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Father Esposito: The privilege of being a priest

Friday, May 5, 20230325 Spring, according to custom, is a most suitable season for weddings; the abundance of freshly bursting flowers signals that creation rejoices in the beginning of a new life together. The Easter season, overlapping with spring, often features...

Father Dankasa: Now that Lent is over

Wednesday, April 19, 2023090 Every year we commemorate the season of Lent, which culminates with the celebration of Easter. This is always a reflective season that helps us examine our spiritual lives, identify with the suffering of Jesus, and share in the glory of His...

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Father Esposito: Happiness as the blessed life

“Why should I be happy?” I wasn’t expecting such a snappy retort to my friendly question “Are you happy?”, even though the respondent was my scowling confrere Father Roch Kereszty. Never satisfied with facile and clichéd conversations,... Friday, March 10, 2023

Father Dankasa: Two voices in one

Have you ever wondered why Jesus told one of his closest friends — Peter — to “Get behind me, Satan!”? (Matthew 16:23). This was the man who had just proclaimed that Jesus was “… the Messiah, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16),... Thursday, March 9, 2023

Prayerfully using Lenten seeds for Easter growth

St. Therese of the Child Jesus would carry in her pocket a string of beads with a tiny crucifix at the end. Each time she offered something up she would slide a bead toward the cross. Her goal was each day to bring 10 offerings to Jesus. I've made a... Friday, March 3, 2023

Father Esposito: The science and theology of invention

We typically associate the word “invention” with modern scientific breakthroughs, brilliant and painstaking achievements by geniuses producing civilizational advancements and mastery over the forces of nature. Human ingenuity has produced... Monday, February 13, 2023

Father Dankasa: Finding your prayer request tracker

By Father Jacob Dankasa Special to The Texas Catholic People of faith believe in the power and efficacy of prayer – the act of intercession, petition, supplication, thanksgiving to God, or just keeping a relationship with the Lord. In... Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Father Bayer: The evolution of worship

I read a wonderful book recently that I think lots of people should read, especially science-minded people: Vestige of Eden, Image of Eternity by Daniel Toma. Dr. Toma is a geneticist at Minnesota State University, as well as a wide reader of... Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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