Catholic bishops oppose ‘permitless carry’ in open letter to Texas legislators
In an open letter to the Texas Legislature and the 8.5 million Catholics who live in the state, the state’s Catholic bishops call on people to join them in opposing “permitless carry,” as it is being presented in a bill that has moved through the Texas House and is expected to be considered by the Texas Senate the week of May 3.
Leaders honored who go beyond academics to shape and transform students through faith
The 29th Catholic Schools Leadership Awards event held at St. Anthony de Padua Church May 7 had a different format this year but the same mission: to honor those who educate and invest in the success of the whole child committed to excellence in academics rooted in Gospel values.
Gala supports families in need of tuition assistance for Catholic schools
The Hope for the Future Khaki and Plaid Gala on May 1 raised more than $400,000 for families which need financial assistance in order to make their dreams of Catholic education come true.
Formation journey sets foundation for a life of service
The Mexican American Catholic College held its graduation Mass and spring commencement ceremony May 8 at Our Lady’s Chapel at Assumption Seminary, with Father David Garcia, retired director of the Old Spanish Missions serving as presider and homilist.
Dios me ha llamado a ser Alter Christi; otro Cristo
Mi nombre es Paul Abraham Melgarejo. Yo empecé mi formación en el Seminario de la Asunción, hace ocho años. Al principio no sabia mucho rezar ni tampoco sabía filosofía ni teología. Yo le pregunte al sacerdote que es lo que un seminarista hace aquí en el seminario. Él me dijo, aquí en el seminario se reza y se estudia todos los días. Para mi fue algo nuevo aprender a estudiar otra vez y aprender a rezar. Me acuerdo de que al principio solo sabia rezar el Ave María y el Padre Nuestro. Ahora que han pasado casi ocho años, he aprendido muchas oraciones y devociones que me han ayudado a crecer en mi vida espiritual. Mi formación en el Seminario la Asunción has sido fenomenal, llena de muchas sorpresas como también de retos y oportunidades en las ramas de espiritualidad, humana, pastoral e intelectual.
Time at Assumption Seminary: Growth as a man dedicated to Jesus Christ
Fridays in Assumption Seminary have always had a unique schedule since I entered back in January of 2014. Classes, reading, studying, and homework took up most of my time between Monday and Thursday and the weekend, but Friday took on a different dynamic.
Father Kazimierz Oleksy, SDS, dies May 4
Father Kazimierz Oleksy was born on Dec. 1, 1966 in Krakow. He grew up, along with his brother and sister, in the home of Stanisław and Czesława Smoleń in Biskupice Radłowskie. He was baptized in his family parish on Dec. 18, 1966.
Servant Leadership Award for Education given to Father Ron Rolheiser, OMI
Sister Linda Marie, SSCM, and Sister Susan Pontz, SSCM, recently presented Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI, with the 2020 Father Matthew Jankola Lifetime Servant Leadership Award for Education.
CTSA celebrates providing uplifting entertainment and compelling family programming that reflects
Catholic Television of San Antonio’s virtual Leadership Luncheon on May 3 was broadcast on Spectrum Cable Channel 15 and livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook live, offering the opportunity for the station’s team to express their appreciation to viewers and donors for their ongoing support, which allows great works of mercy to be carried out in the Lord’s name. It was also a time to seek new benefactors to contribute to the financial underwriting of the ministry.
Catholic Charities opens boutique to assist new families
Catholic Charities’ Guadalupe Community Center recently opened Veronica’s Boutique, a free program for pregnant and parenting families that provides parenting education, material assistance like diapers and formula, and wraparound services for families with children younger than 36 months.