Archive for May, 2010

By Sarah Dupre, ETC staff

Tears of sadness and smiles connected to memories could be seen throughout. The sight of a plastic model of a semi-submersible drilling rig and 11 poster-sized pictures of those lost froze grown men in their tracks. It was a memorial that brought together hundreds seeking closure.

Remembrance and honor was the theme of the somber Deepwater Horizon Memorial May 25 in Jackson, Miss. Crew members, family and friends gathered to remember the 11 men lost during the April 20 explosion of the Transocean rig. (more…)

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By Patricia Zapor Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In one of two cases that seek to draw the Holy See into U.S. courts over liability for sexual abuse by priests, the Obama administration’s solicitor general said lower courts were wrong to conclude both that an abuser was acting within “the scope of his employment” and also that as his “employer,” the Vatican could be sued. (more…)

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In honor of the Year for Priests the Knights of Columbus council #12809 hosted an banquet at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Port Arthur, May 22 for all the priests who have served the parish. Honorees attending included Father T.R. Blanco, OSA, Father J.C. Coon, Father Don Donahugh, Father Stephen McCrate, Father Luis Urizza, OSA, and Father Urbano Saénz, OSA. (more…)

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Por Patricia Zapor

Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Al mismo tiempo que los presidentes de los Estados Unidos y México declaraban sus intenciones de trabajar juntos sobre problemas relacionados con el asunto de inmigración y otras materias, los obispos que presiden los comités de inmigración de ambas naciones los exhortaron a que examinaran de una manera crítica el curso de acción de la inmigración “y sus efectos negativos en contra de los seres humanos”.

En declaraciones preparadas de antemano, dadas a conocer en el Jardín de las Rosas de la Casa Blanca, el 19 de mayo, el presidente Barack Obama, de Estados Unidos, y el presidente de México, Felipe Calderón, hicieron notar que en pláticas anteriores sostenidas el mismo día los dos habían prestado especial atención a los asuntos de inmigración, especialmente a la reciente ley aprobada en Arizona, mediante la cual, además de otras medidas, se les requiere a los oficiales de policía que arresten a las personas que encuentren, mientras ejercen su turno de vigilancia, si no pueden presentar documentos que amparen su estado legal de inmigración. (more…)

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Diocese honors Msgr. Jamail

Family and friends came to the Holy Family Retreat Center, Beaumont, May 23 to honor Msgr. Michael Jamail, vicar general for the Diocese of Beaumont, on the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

Father Joseph Khanh Ho welcomed everyone and acted as the master of ceremonies for the evening. (more…)

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Men get the 411 on being a deacon

Men from across the diocese came to St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, Beaumont, May 23 for the Permanent Diaconate Informational Meeting. The goal of the meeting was to inform those interested in being deacons about the role of deacons in the diocese.

“It’s wonderful to see such a big turn out. I think that really gives a good indication of the interest and the level of commitment to see so many couples and families here,” Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, said. (more…)

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It was a day to remember those who have risked their lives at sea to give others the luxuries they have today.

The 24th Annual Maritime Memorial Day was held May 21 in Port Arthur in honor of National Maritime Day May 22. Father Sinclair Oubre, diocesan director of Apostleship of the Sea, led the memorial. (more…)

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