Wednesday, February 7, 20180185Catholics should use the season of Lent to look for signs and symptoms of being under the spell of false prophets and of living with cold, selfish and hateful hearts, Pope Francis said. Together with "the often bitter medicine of the truth," the church -- as mother and teacher -- offers people "the soothing remedy of prayer, almsgiving...
Sunday, April 2, 20170237“Hope rather than fear,” St. Thomas Aquinas taught, is the true “cause of confession.” An act of love, confession “gives us life,” he said. It’s a sacrament which “opens the gate of heaven.”
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By Father Thomas Esposito
Special to The Texas Catholic
Among the myriad treasures of Sacred Scripture, one of the most neglected has to be the Letter to the Hebrews. It receives relatively little attention in the liturgy, and I imagine few people would be able to recall any recognizable theme or passage from the book. Many might...
Thursday, March 16, 20170779The best way to evangelize can often be the simplest. Such is the case for Father Jason Cargo, the tech-savvy pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church who has begun leading his parishioners in a daily, Lenten recitation of the rosary as they walk through the parish’s surrounding neighborhoods.
Friday, March 3, 20170184Life can bear the stamp of a perpetual Lent for many people, believers and non-believers alike. The desert is the dominant symbol for the church’s annual preparation for Jesus’ Passion, death and resurrection, joining our meditations and mortifications to the Israelites’ 40 years of wandering and Jesus’ own 40 days of temptatio
Friday, April 10, 20150126By now Lent and Holy Week and Easter Sunday have come and gone. But there are always remnants of what has happened in the past to remind us that maybe we didn’t sweep all the corners, maybe we didn’t fix all the leaks in our roof, maybe we missed some blessings.
Monday, March 30, 20150503During Holy Week, an important liturgical celebration occurs that only takes place in the cathedral, but touches many lives in every parish in the diocese. It is, of course, the Chrism Mass at which the holy oils to be used in every parish are consecrated, blessed and distributed.
Friday, March 27, 20150119As we enter into the great days of Holy Week, preparing for the joy of Easter resurrection and newness of life in mind, spirit and body, we need to reflect on the past weeks of Lenten penance and reconciliation. Warmer, brighter, greener days are coming, but do you remember the cold icy weeks of February and early March?