Catholic churches in the past were immediately recognizable by their exterior grandeur as well as their interior parts; today, that may not be as true — but there are still …
Judge says Catholic Church must allow access to La Lomita Chapel property for border wall survey
Over objections from the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville, surveyors will map the historic La Lomita Chapel property in Mission — an initial step required to build the border wall. The federal government requested access to the La Lomita Cha...
10 ways to revitalize the Catholic Church
September 10, 2013 by I. Michael Bellafiore. (Andrew Medichini/AP ) Reform is afoot in the Vatican. Pope Francis has tightened the reins on the Vatican bank, worked through a grueling visit to Brazil,
Why Do Catholics honor the saints?
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Catholic Schools Week: Schools share why they treasure their Catholic education
PROVIDENCE — “When I grow up, I either want to be a FBI agent or a librarian, I haven’t decided yet,” said Yvette Hughes, a second grader at Blessed …
What Is It That Leads People Into the Catholic Church?
What factors lead to someone becoming Catholic? Fr. Michael Cummins discusses the conversion of his parents, who were led into the Church not by one single experience, but through what Bl. John Henry Newman called “the illative sense,” a capacity to draw together many converging experiences.
Why Do Catholics Go To Confession?
Easter's just around the corner--a good time to think about going to confession. Haven't been for a while? Don't worry! Here are some resources that can help.
Why non-Catholics select Catholic schools
When Baptists Felicia and Ethan Carr began searching for a high school for their eldest son, they had a clear vision of what they wanted: a top-notch college preparatory program with stellar academics. But..
Why is it a sin for Catholics to miss Mass, but not for non-Catholics?
The Lord has set a table for us, and, yes, it is a weekly table for the whole family. Those who are not part of the family aren’t really expected to show up.
5 facts about Catholics in Europe
The Catholic Church remains closely tied to Europe. Catholics are the largest religious group in many of the continent’s most populous countries.
Catholic School Matters Top 5
One of my professional goals for this year was to read the Church documents on education. I started this project with a list of 10 Church documents on education and included a link to the document, a podcast conversation with another thought leader, a blog or two from another reader, and links to articles about the document. This became a virtual PLC resource for teachers, administrators, and superintendents in order to learn more about what the Church has said. After all, those documents…
Your Guide To A Catholic Lent
Ideas and suggestions for observing a Catholic Lent personally and as a parish.
Forget what you’ve heard: Catholic schools aren’t dying.
The true story of Catholic schools is their continued success despite difficulties.
When it Hurts: How to Share the Catholic Faith with Non-Catholics
This is for the broken hearted, those men and women who have risked sharing the faith only to be psychoanalyzed, slighted, even shamed. God knows sometimes you just need a box of Kleenex and a few hours before the Blessed Sacrament. Or a cup of coffee with your parish priest. Or a big bear hug …
5 Ways the Catholic Church has changed the world
Recently, Bishop Robert Barron had his Word on Fire team scour the streets of Rome, asking young people what they thought were the best and worst things the Catholic Church has ever done. Answers t…
Catholic Daughters celebrate 100 years in Corpus Christi
The South Texas Catholic is the official publication of the Diocese of Corpus Christi. Its mission is to carry out the Gospel message to evangelize, teach and inform. It serve as a medium for the bishop to communicate his mission with the faithful; to promote the work of diocesan departments, programs and services; to serve as a channel to report activities of parishes, schools and other…
A Catholic Guide to Partying
Ever wonder why one of the biggest parties in the country, Mardi Gras, is so popular in one of the most Catholic cities in the country, New Orleans? The trut...
Why Catholics wear Medal
A religious medal is usually metallic, cast either in a round or oval shape, depicting the image of our Lord, the Blessed Mother, or another saint.?? Medals have also commemorated places (e.g. shri…
Confraternity of Catholic Clergy
FIRST FREE NON-PARTISAN VOTING GUIDE FOR CATHOLICS MOBILE APP for handheld devices (iPhones, iPods, iPads, Android & Windows Smartphones).
Why Catholic Schools Do Well
Parents are often unaware of the significant advantages offered by Catholic schools.