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Reflection: Ten Ways to Get More Out of Mass by Fr. Nolan Lowry

At some point or another, you have probably heard someone say, “I don’t get anything out of the Mass.”  This is common among some kids and a few adults.  The first problem with this complaint is that, if someone looking to get “something” out of Mass, they have set their expectations too low.  The Mass gives us not something but someOne—Jesus Christ.  The second problem …

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Living Flesh and Blood: Fr. Nolan Lowry, STL

Today the Universal Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ — popularly known as the Feast of Corpus Christi (not to be confused with the Texas coastal town). Jesus Christ’s presence in the Holy Eucharist is the very center of the life of the Church. For me personally, not only as a priest but …

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Easter Reflection: God is Not Dead

All around us, nature is rejoicing. The grass is green, the leaves are coming out on the trees, flowers are blooming — and thank God – the temperature is not soaring yet! We have looked forward to putting on our new suit or new dress for this holiday, of celebrating egg hunts in the afternoon, and having a great time …

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Reflection: Transfiguration of the Lord

“Rabbi, it is good that we are here!” (Mk 9:5).  Here we are at the Second Sunday of Lent, and Mother Church offers us an appropriate set of readings: the Genesis account of Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac (Gn 22); St. Paul’s famous Romans passage, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Rm 8); and the Transfiguration of …

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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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Reflection: Civil Rights vs. Planned Parenthood

On Monday, our nation will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A movie has just been released, Selma, which is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches in Alabama. In the past several months, the news media has focused on white police officers who have fatally apprehended black criminals, which has caused much racial …

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