Friday, June 15, 2018094Within the Diocese of Dallas, we have two very important goals for Catholic schools: we want to make sure that every student entrusted to our care has the ability to reach college and heaven. These goals sum up the academic and moral metrics that...
Friday, May 25, 2018014This year, on May 21, we celebrated a new feast, the “Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church.” About three months ago, Pope Francis decreed that this feast, which since its creation in 1975 had been only a votive mass, should...
Friday, May 11, 20180219Two of the sacraments of initiation, Baptism and Confirmation, are one-time events in a Catholic’s life, not to be repeated again. They are certainly spiritual milestones, and the graces conferred through the signs of water, oil, and the laying on...
Wednesday, May 9, 2018030Recently, I was checking out my garden in back of the Holy Cross rectory and I was pondering what purpose it served. It was not beautiful nor was it bounteous in produce, but it had a multitude of goodies stuffed into every corner.
Several weeks ago, I got an eye-opening education on the life of the first Black Roman Catholic priest in the United States, Father Augustus Tolton. This came in the form of the play, “Tolton...From Slave to Priest,” which was presented as a...Friday, April 27, 2018
Today is the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine, as you have probably heard many times today and throughout this past week. Our purpose in organizing this whole tribute is to bring us together as a school, as a family. Because even though...Wednesday, April 25, 2018
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40 As we encountered the community members on our FOCUS Greek Mission spring break trip to Haiti, these words echoed deep...Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Over Spring Break, I was one of eight student missionaries sent by SMU Catholic Campus Ministry to partner with students from Southeast Missouri State University to assist the Sisters of Our Lady of Angels, located in west Chicago.Friday, April 13, 2018
I guarantee that the Holy Spirit worked overtime during the past Holy Week. One inspiration came via email saying that if sometimes you feel overwhelmed and are buried deep in the earth, Easter is the time to rethink that thought and consider that...Wednesday, April 11, 2018
One of the great titles bestowed by the church upon Mary Magdalene is “the apostle to the apostles.” According to the Gospel of John, Mary, still sorrowful on “the first day of the week” (John 20:1), is the privileged recipient of the first...Wednesday, April 11, 2018