Saturday, September 12, 2020085This is a wonderful opportunity for me to express my gratitude to the Catholic Schools Office for all that they have done in order to put forth and set up this new school year, for, as all of you know, this school year is coming to us with a lot of struggle, a lot of challenges, and, of course, it is an adventure, to say the least.
Friday, August 28, 2020060When he addresses, via video message, the U.N. General Assembly Sept. 15, Pope Francis is expected to speak about using the coronavirus crisis as an opportunity to rethink economic, political and environmental policies in a way that will benefit humanity and the earth.
Thursday, May 14, 20200505As part of an e-Learning assignment, Patty Donovan challenged her seventh-graders at St. Rita Catholic School to write Letters to the Editor addressing at least one positive each has experienced during their “shelter-at-home” time due to COVID-19 concerns. Below is a sample of those letters crafted by St. Rita students.
Thursday, May 7, 20200420Sheltering in place might not look much like a dark wood, but my time in quarantine has brought Dante to the forefront of my mind. I have long been awed by the brilliance of his “Divine Comedy,” the indescribably beautiful rhythm and rhyme of his Italian, and the sheer bravado that inspired him both to locate his own contemporaries...
Wednesday, May 6, 20200530The coronavirus pandemic is a "favorable time to rediscover the need for prayer in our lives; let us open the doors of our hearts to the love of God our father, who will listen to us," Pope Francis said.
Thursday, April 30, 202002959Bishop Edward J. Burns has announced the start of opening up the Diocese of Dallas in four phases, beginning with scheduled confessions and the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation and religious celebrations for families that may now begin in small groups.
Wednesday, April 22, 20200295Luke begins his account of Peter’s confession that Jesus is the Messiah with a rather curious phrase: “Once when Jesus was praying in solitude, and the disciples were with him, he asked them, ‘Who do the crowds say that I am?’” (Luke 9:18). Those who already know the answer might gloss over the sheer oddity of the opening...