How many words, songs and rhymes are stored in your memory? If I say, “Take me out to the…” or “Oops I…” you could probably finish the two lines (“Take me out to the ballgame” and “Oops I did it again”). We have an immense world...
Thursday, March 14, 20190122When I was serving as parochial vicar at St. Joseph parish in Richardson, I observed something about the trees in the courtyard that amazed me. If you’re familiar with the layout at St. Joseph, you know that between the church and the rectory is a...
Sunday, March 3, 20190212“What is most contrary to salvation is not sin but habit.” These are the words of Charles Péguy, instigator, poet, soldier, Catholic. And they’re words which, for me, come to mind as we begin our Lent again.
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By Father Thomas Esposito
Special to The Texas Catholic
My first years as a priest and spiritual director have taught me that many people do not love themselves as they should. This is hardly a matter of selfish egoism – we must, after...
A few weeks ago, Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Farmers Branch hosted “Treasures of the Church,” a traveling exhibition of sacred relics from the Vatican. By all appearances, it was a wonderful event.Thursday, February 14, 2019
In today’s world, technology has provided us with a means for easy and accessible communication with a global audience in addition to our everyday face-to-face interactions. The remote and often faceless nature of technology — through the...Monday, February 11, 2019
God does not experience or suffer emotions as we do. Theologians rightly point out that the divine essence, so utterly transcendent, not limited by bodily form, cannot be moved or changed in the way that human beings are, subject as we are to the...Friday, February 1, 2019
Our God created us out of love and he created us in his image and he created us, the creator of all life, human and divine, and we have been given the task to uphold that gift of life, to be stewards of life and to be a voice for the voiceless. We...Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Do you want a great book for our ideological times? Do you want to be challenged, no matter where you sit on the ideological spectrum between Left and Right? Well, then I’ve got a book for you: In Defense of Nature: The Catholic Unity of...Wednesday, January 16, 2019
As we prepare to embark on another Catholic Schools Week, I have been reflecting on my own Catholic education and the incredible number of people who came together in order to ensure that I could receive the tremendous gifts of the many Catholic...Wednesday, January 16, 2019