleared the way for the canonizations of Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero. At a meeting March 6 with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, Pope Francis signed decrees for the causes of 13 men and women -- [...]

Chairmen Call Faithful to Prayer and Action Urging Congress to Enact the Conscience Protection Act

WASHINGTON–Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, chair of the USCCB’s Committee for Religious Liberty urge the faithful to flood Congress with emails and calls asking for enactment of the Conscience Protection Act as part of [...]

St. Katharine Drexel Feast Day celebrated at Blessed Sacrament

Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, celebrated Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church in Beaumont March 1 recognizing the feast day of St. Katharine Drexel and her commitment to helping Native Americans and African Americans. Her work, as a sister and founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, included financing the printing of 500 copies of “A [...]

Temple Emanuel hosts Deli Day event

Temple Emanuel in Beaumont hosted its Deli Day event March 1 that raises funds for the temple and local charities. In its 30th year, the event sold lunches, cheesecakes and other desserts.

Confessional is a place of forgiveness, not threats, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Priests must be mindful that the confessional is a place where people can find forgiveness and mercy, not threats and condemnation, Pope Francis said. God "does not want to beat us and condemn us," but rather "he always looks for a way to enter [...]

Catholic Extension honors Archbishop Fiorenza

It was an evening of celebrating the ministry of Beaumont native Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza at the second annual Spirit of Francis Award dinner Feb. 24 in Houston. The award is given by Catholic Extension. The Spirit of Francis Award is accompanied by a grant to a mission diocese that is served by Catholic Extension. Archbishop [...]

Joe Tortorice Jr. honored at American Heart Association Ball

The Golden Triangle American Heart Association honored Joe Tortorice Jr. with the 2018 Dr. J.C. Crager Community Award at the association’s Heart Ball Feb. 24 at the Beaumont Civic Center. He was recognized for dedicating his life to improving the quality of life for others. Tortorice, an active parishioner at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, founded [...]

National Call-in Day for the Protection of Dreamers, Feb. 26

February 23, 2018 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), along with USCCB vice-president, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, chairman, USCCB Committee on Migration, have issued a call to U.S. Catholics and people of good will across the nation to [...]