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Father Esposito: Prayer as audacious battle with God

Sunday, October 3, 20210151 By Father Thomas Esposito Special to The Texas Catholic Near the end of his letter to the Colossians, St. Paul includes a greeting from his fellow disciple Epaphras, “a slave of Christ Jesus, always fighting for you in his prayers so that you...

Father Bayer: Preparing for the Synod

Friday, September 17, 2021028 Lately, I’ve been thinking about the upcoming diocesan synod announced by Bishop Edward J. Burns, which will integrate the synod announced by Pope Francis. What will this local synod, and then also the universal synod, mean for the Church in...

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Father Bayer: ‘Nourished Among the Mountains’

Photo by Cameron Kologinczak, seminarian of the Diocese of Austin, studying at Holy Trinity Seminary. By Father John Bayer Special to The Texas Catholic This summer I had the joy of serving as chaplain for 12 seminarians from Holy Trinity... Friday, August 20, 2021

Father Dankasa: A Patient Faith

We hear about faith, and we talk about it all the time. It’s easy to proclaim that I have faith in God, especially when faith is used as a noun meaning a Christian faith or a Catholic faith. Of course, a Christian is one who believes in the... Thursday, August 19, 2021

Father Gollob: A lesson can be learned from apostles’ differences

Last month, while celebrating the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, I was reminded about the roles that these two Apostles played in the early Christian Church. Peter had listened to the personal teaching of Jesus and also he had been appointed to be... Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Father Esposito: Edith Stein — philosopher, convert, martyr, saint

Few religious orders can match the Carmelites’ All-Star lineup for sanctity of life and brilliance of theological writings: John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Thérèse of Lisieux, and Elizabeth of the Trinity are the heaviest hitters in this... Wednesday, July 21, 2021

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