Que Pasa: News and Notes for Oct. 14

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland and Catholic Charities of East Texas invite all to hear Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan, Texarkana native and Archbishop Emeritus of Santa Fe, NM, at Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. The evening’s theme is Where Charity and Love Prevail, and will feature dinner and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit Catholic …

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Sanctity of Life Banquet: “Love Never Fails”

Passionately stressing the value of human life in all stages and underscoring how the love of God can even be seen when the dignity of life is not respected, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland served as the keynote speaker at the first East Texas Sanctity of Life Banquet on Oct. 12 at the Holiday Inn in Tyler. Almost 300 people of all …

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Red Mass: Flores calls on legal community to focus on what is good

TYLER – Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville called on the legal community of Tyler to “incline your hearts to what is good” at the 2015 Diocese of Tyler Red Mass on Monday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The Red Mass is an annual celebration scheduled around the traditional beginning of the legal year.  Celebrating the Votive Mass of the …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Oct. 1

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will be the featured speaker at the first East Texas Sanctity of Life Banquet Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn South Broadway in Tyler. This event is open to ministers, political leaders and all people of good will. For tickets and more information, visit the website. Bishop Joseph E. Strickland and Catholic Charities …

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St. Michael the Archangel procession draws 1,000 participants

TYLER – More than 1,000 people participated in a Sept. 27 procession for and celebration of St. Michael the Archangel at St. Peter Claver Church in Tyler. Father Luis Larrea, pastor, said this is the fourth year for the event, which draws people from far beyond East Texas. “We have a community of people here (in the parish) from the …

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Pope Francis off-the-cuff: Family is the most beautiful thing God made

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CNA/EWTN News) – A visibly moved Pope Francis ditched his prepared remarks in speaking to thousands of families gathered in Philadelphia Saturday night – giving an impromptu reflection on the beauty and dire importance of family life. “The most beautiful thing that God did, the Bible says, was the family,” he said Sept. 26 at the celebration for …

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Pope Francis hailed for transcending liberal/conservative divide

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) – Pope Francis rose above party politics and challenged lawmakers to a higher standard in his Thursday address to a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress, Catholic members said. Just “his mere presence” commanded the respect of Congress, said. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.). “The fact that he is the successor of St. Peter validates the dignity of …

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Leave ideology behind and care for the human person, Pope tells UN

NEW YORK CITY (CNA/EWTN News) – On Friday Pope Francis told members of the United Nations that there is no room for “ideological colonization” in their agenda, and stressed the need to go beyond policies to concrete solutions in caring for the poor and vulnerable, as well as the environment. In his Sept. 25 speech to a U.N. General Assembly Special …

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Marriage and family are being threatened, Pope tells US Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) – In his lengthy speech to the U.S. Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis said the family is being threatened today like never before, and praised American figures, including Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr., for their tireless efforts to defend freedom and values. The Pope also boldly condemned the death penalty and the arms trade, …

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Immigrants enrich America and the Church, Pope affirms

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) – In the longest speech of his trip so far, Pope Francis on Wednesday praised U.S. bishops for their commitment to defending life, their handling of the clerical abuse crisis, and their welcome of immigrants, while urging them not to be afraid to do more. In his Sept. 23 address to the bishops of the United …

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Pope Francis to Obama: Religious freedom is beyond price

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) – Pope Francis Wednesday reminded U.S. president Barack Obama that religious freedom is one of America’s most “precious possessions,” while lauding the nation’s Catholics their work toward a society marked by tolerance and inclusivity. “With countless other people of good will, (American Catholics) are likewise concerned that efforts to build a just and wisely ordered society respect …

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Pope Francis in America: A Message from Bishop Strickland

Pope Francis Visits Washington D.C. Tuesday, September 22, 2015 4pm: Pope Francis arrives in D.C. at Joint Base Andrews at 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:15 a.m: White House Welcoming Ceremony and personal meeting with President Barack Obama 11:00 a.m.  Papal Parade along the Ellipse and the National Mall 11:30 a.m: Midday Prayer with U.S. bishops at Saint Matthew’s Cathedral in …

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Que Pasa: News and Notes for Sept. 17

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will be the featured speaker at the first East Texas Sanctity of Life Banquet Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn South Broadway in Tyler. This event is open to ministers, political leaders and all people of good will. For tickets and more information, visit www.easttexaslifebanquet.com. Bishop Joseph E. Strickland and Catholic Charities of …

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Bishop Corrada visits St. Charles Borromeo in Frankston, picks raffle winners

FRANKSTON – Bishop Álvaro Corrada, SJ, returned to the parish of St. Charles Borromeo in Frankston to celebrate Mass Sept. 6 and pick the winners of the 2015 Ruggles Raffle. The raffle, a major fund-raiser for the parish, raised more than $31,000. “This money will be used for building up St. Charles and our parish ministries,” said Father Christopher Ruggles, …

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