Thursday, December 14, 201703
By Father Thomas Esposito
Special to The Texas Catholic
Sight is the most divine of our spiritual senses. In the beginning, “God saw all that He had made, and found it very good” (Genesis 1:31), and the human being is created to image God (Genesis 1:26-27). Because we are the only beings created in the image and likeness of...
Tuesday, November 28, 2017015The plight of the ethnic Muslim minority in Myanmar's Rakhine state was front and center in speeches by Pope Francis and Aung San Suu Kyi, but neither publicly used the word Rohingya.
Monday, November 27, 2017024Luann Nelson calls her sewing room her “chapel” for thousands of reasons. Since she started the Prayer Cover Ministry at St. Pius X Catholic Church in 2000, she and the parish volunteers who joined the ministry have made more than 15,700 prayer shawls, with no two alike.
Monday, November 20, 2017018 People have a basic choice in the way they live: either striving to build up treasures on earth or giving to others in order to gain heaven, Pope Francis said. "What we invest in love remains, the rest vanishes," the pope said in his homily Nov. 19, the first World Day of the Poor.
Saturday, November 18, 2017031When catechist Luz Santiago introduced “Chosen: This is your Catholic Faith” for teens at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in September, she said that she sensed some skepticism in the second-year Confirmation class for RCIA participants.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017018Mass is the highest form of prayer and not an appropriate moment for small talk, Pope Francis said. At church, Catholics should spend their time in silence before Mass, preparing "to meet with Jesus" instead of engaging in "chitchat," the pope said Nov. 15 during his weekly general audience.
Friday, November 10, 2017058Along the country roads near the northern rim of Waco, dairy farms and horse ranches abound on the way to the clustered artists’ workshops that anchor Stanton Studios’ 25-acre property. Distinctive buildings house the creative and technical energy of owner Bryant Stanton and his 13 staff members, who work in wood, glass and metal....
Monday, November 6, 2017050Students at All Saints Catholic School were recently given a new classroom — of the spiritual sort. On Oct. 13, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, faculty, staff and benefactors formally dedicated a new Marian grotto adjacent to the school’s front door.