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  • July 29, 2014
    New high school students from Incarnate Word Academy met in the Mother M. Patricia Gunning Gymnasium for orientation on July 29.
  • July 29, 2014 | by Judith Sudilovsky, Catholic News Service
    BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) -- As the death toll in Gaza surpasses 1,000, violent demonstrations in the West Bank leave dead and wounded, and an entire Christian community is exiled from the Iraqi city of Mosul by Islamic extremists, Christians in the Holy Land find themselves facing harsh realities.
  • July 29, 2014 | by Simone Orendain, Catholic News Service
    MANILA, Philippines (CNS) -- Asian Youth Day, scheduled Aug. 13-17 in South Korea, is a smaller event that the international World Youth Day celebrations, said the Bangladeshi priest organizing the event.
  • July 24, 2014
    The Texas Catholic Conference today issued a letter to all members of the Texas Congressional delegation urging them to reach a policy consensus that compassionately and effectively addresses the humanitarian crisis along the southern border.
  • July 24, 2014
    WASHINGTON—Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, today called upon President Obama and the Central American presidents to protect and care for children and families fleeing violence in the region.
  • July 22, 2014 | by Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- President Barack Obama's executive order of July 21 has installed workplace rules forbidding the firing of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people by the federal government and federal contractors -- a key provision in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act languishing in Congress.
  • July 22, 2014 | by Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As the last Iraqi Christians in Mosul fled the city, Pope Francis urgently called for prayers, dialogue and peace.
  • July 22, 2014
    Seven young boys have joined the group of 30 altar boys at St Anthony of Padua in Robstown under the guidance of Father Michael Crump, SOLT. The boys assisted Father Crump for the first time at the noon Mass on Sunday, July 20. See photos here.
  • July 22, 2014
    Diaconate candidates with the Diocese of Corpus Christi delivered an abundant of supplies for migrant children in McAllen this weekend. Many of them stayed and volunteered their time. See photos here.
  • July 22, 2014
    Our Lady of the Rosary is having “Movie Nights” once a month in which they will feature faith-based entertainment, education and fellowship for families, pastor Father Gabriel Coelho said.Movie Nights
  • July 22, 2014
    SOLT Sister Mary of the Incarnation (Anna) Kiernan, who joined the SOLT Sisters in their very first group in 1958, turned 99 on Saturday, July 19.
  • July 11, 2014
    Over the course of two weekends, approximately 7,400 teens, youth ministers, chaperones and volunteers will attend the Steubenville St. Louis Mid-America youth conferences on the campus of Missouri State University. The first conference will be held July 11-13, and the second conference the following weekend July 18-20.
  • July 9, 2014
    Catholic Charities’ Office of Ministry and Life Enrichment for the Disabled held their Walsh’s Annual Summer Camp for persons with special needs at Our Lady of Corpus Christi on July 8 and 9. See more on this event in the August edition of the South Texas Catholic.
  • July 8, 2014
    Sister Theresa Nguyen, IWBS, professed perpetual vows in the congregation of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament in a profession ceremony and Mass on June 28. See more on this event in the August issue of the South Texas Catholic.
  • July 7, 2014 | by Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Asking for forgiveness, Pope Francis told abuse survivors that "despicable actions" caused by clergy have been hidden for too long and had been "camouflaged with a complicity that cannot be explained."
  • July 7, 2014 | by Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service
    The tragic deaths of thousands of men, women and children who die while searching for a better future should trigger compassion and action, not indifference, Pope Francis said.
  • June 30, 2014 | by Steven Alford, CHRISTUS Spohn Media Specialist
    CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, the region’s only nationally accredited cancer program, announced June 27 that it has completed acquisition of South Texas Comprehensive Cancer Centers (STCCC).
  • June 30, 2014 | by Norma Montenegro Flynn, USCCB
    La decisión de hoy, 30 de junio, de la Corte Suprema del país en favor de Hobby Lobby Stores y Conestoga Wood Specialties muestra que la “justicia ha prevalecido”, dijeron el Arzobispo Joseph E. Kurtz de Louisville, presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos, y el Arzobispo William E. Lori de Baltimore, presidente del Comité Ad Hoc para la Libertad Religiosa.
  • June 30, 2014 | by Patricia Zapor, Catholic News Service
    In a narrowly tailored 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court June 30 said closely held companies may be exempted from a government requirement to include contraceptives in employee health insurance coverage under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
  • June 30, 2014
    Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi will host the 2014 Dinner and Dialogue with Bishop Michael Mulvey on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center. The bi-annual fundraiser helps support the programs and services of Catholic Charities and the Mother Teresa Shelter.
  • June 30, 2014 | by By Alfredo E. Cardenas, South Texas Catholic
    After more than a quarter century driving past pro life advocates praying at the entrance to his abortion clinic’s parking lot entrance, Dr. Eduardo Aquino announced last month that he was retiring and closing his Coastal Birth Control Center.
  • June 30, 2014
    For the good of the people of God in the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Bishop Michael Mulvey has made the following appointments:
  • June 30, 2014 | by By Rebecca Esparza, Correspondent
    When Father J. Patrick Serna was studying in Rome as a seminarian in 2000, he asked Father Bob Dunn, pastor at his home parish of Most Precious Blood, if he could borrow his chalice. There was a remote possibility he could have it blessed by St. John Paul II. As it turned out, the chalice was used for a Mass at the Vatican and blessed by Pope John Paul II and now is used in all Sunday Masses at Most Precious Blood.
  • June 30, 2014 | by By Rebecca Esparza, Correspondent
    St. Patrick School principal Evelyn Burton says the mission of educators at the school is to form the whole child: spiritually, academically, physically, socially and emotionally.
  • June 30, 2014
    Sister Maria Alyse Vogel, ISSM, 86, passed away, Tuesday, June 17 in Rockport. She was born Nov. 17, 1927 in Steinfeld, Germany.
  • June 30, 2014
    Sister María Del Carmen Villalpando, MDPVM died on June 16 in Kingsville at the age of 93. She was born on July 15, 1920 to Norberto and María Isabel Villalpando of Tepatitlán Jalisco, México.
  • June 30, 2014
    Father Randy Cain, parochial vicar at St. Patrick’s Parish in Corpus Christi, passed into eternal life on June 11 and was laid to rest in his hometown of Winnsboro, Louisiana on June 14. Father Cain had served in the Diocese of Corpus Christi since his ordination in 1988.
  • June 30, 2014 | by Por Luisa Scolari, Corresponsal
    Martha Fernández-Sardina impartió “La comprensión de la Nueva Evangelización y Defendiendo la Fe” el Sábado 14 de Junio en los salones del nuevo Centro Parroquial de la Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de San Juan de los Lagos, Madre de la Iglesia de Corpus Christi. El Padre Julián Cabrera, Director del Ministerio Hispano de la Diócesis de Corpus Christi, invitó a Fernández-Sardina para cumplir con el llamado a la evangelización de el Papa Francisco.
  • June 30, 2014 | by By Father Joseph Lopez, JCL, Contributor
    Some of us have heard that vocation promotion is not just for the vocation office. The truth is it is the duty of every member of the church to promote vocations.
  • June 30, 2014 | by By Sister Mary Juliane Kuntscher, IWBS, Contributor
    Sister Elizabeth Close, IWBS will observe her golden jubilee on Aug. 7. Sister Elizabeth entered the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament on Aug. 7, 1961, and received the religious habit as a novice on June 2, 1962. She professed first vows on Aug. 7, 1964, and perpetual vows on August 7, 1967.
  • June 30, 2014 | by By Corrina Longoria, Correspondent
    It was fitting and more than appropriate that the hymn “Here I am, Lord",” which calls God's people to serve the Lord, was sung May 31 at the ordination of Father David Bayardo and Father Alfredo Villarreal. Not only did these two men say, “Here I am Lord,” their family members–who watched with rapture-filled, tear-stained faces–also answered the call when they shared their sons and brothers with the church.
  • June 30, 2014 | by By Patricia Zapor, Catholic News Service
    As the federal government struggles to care for an unexpected influx of children caught trying to cross the border without a parent or guardian, dioceses and social service agencies where the minors are passing through are trying to provide assistance.
  • June 30, 2014 | by By Francis X. Rocca and Judith Sudilovsky, Catholic News Service
    Celebrating Mass a few steps from the spot traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus, Pope Francis said that the way society treats its young reveals its moral character.
  • June 30, 2014 | by By Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service
    Praying for peace in the Holy Land alongside leaders of long-antagonistic nations, Pope Francis called on God to act where human efforts had failed, to end what he described as violence inspired by the devil.
  • June 30, 2014 | by By Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. Contributor
    A June 2014 article in the New England Journal of Medicine, written by researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institutes of Health, points out that marijuana is not the harmless drug that many imagine.
  • June 30, 2014 | by By Bishop Michael Mulvey, STL, DD South Texas Catholic
    In his Apostolic Exhortation, “The Joy the Gospel,” Pope Francis explains the meaning and the place of the homily during our Liturgical celebration, especially on Sundays. He quotes from St. John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter Dies Domini, “that the liturgical proclamation of the word of God, especially in the Eucharistic assembly, is not so much a time for meditation and catechesis as a dialogue between God and his people, a dialogue in which the great deeds of salvation are proclaimed and the demands of the covenant are continually restated.”
  • June 30, 2014 | by By Father J. Patrick Serna, Contributor
    Our Christian belief in one baptism for the forgiveness of sins only makes sense in relation to the paschal mystery. The paschal mystery, basically, is our core belief in the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  • June 30, 2014 | by By Sister Anne Marie Walsh, SOLT Contributor
    What does God think of humanity? What does God think of us? There is plenty of evidence to suggest that what we think he thinks, and what he actually thinks, are often two very different things.
  • June 30, 2014 | by By Sister Kathleen McDonagh, IWBS Contributor
    During the summer months, many of us find that our daily schedule changes, at least for a time, long or short. We may take time to have a relaxing experience. However, after some time relaxing, we may begin to realize that we are not being as faithful to our prayer life. This lack of fidelity to our prayer life, however, is not a necessary part of our vacation.
  • June 30, 2014
    Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi hosted a presentation and strategy discussion concerning payday and auto-title loans on Wednesday, June 18. Jeff Patterson, executive director of the Texas Catholic Conference, facilitated the workshop.
  • June 30, 2014
    Bishop Michael Mulvey ordained four priests at the Corpus Christi Cathedral on Saturday, May 31. It was, the bishop said to the new priests, “a special day in your lives and in the lives of your families, but it is also a unique moment in the life of the entire Church.”
  • June 30, 2014 | by By Mary Cottingham, South Texas Catholic
    Thanks to the generosity of parishioners from the Diocese of Corpus Christi who donated and continue to donate to the Legacy of Faith, Future of Hope Capital Endowment Campaign, retired priests in the diocese have begun moving into their new homes at the St. John Vianney Residence for Priests.
  • June 29, 2014
    Holy Cross Catholic Church hosted a Family Day Out on June 29. It was billed as Centennial Fundraiser and included food, fun, games and entertainment.The parish will celebrate its Centennial on Sept. 14. Everyone is welcomed to attend. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. The parish is located at 1109 North Staples Street in Corpus Christi.
  • June 27, 2014
    For the good of the people and the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Bishop Michael Mulvey has made new priest appointments.
  • June 26, 2014
    Five couples participated in a special centennial marriage celebration at St. Martin of Tours Church in Kingsville on June 14. The wedding vows were exchanged before families and friends of the participants.
  • June 25, 2014
    St. Anthony School kindergarten class graduated on May 28.
  • June 25, 2014
    Eighth grade students from St. Anthony School in Robstown graduated on May 28.
  • June 25, 2014
    Father George Nedeff, SOLT celebrated First Holy Communion Mass for second graders from St. Anthony School at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Robstown on May 4.
  • June 24, 2014
    Texas' Catholic Bishops are deeply concerned about the increasing number of unaccompanied children and mothers from Central America and Mexico who are crossing into the United States through our state.
  • June 24, 2014
    On Monday, June 23, Liberty Institute secured a victory in its fight to protect the free speech and religious liberty rights of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin, and Austin area Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs). In the case Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin et al v. City of Austin, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that the Austin city ordinance targeting the religious life-affirming groups unconstitutional.
  • June 23, 2014
    Father Yul Ibay and Communion class of 2014 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, special event during the parish's Centennial Celebration Year.
  • June 22, 2014
    The faith community of St. Joseph in Alice celebrated the Solemnity of Corpus Christi on Sunday June 22. At the conclusion of Mass, Father Pete Elizardo carried the Blessed Sacrament and led a large crowd gathered for the celebration in a Eucharistic Procession around the neighborhood.
  • June 22, 2014 | by Eddie Perez
    On Sunday, June 22, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi celebration was held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Alice, celebrated by Father Julian Cabrera. The Guadalupanas participated in the procession to the church. (Photos by Eddie Perez)
  • June 21, 2014
    An Urgent call for assistance is being made for immigrant refugee children in the Rio Grande Valley who have crossed into the United States and now are being released from federal holding areas. The large numbers are taxing the resources in that area.
  • June 17, 2014
    La Parroquia Sagrado Corazón de Corpus Christi celebró una fiesta de Pentecostés, el 8 de junio para aumentar la fidelidad y llenar los corazones con el Espíritu Santo. El Grupo de Oración del Sagrado Corazón patrocinó el evento.
  • June 10, 2014
    Leticia Mondragon, donor recruiter and public relations for the Coastal Bend Blood Center, presented awards to Bishop Michael Mulvey, Msgr. Michael Heras and Father Pat Donohoe for their support. See photos here.
  • June 6, 2014
    Joe Verastegui, Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council #3110, awarded Brianna C. Espinoza, daughter of Eric L. Espinoza and Myrta A. Espinoza, the Texas State Council Aid to Education grant for $1000. Espinoza was the lone winner for the Diocese of Corpus Christi.
  • June 6, 2014
    As the nation prepares to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy on Friday, June 6, the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS) salutes Father Ignatius Maternowski, the only United States military chaplain to die on D-Day.
  • June 6, 2014
    Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, called upon the Obama administration and Congress to protect unaccompanied children from Mexico and Central America crossing the border and to respond to the root causes of poverty and increasing violence as a long-term solution to the issue.
  • June 6, 2014
    WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), called upon Congress to reform our nation’s immigration system. “The time to act is now,” said Archbishop Kurtz in a June 5 statement. He spoke in advance of the spring meeting of the U.S. bishops, to be held June 10-13, in New Orleans.
  • June 5, 2014
    For the good of the people of God in the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Bishop Mulvey has made the following official appointments:
  • June 3, 2014
    Donations to the 2013 Retirement Fund for Religious collection amounted to nearly $28.3 million nationwide, with $63,668.32 coming from the Diocese of Corpus Christi. This is the highest total since 2008.
  • June 2, 2014
    Father James Foelker, OMI, celebrated his 65th anniversary of priestly ordination with parishioners from Our Lady of Guadalupe in Sarita, Texas. See photos here.
  • May 30, 2014 | by By Msgr. Michael Howell, Contributor and Alfredo E. Cardenas, South Texas Catholic
    On June 6, Msgr. Gregory “Rory” Deane—who was ordained in Ireland in 1954—will celebrate 60 years in the priesthood. In retirement now, he has time to reminisce about his youth, his family, his beloved Ireland and the many changes in the universal church and in the Diocese of Corpus Christi.
  • May 30, 2014 | by By Father James Stembler, Contributor
    "The Church acknowledges the indispensable contribution which women make to society through the sensitivity, intuition and other distinctive skill sets which they, more than men, tend to possess. I think, for example, of the special concern which women show to others, which finds a particular, even if not exclusive, expression in motherhood" – Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, #103
  • May 30, 2014 | by By Alfredo E. Cardenas, South Texas Catholic
    Father Eulalio P. Ibay, STD, chaplain of the Apostleship of the Sea in the Diocese of Corpus Christi said the ministry “offers spiritual and practical help to seafarers, their families and all who work and travel on the waterways.”
  • May 30, 2014 | by By Alfredo E. Cardenas South Texas Catholic
    Quoting from Psalm 124, Mother Maria Elva Reyes, PCI, Superior General of the Pax Christi Sisters, closed the consecration Mass at the new Jesus Christ Our Peace Chapel with the words “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice in it and be glad.” The celebrants burst into thunderous applause.
  • May 30, 2014 | by Por Luisa Scolari, Corresponsal
    La Parroquia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús en Mathis, Texas, esta enclavada en una comunidad humilde pero con mucho corazón y deseo de ayudar al prójimo como Jesús mismo nos lo enseñó con su ejemplo.
  • May 30, 2014 | by Father Joseph Lopez, JCL, Contributor
    Why does a man become a priest? Because he saw a clever poster that says, “Consider a White Collar Job”? Because someone gave him a brochure about priesthood? In God’s economy of grace, these things can help, but there is something deeper going on in the hearts of would-be seminarians.
  • May 30, 2014 | by By Father Joseph Lopez, JCL, Contributor
    "The unexamined life is not worth living,” Socrates famously said. He really meant it, too, as he also said that a person must “interrogate his own nature” and “work precisely” or else he will “miss what is good and become involved in what is bad.”
  • May 30, 2014 | by By Sister Mary Juliane Kuntscher, IWBS Contributor
    Sister Mary Lelia Aguilar, IWBS will celebrate 60 years in consecrated life on July 31. She and several other novices made their first profession of vows July 31, 1954, and she professed perpetual vows on Aug. 17, 1958.
  • May 30, 2014 | by By Sister Mary Juliane Kuntscher, IWBS Contributor
    Sister Colette Brehony, IWBS comes from a family of women that embraced religious life. Three sisters—Sisters Catherine, Rita and Maria Elizabeth, two aunts and three cousins were members of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament.
  • May 30, 2014 | by By Rebecca Esparza, Correspondent
    Sacred Heart Church in Rockport is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year with renovations that have transformed the church and inspired its parishioners to take a look back at its colorful history with reverence.
  • May 30, 2014
    On Thursday, May 29 and Friday, May 30, 64 seniors from St. John Paul II High School followed by 71 seniors from Incarnate Word Academy completed their high school journey at the altar of the Corpus Christi Cathedral.
  • May 30, 2014 | by By Rebecca Esparza, Correspondent
    School children travel from throughout the area to attend Sacred Heart Elementary in Rockport, which has a long history of providing a quality Catholic education. Although the school, which first opened in 1921, has been closed several times over the years, it has remained an important part of Aransas County and the surrounding area since 1981.
  • May 30, 2014 | by By Mary Cottingham, South Texas Catholic
    It took a very long trip, and an even longer wait outside and inside St. Peter’s Square, but it was all worth it for the nine students from St. John Paul II High School who were part of history—the canonization of two saints including their school’s patron.
  • May 30, 2014 | by By Sister Anne Marie Walsh, SOLT Contributor
    In 1673, Jesus began appearing to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, a humble nun of the Visitation Order, in Paray Le Monial, France. He revealed to her the tender wonders of his love for her, desiring through her to reveal these same wonders to the whole world.
  • May 30, 2014 | by By J. Patrick Serna Contributor
    In the Nicene Creed, we profess our belief in the four marks of the church, namely, that she is one, holy, catholic and apostolic. In the Book of Revelation, one of the seven angels says about the church, “I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb” (Rv 21:9).
  • May 30, 2014 | by By Bishop Michael Mulvey, South Texas Catholic
    Pope Francis has called for a missionary transformation of the Church. He is calling all of us not to simply be disciples of Christ, but that we become “missionary” disciples.
  • May 30, 2014 | by By Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D., Contributor
    A number of serious diseases are known to occur because of defects or mutations in our DNA. Rewriting the DNA to fix the mutated base pairs could in principle cure such diseases. Yet until recently scientists have remained largely stymied in their attempts to directly modify genes in a living animal.
  • May 30, 2014 | by By Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service
    On Pope Francis’ first trip to the Holy Land, May 24-26, his agenda focused on the search for Christian unity, particularly between the Catholic and Orthodox churches. But inevitably, in a region so rich in history and so fraught with conflict, he addressed other urgent issues, including dialogue with Jews and Muslims, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the plight of the Middle East’s shrinking Christian population.
  • May 30, 2014 | by By Catholic News Service
    A federal appeals court in New Orleans stayed an execution scheduled for May 13 in Huntsville, two hours before the state of Texas was set to execute Robert James Campbell. The court said prosecutors in Campbell’s case did not take into account evidence that he had an intellectual disability.
  • May 30, 2014 | by By Patricia Zapor, Catholic News Service
    Two reports on Latinos and religion released the first week of May paint a picture of the U.S. Catholic Church at a potentially precarious point with its fastest-growing demographic.
  • May 29, 2014
    On Wednesday, May 26, Bishop Michael Mulvey celebrated a Baccalaureate Mass for graduates from the Alice Deanery. See photos here.
  • May 29, 2014
    On Sunday, May 4, the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Diocese of Corpus Christi held its annual Adult Scouting Awards at Corpus Christi Cathedral. Bishop Michael Mulvey celebrated the Mass.
  • May 28, 2014
    On Sunday, May 18, St. Mary’s Mission in Robstown celebrated Mass in honor of parishioners graduating this month. See photo here.
  • May 28, 2014
    Father Mike Grump, SOLT celebrated First Holy Communion Mass at St. Mary Mission in Robstown on May 4.
  • May 27, 2014 | by Judith Sudilovsky, Catholic News Service
    JERUSALEM (CNS) -- Pope Francis dedicated his final hours in Jerusalem to time with local Catholics, reminding them that despite difficulties, God is always by their side.
  • May 27, 2014 | by Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service
    ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM TEL AVIV (CNS) -- During an inflight news conference May 26 on his return to Rome from the Holy Land, Pope Francis answered several questions about his just-ended three-day visit, giving reporters insights into his thinking and glimpses behind the scenes of the high-profile events.
  • May 25, 2014 | by Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service
    JERUSALEM (CNS) -- Pope Francis invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres to pray together at the Vatican for peace between their nations.
  • May 23, 2014
    Incarnate Word Academy senior Jaran Cadena signed a letter of intent on Thursday, May 22, with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to join to the Islanders track team.
  • May 23, 2014
    Keeping with the true meaning of the holiday, the Coastal Bend Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi will host a Memorial Day program from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, May 26.
  • May 23, 2014
    Claire Thomas, a sixth grader at Incarnate Word Academy Middle Level, is heading to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 24, to compete in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 27-29.
  • May 23, 2014
    Students at Incarnate Word Academy Middle Level will celebrated Mass on Friday, May 16, in the school’s James R. Dougherty Center. As May is the month of the Blessed Virgin Mary, students participated in the crowning of Mary at the start of Mass.
  • May 19, 2014
    El Papa Francisco ha recibido, el 19 mayo, a los obispos de la Conferencia Episcopal de México que en estos días han llevado a cabo su quinquenal visita ''ad Limina''. Al final del encuentro les ha entregado un discurso del que ofrecemos amplios extractos y en el que ha destacado que la fidelidad a Jesucristo no puede vivirse sino como solidaridad comprometida y cercana con el pueblo y sus necesidades.
  • May 19, 2014
    More than 30 students from Incarnate Word Academy Elementary Level received their First Holy Communion on Wednesday, May 14. See photos here.
  • May 19, 2014
    The Spirit Center, welcomes Debbie Vickery as the new executive director and chief development officer, filling the position formerly held by Sherry Bowers who accepted a position with the American Heart Association as Executive Director.
  • May 14, 2014
    Bishop Michael Mulvey celebrated Mass for the students at St. Pius X Catholic School on Tuesday, May 13. Father Paul Hesse, Pastor, and Father Joseph Nguyen, Parochial Vicar, concelebrated the Mass with the bishop. After Mass, Bishop Mulvey visited the school’s classrooms.
  • May 14, 2014
    Bishop Michael Mulvey made a pastoral visit to St. Elizabeth School in Alice on Friday, May 9. He celebrated Mass then had breakfast with the children and visited all classrooms. See photos here.
  • May 14, 2014
    On April 19, Our Lady of Consolation Parish in Vattmann hosted its 11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. See photos here.
  • May 9, 2014
    The St. John Paul II High School Band, Dance Team and Cheerleaders took 1st place in the 2014 Buc Days Illuminated Night Parade on May 3. Band director Antonio Zamora prepared the students months before. The Centurion mascot proudly marched while displaying artwork with the school's patron saint, St. John Paul II as he is embraced by Mother Mary.
  • May 8, 2014
    Incarnate Word Academy (IWA) senior Lucas Trevino signed a letter of intent to attend the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) and play golf in the fall. See photo here.
  • May 8, 2014
    U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold presented the award for winning the 2014 Congressional Art Competition to senior Samuel Lathrop (left). Pictured with the winner and the congressman is IWA art teacher Kathy Towers. See photos here.
  • May 7, 2014
    Bishop Michael Mulvey made a pastoral visit to St. Joseph School in Alice on Tuesday, May 6. He celebrated Mass then had breakfast with the children and visited all classrooms. See photos here.
  • May 6, 2014
    Fort Bend Christian Academy of Sugar Land eliminated the Incarnate Word Academy Lady Angels softball team from the TAPPS 3-4A Regional playoffs by a 4-3 score in a game played on Monday, May 5. The game, which took place in College Station at the Texas A&M Aggie Softball Complex, was an exciting game to watch.
  • May 5, 2014
    Holy Cross Church won 3rd place in the Religious category in the Buc Days parade. The float featured the parish's Centennial Jubilee celebration. The Door Christian Fellowship took first and second place went to Corpus Christi is the Body of Christ. See photos here.
  • May 5, 2014
    The Sacramental Class at Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission in Edroy received the Sacrament of First Holy Eucharist on Sunday, May 4. See photo here.
  • May 5, 2014
    The Lady Angels softball team has a TAPPS 3-4A Regional Playoff Game on Monday, May 5, against Fort Bend Christian Academy of Sugar Land. The game will be at 2 p.m. in College Station at the Texas A&M Aggie Softball Complex. The Lady Angels defeated Northland Christian School 11-4 on Tuesday, April 29, at home at the National Little League Field. See photo here.
  • May 5, 2014
    Incarnate Word Academy senior Jaran Cadena is a new state record holder and champion of the TAPPS 4A 800 meter run. Cadena finished with a time of 1:55:83 at the TAPPS State Track and Field Meet, which was held in Waco. He broke the previous state record set in 2004.
  • May 5, 2014
    Collaboration with civil society, the evangelization of a divided society and the formation of future clergy were the central themes of the written discourse that Pope Francis handed to the bishops of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi, whom he received today at the end of their “ad limina” visit.
  • May 2, 2014
    On Thursday, May 1, Incarnate Word Academy students from the elementary, middle and high school levels presented its spring production of “Love and Friendship on Broadway” – a musical review of different Broadway hits throughout the years.
  • May 1, 2014
    On Tuesday May 13, Catholic Charities Immigration & Refugee Services Department is hosting a public forum to discuss and understand more about general citizenship and immigration issues.
  • May 1, 2014
    Today at the Nueces County Commissioners Court they resolved and hereby recognized Holy Cross Catholic Church on the celebration of its Centennial Jubilee to be held on Sept. 14.
  • May 1, 2014 | by By Msgr. Michael Howell, Contributor
    In a brief meeting held shortly before noon on March 20, 1943, the Corpus Christi City Council voted to designate the block of land on Shoreline just south of the USO building (today’s Art Center) as Sherrill Park in honor of one of the first Corpus Christians who died in World War II—Warren Joseph Sherrill, a young Catholic whose family attended the Corpus Christi Cathedral.
  • May 1, 2014
    Bishop Michael Mulvey will ordain four new priests at the Corpus Christi Cathedral on Saturday, May 31, at 10 a.m. Two of the new priests will be diocesan priests and will serve in the Diocese of Corpus Christi and two will be ordained for the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity.
  • May 1, 2014 | by By Msgr. Roger Smith, Contributor
    On the weekend of May 17-18, parishes throughout the Diocese of Corpus Christi will take up the annual special collection for the Priests’ Pension Plan Fund, which assists retired and disabled diocesan priests. There are 25 diocesan priests presently receiving a monthly pension benefit.
  • May 1, 2014 | by Por Luisa Scolari, Corresponsal
    Haciendo honor a su nombre, la congregación en la Parroquia de la Sagrada Familia en Corpus Christi se comporta como una gran familia que practica la hermandad que Jesús enseñó. El hecho de que todas las actividades parroquiales se hagan en inglés y español al mismo tiempo, ha servido para unificar mucho a los parroquianos al estar oyendo el mismo mensaje.
  • May 1, 2014
    Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Red Mass on Oct. 2.
  • May 1, 2014
    For the good of the people of God in the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Bishop Michael Mulvey appointed Father Frank X. Martinez, STL Administrator Pro Tempore of St. James Parish in Bishop and St. James Mission in Driscoll effective April 10. Bishop Mulvey also appointed Father Patrick K. Donohoe as Diocesan Chancellor effective May 1. Father Donohoe will continue as pastor of Holy Family Parish in Corpus Christi.
  • May 1, 2014
    Ellen Zdansky, at left, state director and representative of Catholic Union of Texas (KJT) and Rosalie Bohuslav, President of CC Society #72 in Corpus Christi presented Bishop Michael Mulvey with two checks for the Priest and Religious Retirement and the Seminarian Education funds. KJT is a non-profit fraternal benefit society organized and founded in 1889 with 88 societies across the state and almost 18,000 members.
  • May 1, 2014 | by By Father Joseph Lopez, JCL, Contributor
    Two Popes were canonized on Divine Mercy Sunday, the first Sunday following Easter. Popes John XXIII and John Paul II received the title “saint” as a testament to the holiness of their lives.
  • May 1, 2014 | by By Sister Juliane Kuntscher, IWBS, Contributor
    A native of New York, Sister Mary Camelia Herlihy is celebrating 60 years in consecrated life having professed her first vows July 31, 1954. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament in Corpus Christi on Sept. 2, 1952, began the novitiate phase on June 3, 1953 and made perpetual profession of vows Aug. 14, 1959.
  • May 1, 2014 | by By Sister Juliane Kuntscher, IWBS, Contributor
    Sister Martha Ann Snapka is celebrating 60 years of dedicated service to the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, to the Church and to her community. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament on Aug. 15, 1952, made her first profession of vows on July 31, 1954 and on Aug. 17, 1957 she professed perpetual vows.
  • May 1, 2014 | by By Rebecca Esparza, Correspondent
    Faith-filled leaders of tomorrow are molded everyday at Central Catholic Elementary. And now, thanks to new additions to the curriculum, the school is poised for many more decades of growth and success.
  • May 1, 2014 | by By Seaman Robin W. Peak, USS Makin Island Public Affairs
    A MV-22 Osprey, with engines roaring, waits on the flight deck for its next mission. Fueled-up and pilots on station, only one more passenger needs to board: Lt. Robert J. Chapa, Roman Catholic chaplain aboard USS Makin Island.
  • May 1, 2014 | by By Catholic News Service
    Although he served as pope for less than five years, St. John XXIII left one of the most lasting legacies in the Catholic Church’s history by convening the Second Vatican Council.
  • May 1, 2014 | by By Catholic News Service
    St. John Paul II, canonized April 27, was one of the most forceful moral leaders of the modern age.
  • May 1, 2014 | by By Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service
    Pope Francis said Christians must defend life at all stages, especially before birth, and he praised efforts to assist pregnant women in difficulty and prevent the destruction of human embryos.
  • May 1, 2014 | by By Alfredo E. Cardenas, South Texas Catholic
    "We’re at the end of the world out here,” a fellow in Freer was heard saying to a local resident. “Not at the end, but you can see it from here,” responded the local.
  • May 1, 2014 | by Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D., Contributor
    Among married men and women who undergo surgical sterilization through a vasectomy or a tubal ligation, it has been estimated that anywhere from 10 to 20 percent will come to regret the choice.
  • May 1, 2014 | by By Alfredo E. Cardenas, South Texas Catholic
    Many Catholics often express concern for the way the “mainstream media” covers news concerning Catholics and their faith, as well as Christians in general.
  • May 1, 2014 | by By Bishop Michael Mulvey, South Texas Catholic
    In his Apostolic Exhortation The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis reminds us that we are not just disciples of Jesus Christ, but we are “missionary” –disciples.
  • May 1, 2014 | by By Father J. Patrick Serna, Contributor
    As Catholics, we listen to and believe in the public revelation of God’s voice as found in Sacred Scripture. We formally believe, as is stated in the Nicene Creed, that God the Holy Spirit has spoken to us through the prophets, and that these breathings of the Holy Spirit are for the sake of helping us on our journey to heaven, while still in our earthly tents here on earth.
  • May 1, 2014 | by By Father Rodolfo Vasquez, Contributor
    In the beloved account of the Annunciation handed down to us in the Gospel of St. Luke, the evangelist recounts the response of Mary who having been informed by the angel of the Lord’s conception finds herself capable of saying “fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum” (let it be done to me according to thy word) (Lk 1:38).
  • May 1, 2014 | by By Msgr. Morgan Rowsome, Contributor
    Edmund Burke, the Irish born author, orator, philosopher and member of the English Parliament once said: “Example is the school of mankind and they will learn at no other.”
  • May 1, 2014 | by By Sister Kathleen McDonagh, IWBS, Contributor
    Spring…Easter…New Life…on Easter Sunday, Jesus rose from death to new life and since then, the call to share in his new life is made to each one of us.
  • April 30, 2014
    St. Patrick School sixth grade students were given an opportunity to challenge themselves, overcome fears and work together as teams on their class trip at The Outdoor School near Marble Falls on April 23-25. Assistant principal Dave Mason said the trip “culminates their years of hard work here at St. Patrick School.”
  • April 30, 2014 | by By Mary Cottingham, South Texas Catholic
    The Catholic Student Organization (CSO) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) held a Busy Students Retreat at the newly built Newman Center and St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel in Kingsville from April 20-24.
  • April 29, 2014
    St. Michael the Archangel Parish held a Fall Festival Fundraiser Kick–off, the first ever 5K Run/Walk on April 5 in Banquete. Fifty adults and youth participated in the event. “St. Michael’s 5K Run/Walk” gears up the parish for their big parish fundraiser, the Fall Festival, which will be on Sept. 27.
  • April 25, 2014
    Catholic Charities Office of Ministry and Life Enrichment for the Disabled held their annual Sarita trip for people with disablities from the Diocese of Corpus Christi at the Kenedy beach house on April 23.
  • April 2, 2014 | by By Tammy Botello, Contributor
    The 2013-14 school year is close to wrapping up and final projects are underway and in full throttle at Blessed John Paul II High School. Seniors have kept a busy schedule year-round and the remaining months until graduation have been no exception.
  • April 1, 2014
    WASHINGTON—En su reunión del 13 de marzo, el Subcomité para la Iglesia en América Latina de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos, aprobó fondos para 127 proyectos por un total de más de $1.7 millones. Los fondos serán distribuidos como subvenciones para ayudar con la labor pastoral de la Iglesia en la región del Caribe y de América Latina.
  • April 1, 2014 | by By Alfredo E. Cardenas South Texas Catholic
    Bishop Michael Mulvey was among 65 bishops from throughout the world who traveled to Castel Gandolfo, the location of the pope’s summer residence, on Feb. 24-28 to take part in the 37th international meeting of bishops and friends of the Focolare Movement. Pope Francis granted the group an audience on Feb. 27.
  • April 1, 2014
    For the good of the people of God in the Diocese of Corpus Christi Bishop Michael Mulvey appointed Father Edgardo Barrameda, SOLT as Administrator of Christ the King Parish in Corpus Christi, effective March 10.
  • April 1, 2014
    Father Peter J. West speaks to students on the meaning, history and worldly travels of the Black Madonna of Czestochowa in the chapel on Blessed John Paul II High School campus Feb. 24. Father West is on an “Ocean to Ocean” Pilgrimage for Human Life International. He accompanied the traveling icon to Corpus Christi and concelebrated Mass with Father Ogie Rosalinas at St. Joseph Church in Corpus Christi. Many people from around the diocese gathered to see the traveling icon. The following day some of the faithful processed to Crosstown and Morgan to pray the rosary in the icon’s presence outside the abortion clinic.
  • April 1, 2014
    To Celebrate the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel and to give the parishioners a better understanding of the historical significance of the creation of the Holy Cross Parish, Msgr. Michael Howell gave a history of the origination of the Holy Cross Church and buildings and how St. Katharine Drexel was so instrumental in the purchasing of these buildings.
  • April 1, 2014 | by Por Luisa Scolari Corresponsal
    Hace 14 años en la ciudad de Corpus Christi que se formo el grupo Caminando en la Fe, un grupo de oración que surge como respuesta a un llamado que siente su fundadora Gaby Pinedo de “evangelizar y enseñar a las personas a conocer a Jesús para que pasara de ser algo disperso a algo concreto.”
  • April 1, 2014 | by By Father John Hardon, S.J. Contributor
    When Mary told the angel at the Annunciation, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word,” she became the patroness of every priest and religious until the end of time. Her acceptance of God’s invitation to become his mother made her the mother of all vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
  • April 1, 2014 | by By Sister Annette Wagner, IWBS Contributor
    In June, Catholic men and women between the ages of 18-35 will have a unique opportunity to support each other in their quest to discover God’s plan for them. The Vocations Office of the Diocese of Corpus Christi, assisted by a volunteer committee of women religious, is hosting the first Diocesan Vocation Awareness Retreat the weekend of June 20-23 at the Pax Christi Liturgical Retreat Center.
  • April 1, 2014 | by By Mary Cottingham, South Texas Catholic
    Sister Mary Catherine Brehony, IWBS is not just a math teacher, she teaches people. White-haired now and standing at all of 5’2”, she may be overlooked not just for her stature but as described by former student, Sister Annette Wagner, IWBS, “as humble and self-effacing, but with a delightful sense of humor which she can dish out with a twinkle in her eyes.”
  • April 1, 2014 | by By Mary Cottingham, South Texas Catholic
    Sister Barbara Bluntzer, SP, who this year celebrates 65 years of living a consecrated life, finds God not only in the church, but also “on the shores of Oregon and in the Rocky Mountains of Canada.” She loves to travel but she keeps God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit uppermost in her mind throughout every day.
  • April 1, 2014 | by By Rebecca Esparza, Correspondent
    For more than 25 years, St. Pius X School has offered an Enriched Program for children who need an extra challenge in the classroom. Today, it still stands as the only program of its kind, offering parochial students in grades 1-6 a unique opportunity to excel in the classroom.
  • April 1, 2014 | by By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
    From the moment Pope Francis, dressed simply in a white cassock, stepped out on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica for the first time and bowed, he signaled his pontificate would bring some style differences to the papacy.
  • April 1, 2014 | by By Rebecca Esparza, Correspondent
    Beeville resident 78-year-old Manuel Martinez has a reverent devotion to perpetual adoration dating back to the 1950s. And despite many setbacks in his life, including losing two sons to muscular dystrophy, he has remained deeply devoted to the eucharistic presence of Jesus Christ for more than six decades.
  • April 1, 2014 | by By Alfredo E. Cardenas, South Texas Catholic
    In 1953, 33 Catholics came together in the Diocese of Corpus Christi to organize a Serra Club to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life in their diocese. After celebrating 50 years of successful ministry, many members began to age or pass away and a few years short of its 60th anniversary the Serra Club became inactive.
  • April 1, 2014 | by By George Weigel, Contributor
    The Catholic Church began compiling “martyrologies”—lists of saints, typically martyrs—during the first centuries after Constantine. In the pre-Vatican II breviary, a reading from the Roman Martyrology, or what we might call the Catholic Book of Witnesses, was an integral part of the Office of Prime, the “hour” recited after sunrise.
  • April 1, 2014 | by By Father J. Patrick Serna, Contributor
    History shows us that sons and daughters of Mother Church have paid the highest price for upholding and defending what they believed to be true about God. Catholic teaching about the procession of the Holy Spirit is as theologically rich as it is historical, and the culmination of this teaching, as found in the Nicene Constantinopolitan Creed, reflects the primacy that our Church gives to sound dogma.
  • April 1, 2014 | by By Father Rodolfo Vasquez Contributor
    The oldest biblical account of the institution of the Eucharist comes to us from St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. At the end of the narrative, St. Paul says something that is not found in either one of the four Gospels, but it is reflected in the Liturgy’s Memorial Acclamation options; “for as long as you eat this bread and drink this cup you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes” (1 Cor. 11:26).
  • April 1, 2014 | by By Sister Anne Marie Walsh, SOLT, Contributor
    At Calvary, where Jesus conquered sin, the flesh, the devil, death and all of hell, Mary was given to us to be our mother. In his last moments Jesus shared his love for Mary with us that we might love her too and entrust ourselves to her care just as he did. It is a love upon which he bestows boundless blessing.
  • November 1, 2012 | by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
    We are in the last few days before the presidential elections. The last several months have been filled with speeches, debates, campaign ads, conflict and controversy.
  • October 31, 2012 | by Our Sunday Visitor
    For more than a year, the U.S. bishops have been sounding the alarm about what they see as serious threats to religious freedom in this country. At both the state and the federal level, there have been a series of legislative and court actions that are cause for grave concern: The restriction of the church in terms of ministering to undocumented workers and the requirement that Catholic adoption agencies give children to same-sex or unmarried couples are but two examples.
  • October 2, 2012 | by Most Rev. Wm. Michael Mulvey, Bishop of Corpus Christi
    My dear brothers and sisters, we are well into the final weeks before the presidential elections. Perhaps you will agree that this has been a very difficult campaign.
  • October 2, 2012 | by George Weigel, Denver Catholic Register
    It’s the economy, stupid! James Carville’s memorable note-to-self during the 1992 presidential race will be the determining factor in the 2012 campaign, according to the common wisdom.
  • October 2, 2012 | by USCCB
    In a little more than a month, the American people will go to the polls to elect their president for the next four years.
  • October 2, 2012 | by Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D., National Bioethics Center
    Patients and families sometimes struggle with the question of whether dialysis is “worth it.”
  • September 26, 2012 | by John Mulderig Catholic News Service
    The following are capsule reviews of new and recent DVD and Blu-ray releases from Catholic News Service. Theatrical movies have a Catholic News Service classification and Motion Picture Association of America rating. These classifications refer only to the theatrical version of the films below, and do not take into account the discs' extra content.
  • September 20, 2012
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Even before the recent turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa–including attacks on U.S. embassies and the killing of an American ambassador–the region was experiencing increasing hostilities and tensions involving religion.
  • August 30, 2012 | by Nancy Frazier O'Brien, Catholic News Service
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a dozen courts around the country, attorneys representing more than 40 Catholic dioceses or institutions have filed briefs arguing against the federal government's call to dismiss lawsuits against its contraceptive mandate.
  • August 24, 2012 | by Catholic News Service
    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by Catholic News Service.
  • August 16, 2012 | by Jeffery Patterson, Executive Director, Texas Catholic Conference
    Over the past year, the Catholic Church and its bishops have been tirelessly occupied in defending our rights to religious liberty and freedom of speech. Now is the chance for us to make good on what that fight has been about; it is time for us to step up and lend our voice to the public debate. What we do--or do not do-- this Nov. 6 can have important consequences for the future.
  • August 10, 2012 | by Catholic News Service
    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by Catholic News Service.
  • August 1, 2012 | by Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D., National Bioethics Center
    Those who seek to justify abortion often try to minimize or deny the humanity of the embryo.
  • August 1, 2012 | by George Weigel, Denver Catholic Register
    The Supreme Court’s minor mistakes have few systemic consequences. But when the Supremes make a big mistake, the error tends to seep throughout the entire political process, poisoning everything in its path.
  • July 30, 2012 | by Jennifer Carr Allmon, Associate Director, Texas Catholic Conference
    Faced with threats toward our first freedom of religious liberty, the U.S. Catholic Church is a Church being pushed by civil authorities and interests which fail to honor the role of the Church in the common good and the public square.
  • July 3, 2012 | by Kim Daniels, Catholic Voices USA
    Who would have thought that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissenting opinion in Thursday’s healthcare decision would help opponents of the so-called contraceptive mandate?
  • June 29, 2012 | by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
    As Catholics, we are led to raise questions for political life other than “Are you better off than you were two or four years ago?”
  • June 29, 2012 | by George Weigel Denver Catholic Register
    The master plan for the New Evangelization in Latin America is rather long—20-times longer than the Gospel of Mark, I’d guess. But in virtually every other respect it’s an entirely admirable piece of work that should be known throughout the world Church.
  • June 29, 2012 | by Father Jesus Francisco Lopez Pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish in Taft
    The film “For Greater Glory” features a stellar cast of American and Mexican actors portraying the lives and events of a conflict in Mexico known as the Cristero War.
  • June 28, 2012 | by USCCB
    WASHINGTON—Today the United States Supreme Court issued a decision upholding as a tax the provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires individuals to purchase a health plan—the so-called “individual mandate.”
  • June 26, 2012
    Catholics who include holy Mass in their celebration of Independence Day on July 4 will hear the call to justice in the first reading, from the Book of Amos. The Declaration of Independence expressed the same desire.
  • June 1, 2012 | by George Weigel
    Most Americans haven’t the foggiest idea that a quasi-Stalinist, violently anti-Catholic regime once existed on our southern borders. Those who don’t know how bad Mexico was in the late 1920s are about to learn, though: at least those who see “For Greater Glory,” a recently-released movie about the Cristero War, a passionate (and bloody) defense of Catholicism that’s remembered today, if at all, because of Graham Greene’s novel, The Power and the Glory.
  • April 26, 2012
    Washington D.C. (CNA) - New York Times writer Ross Douthat has defended Catholic theological and moral teachings, in a series of articles explaining how the Church is not “fundamentalist” but simply “orthodox.”
  • March 19, 2012 | by John Mulderig, Catholic News Service
    NEW YORK (CNS) -- "Every life is beautiful." That's the tagline -- as well as the underlying theme -- of the thoroughly honorable, if not always fully effective, drama "October Baby" (Provident/Samuel Goldwyn).
  • November 18, 2011 | by Alfredo E. Cardenas South Texas Catholic
    Publishing a monthly “newspaper” has its challenges. First, it is hard to report “news” when you come out once a month. The events you report on are very often dated or premature. It is only occasionally when you get to report an event in a semi-timely manner.
  • November 18, 2011 | by Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.
    Last month, an advisory committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta recommended that nine to 12 year old boys be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus transmitted through sexual contact. The goal of the recommendations was to prevent cancers caused by HPV, such as certain cancers of the digestive tract.
  • October 21, 2011 | by Alfredo E. Cardenas
    Ignatius Press recently announced that it is moving two of its monthly magazines online and ceasing their print editions. Let me assure everyone that is not happening at the South Texas Catholic.
  • October 21, 2011 | by Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.
    In a recent column, David O’Brien, the Associate Director of Religious Education for Lay Ministry in the Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama recounted the story of Agnes and Jake, devout Catholics who conceived and delivered four children during the first five years of their marriage.
  • October 21, 2011 | by Bishop Wm. Michael Mulvey
    As we observe Respect Life Month this October, we should keep in mind the fullness of the human person.
  • August 19, 2011 | by Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.
    Making Sense of Bioethics