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Father Bayer: Conscience and Reconciliation

Thursday, October 19, 2017025 Confession is a great gift of Catholic spirituality. Thankfully, we enjoy it at every Mass; and, hopefully, we enjoy it sacramentally at least once a year. Catholic faith has always insisted upon freedom and so upon the need to examine our...

Father Bayer: Let us all say ‘yes’ to solidarity

Thursday, October 5, 2017013 A story. Some time ago I had lunch with a black friend in a major city. I asked him what it was like when he first met the couple that informally adopted him by mentoring him after he aged out of foster care. He said something like, “During the...

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Father Gollob: Lock our lives together to be bubbles of hope

In the days just before the recent catastrophic hurricanes in Texas and Florida, there were many hours of warnings about what was about to happen. What so many have just lived through happened almost exactly as had been predicted. How did the... Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Father Gollob: A good role model for our youth

As I write this column, there are preparations going forward in Oklahoma City for the beatification of a priest missionary to the Central American country of Guatemala. Father Stanley Rother has been acknowledged by Pope Francis as the first... Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Father Esposito: Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ

By Father Thomas Esposito Special to The Texas Catholic My noble efforts at maintaining a tranquil, stoic temperament fail miserably whenever I hear one particular response to the topic of reading the Bible. It comes in several variations,... Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Father Gollob: God’s word frees us over and over

By Father Timothy Gollob Special to The Texas Catholic There is a certain wonder and mystery about the Ordinary Times of the church liturgical cycle. Every year our Masses change from white to red to violet to green just like the Earth... Sunday, July 23, 2017

Father Bayer: Feel the wind of the spirit

By Father John Bayer Special to The Texas Catholic Pentecost, which we celebrated last Sunday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Mary and the Apostles (Acts 2:1-47). Shortly before Jesus suffered, died and rose again, he... Friday, June 30, 2017

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