Friday, April 13, 201807Over 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.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018046I 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, 2018057One 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...
Saturday, March 31, 201809Lent is almost over, and many of us are already evaluating our Lenten resolutions. How did you do? Did you keep your resolutions? Let me suggest a few things to keep in mind as we reflect on our resolutions.
From the cross, Jesus gives his followers a final instruction on how to read both the Scriptures and his own sacrificial death. Only the Roman soldiers crucifying him and the small ensemble of his followers, St. John and his mother among them, hear...Friday, March 16, 2018
Back in the late 1960s when North Texas was known as the Diocese of Dallas-Fort Worth, a wonderful event occurred. Four parishes in Dallas had creative young adults who recognized that the high school youth of those times were in danger of slipping...Friday, March 2, 2018
A rising pastoral topic in the church these days is the proper way to respond to those who say they are transgender. As Catholics, a good place from which to orient ourselves is Amoris laetitia by Pope Francis.
Pope Francis does not see the...Thursday, March 1, 2018
Charles Dickens had a way with words. In his novel, “A Tale of Two Cities,” he penned the famous quote: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Most of us have memorized those few words, but Dickens went on to flesh out the...Thursday, February 15, 2018
At the beginning of Lent, I always think about Winnie-the-Pooh, particularly the time he got stuck in Rabbit’s front door. You remember the story: he’d eaten too much and, trying to leave, found himself so tightly wedged he couldn’t go either...Thursday, February 15, 2018
By Father Thomas Esposito
Special to The Texas Catholic
Israel became a nation in the barren desert of the Sinai Peninsula. The formative experience of fleeing Egypt united them as a band of refugee-brothers, but nostalgia for their enslaved...Thursday, February 15, 2018