Church Prepares to Enter Lent: Questions About the Season

Lent is the penitential season of approximately 40 days set aside by the Church in order for the faithful to prepare for the celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection. During this holy season, inextricably connected to the Paschal Mystery, the Catechumens prepare for Christian initiation, and current Church members prepare for Easter by a recalling of Baptism and …

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Pope Francis’ Call to New Cardinals: Be Captivated by Truth

Vatican City, Feb 14, 2015 by Ann Schneible CNA/EWTN News – Pope Francis welcomed the Catholic Church’s newest cardinals on Saturday, encouraging them to center themselves in Jesus Christ as they lead the faithful in patience, justice, and docility to the Holy Spirit. “The man of God is someone captivated by truth, one who encounters it fully in the word and …

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Our Mission: Seminarians

This feature highlights how the 2015 Bishop’s Annual Appeal will support seminarians and help build vocations in the Diocese of Tyler.  To learn more, visit dioceseoftyler.org/ourmission.  “I fell in love with our Lord in adoration and in the liturgy.” These words come from Deacon George Elliott, a seminarian of the Diocese of Tyler who will be ordained to the priesthood …

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Holy Spirit Guides Cathedral’s Dominican Republic Mission Trip

Special to the Catholic East Texas by Dr. Danny Jackman The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception parish and many generous benefactors sponsored a team of nineteen missionaries on a spirit-filled journey to the Dominican Republic during the first week of February. Organized by Kelly and Danny Jackman and Mariluz and Tony Carvajal, the Mission of Love outreach from the Cathedral …

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Called ‘Direct Assault’ on Marriage, Morality

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The new movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” is “a direct assault on Christian marriage and on the moral and spiritual strength of God’s people,” Cincinnati’s archbishop told pastors in his archdiocese. “We need to inform our people about the destructive message of this movie and to highlight the beauty of God’s design for loving relationships between a …

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Fullness of Truth Conference Registration Continues

Registration for the Fullness of Truth Conference in Tyler on Feb 20-21 is continuing, according to event organizer Charlie Mercer. The well-known conference is returning to Tyler for the second time, and the theme of this year’s event is, “Why the Cross? Salvation and Suffering in Scripture.” Attendees will experience a deeper meaning to Lent and will leave with a better …

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Married Couples Praised as a Blessing, Honored for Commitment

Over 30 couples who have been married for 50 or more years celebrated their anniversaries on Saturday with Bishop Joseph E. Strickland at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler as part of the Diocese of Tyler’s celebration of World Marriage Day. See photos from the Mass>>> Organized by the diocesan office of marriage and family life, the Mass …

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Pope Affirms that Mass is More Than a Mere ‘Representation’

Vatican City, Feb 10, 2014 / 10:45 am (CNA/EWTN News) by Elise Harris –  In his daily homily, Pope Francis reflected on the meaning of the Liturgy, highlighting how it is a real participation in Jesus’ presence, and encouraged all to enter more fully into the mystery of the Mass. “When we celebrate the Mass, we don’t accomplish a representation of …

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Scouts Honored at Annual Mass with Bishop Strickland

Linking their journey as Scouts with the journey as Christian disciples to mature in the Gospel, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland presided at a Holy Mass and awards presentation for the Boy Scouts of the Diocese of Tyler on Saturday at the Chapel of Sts. Peter & Paul in Tyler. Bishop Strickland encouraged the young men to recognize that the goal …

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Pope Francis to Address U.S. Congress, First Pontiff to Address Lawmakers

WASHINGTON (CNS) — House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Feb. 5 that Pope Francis will address a joint meeting of Congress Sept. 24. The pontiff’s “historic visit” would make him the “first leader of the Holy See to address a joint meeting of Congress,” Boehner said in a statement, adding that he was “truly grateful that Pope Francis has accepted …

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National Council of Catholic Women to Meet in Tyler Feb. 7

The Galveston-Houston Province of the National Council of Catholic Women will hold its winter meeting this Saturday in Tyler, Cynthia McCoy, province director, has announced. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Cathedral Center at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.  The Province will conduct its business meeting at 9 a.m., followed by the keynote presentation.  The lunch portion of …

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Oscar Romero to be Beatified: Pope Francis Recognizes Martyrdom

Vatican City, Feb 3, 2015 / 10:13 am (CNA/EWTN News) – Pope Francis on Tuesday authorized the promulgation of decrees recognizing the martyrdom of Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero, paving the way for his beatification, as well as the martyrdom of three priests in Peru. The decision was the fruit of a Feb. 3 audience between the Pope and Cardinal Angelo …

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Pope Francis Announces June Visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina

Vatican City, Feb 1, 2015 / 04:11 am (CNA/EWTN News) By Elise Harris – During his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis announced he will visit the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo in June, where WWI broke out in 1914 with the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. “Dear brothers and sisters, I would like to announce that Saturday, June 6, God …

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Bishops Welcome Review of Lethal Injection

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review the use of lethal injections in carrying out executions is a welcome move, said the chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees. The court said Jan. 23 it will review the drug protocols of lethal-injection executions in the state of Oklahoma and consider whether such procedures violate the U.S. Constitution’s ban …

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Texas Catholic Conference Training Day Scheduled for Feb. 28

A training session for all interested in participating in the annual Texas Catholic Conference Advocacy Day is scheduled for Feb. 28 at the Cathedral Center in Tyler, Fr. Nolan Lowry has announced. The TCC Advocacy Day is a bi-annual rally at the Texas State Capitol hosted by the Texas Bishops to promote the Church’s values of Life, Justice, Charity, and …

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