All too often we don’t appreciate until later in life how our mother’s love and wisdom shaped us into who we are. Navigating life as adults often awakens in us the many instances in our own childhood when a mother’s unconditional love carried us through the difficulties, real and imagined, encountered on the road to adulthood....
Wednesday, May 8, 2013057The Holy Spirit is the living water that "quenches the thirst in our lives because he tells us that we are loved by God as his children, that we can love God as his children and with his grace we can live as children of God, like Jesus," Pope Francis said May 8 at his weekly general audience.
Monday, May 6, 20130149Bishop Mark J. Seitz was introduced at a news conference in El Paso May 6 as the seventh bishop of the Diocese of El Paso and talked about how he was going to work with his brother priests to help build up the church in the region.
Just as God creates out of love, it is in this environment of married loved that new human life is brought into existence. Cooperating with God, husband and wife become part of his plan for generating new life. True love begets new life. It is on this that the church bases its teaching on God’s design for married life.
Thursday, May 2, 2013064For the first time in history, the Vatican is home to a pope and a retired pope. Pope Francis welcomed his predecessor, retired Pope Benedict XVI, to the Vatican May 2 outside the convent remodeled for the 86-year-old retired pontiff and five aides. Pope Francis and Pope Benedict entered the convent's chapel together "for a brief moment...
The Christian’s leap of faith is never an irrational escape from reality, such as is typical of a sect or cult, which satisfy insecure people’s craving for belonging at the price of abandoning any critical thinking and surrendering to the “divine” leader their freedom of mind and will.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013068The second annual North Texas Catholic Men's Conference was held April 27 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Plano. Look for more coverage from the event in the May 10 print edition of The Texas Catholic.
Monday, April 29, 20130377Father Salvador Guzmán didn’t hesitate to describe his feeling when Holy Family Catholic Quasi-Parish in Van Alstyne received its first grant from The Catholic Foundation on April 18 during the foundation’s spring grant ceremony at St. Mary of Carmel Community Center.