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January 2, 2020

One of the striking aspects of spending four months in San Antonio, Texas, is the very Hispanic/Mexican feel of the city as well as the way it manages its social challenges, just as homelessness, poverty and more recently, the daily appearance (at its bus stations and airport) of Central American migrants who have been released “on cognizance’’ from nearby border detention centers.  These...

January 2, 2020

What greater duty does any person of integrity have than to speak the truth about that which is morally wrong, unjust and despicable? To speak one’s mind, to challenge injustice, abuse, exploitation, torture and the unlawful taking of life is a serious obligation. It is a constitutional right to do so supposedly without fear of retaliation and persecution.

December 2, 2019

A couple of years ago, before starting the Christmas Mass, in a chapel in the southern area of the archdiocese of Santiago, Chile, a family arrived with their children. One of the children brought a teddy bear and when I was greeting them, at the entrance of the church, I decided to greet his teddy bear.

December 2, 2019

By Fr. Charlie O'Rourke

November 1, 2019

The night is ending, darkness making way for light, winter has gone, and spring is here. Usually when we think about spring, we imagine a season full of hope because wherever we go, we see life in all its splendor, trees, flowers, birds; what was dry and brown turns green again and the circle of life starts once again.

November 1, 2019

The catechumenate is the period of preparation for baptism that adults go through. The Catholic Church reinstated the catechumenate or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) after the second Vatican Council. The process takes one year and culminates in the reception by adults of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.

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