Author: Catholic News Agency

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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A fond farewell for Pat Rodgers: A faithful servant of the archdiocese retires

June 25, 2015

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SAN ANTONIO • Looking back on nearly two decades of serving the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Deacon Pat Rodgers, director of the Department of Communication, will be retiring as of June 30. As his final days at the Pastoral Center wind down, it has been a time of looking forward to the future and reflecting…

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St. PJ’s second annual Celebrando Mis Quince Años

June 25, 2015

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SAN ANTONIO • Thanks to the generosity of volunteers who donated time, resources, and quinceañera–worthy dresses, St. PJ’s held its second annual “Celebrando Mis Quince Años” Quinceañeara June 12 to celebrate this traditional rite of passage for many of St. PJ’s young ladies. This quinceañera allowed St. PJ’s young ladies to share in a cultural…

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New residents nothing new for St. John’s Seminary property

June 25, 2015

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SAN ANTONIO • A succession of people have called the land at the corner of Mission Road and East Mitchell Street “home” over the centuries, so the anticipated arrival of new residents with development of the former St. John’s Seminary into apartments is just another page in that rich history. In the 1720s, the land…

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Faith and Folklife: Mass promotes diversity of cultures, unity of spirit

June 25, 2015

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SAN ANTONIO • For the third year, the Folklife Mass was held at the St. Paul Community Center House of Mercy, featuring local ethnic choir participation with native dress complemented with a procession celebrating the feast of Corpus Christ. Celebrant of the Mass was Bishop Emeritus Charles Grahmann of the Diocese of Dallas. Concelebrants included…

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Pope Francis: Evangelization and Dialogue

June 25, 2015

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Pope Francis is calling the entire church to advance along the path of “a pastoral and missionary conversion which cannot leave things as they presently are.” Mere administration, he says, can no longer be enough. “Throughout the world, let us be permanently in a state of mission” (Evangelii Gaudium 25). This is a great challenge…

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Life-changing encounter with the spirit

June 11, 2015

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The celebrations of Pentecost for the past three years have been critical in the transformation of the archdiocese, and at this year’s vigil of solemnity of Pentecost, held May 23 at St. Mark the Evangelist Church, Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS, renewed the archdiocesan Consecration to the Holy Spirit, asking the Spirit to continue to generously…

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March 6 issue of Today’s Catholic now available

March 6, 2015

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News from around the archdiocese of San Antonio and a new column from Archbishop Gustavo

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