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Pope calls for change of attitude towards migrants, refugeees

August 6, 2015

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The cry to end the imprisonment of refugee children and their young mothers in detention centers is written on the heart and soul of the Catholic Church and the Gospel. “Whatever you did for these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” 1 I ask you, my sisters and brothers in Christ, to join…

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The Centurion’s Prayer lessons

August 5, 2015

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      By Theresa Doyle-Nelson For Today’s Catholic One of my favorite CCD lessons to present is “The Centurion’s Prayer.” I start by bringing to class an illustration of a Roman Centurion (a Google Image search brings up a nice selection), and then proceed to explain some of the basic qualities of these ancient military…

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Mission accomplished: San Antonio Missions inscribed as World Heritage Site

July 24, 2015

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By Carol Baass Sowa Today’s Catholic SAN ANTONIO • San Antonio’s five Spanish colonial missions, including their ranch and a substantial portion of their acequia system, were officially honored with World Heritage inscription on July 5 at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) summer meeting in Bonn, Germany. “With no amendments and…

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Building Hispanic leadership in the church

July 24, 2015

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By Carol Baass SowaToday’s Catholic SAN ANTONIO • Hispanic and other Catholic leaders from across the nation came together on June 25 for a highly participatory national symposium on Hispanic leadership and philanthropy in the 21st century church. Making this first-of-its-kind symposium possible was the joint support of Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities…

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Expressing their deeply held beliefs in faith

July 24, 2015

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caption:Taking part in the “Fortnight for Freedom” prayer service, along with Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, were representatives of the Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, and Ba’hai faiths. The theme of this year’s event was “freedom to bear witness.” Veronica Markland | Today’s Catholic “The Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Bear Witness” was observed in dioceses across…

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Archbishop’s Column – July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015

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Column from Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, as it appeared in the July 24, 2015 issue of Today’s Catholic newspaper.

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Mayor and City Council blessed at cathedral

July 8, 2015

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As San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor and new City Council members begin their respective terms, San Fernando Cathedral continued its time-honored tradition by blessing the new city officials during a special ceremony on June 24. Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS, and ministers of different faiths prayed for the Alamo city’s government leaders as they begin their…

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Mission Espada — Restored, refurbished, rededicated

July 8, 2015

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By Carol Baass SowaToday’s Catholic SAN ANTONIO • Mission San Francisco de la Espada, had to wait her turn for restoration, but it was worth it. The completed refurbishment was celebrated on June 19 with a Mass of Dedication offered by Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, followed by dinner on the mission grounds for 100 invited…

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​​​An invitation to love

July 8, 2015

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Column from Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller – as appeared in July 10, 2015 issue of Today’s Catholic newspaper

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Catholic Women’s Conference to feature inspiring talks, uplifting music

June 25, 2015

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By Katherine Jass Stone For Today’s Catholic In today’s fast paced, drive through world, it’s easy for women to get lost in the different directions they are being pulled into. We are wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, employees — however often, we forget the most important person we are — God’s daughter. Whether you are 18…

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