Archive for January, 2011

By Nancy Frazier O’Brien Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The entire faith community is responsible, as individuals and collectively, for addressing the nation’s mental health crisis that contributed to the tragedy in Tucson, Ariz., a Catholic organization said Jan. 26. (more…)

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Every year Catholic schools across the country join together under one theme to recognize the importance of Catholic education. Catholic Schools Week includes special events and activities for students at the local schools to celebrate Catholic schools.

The week kicks off Jan. 31 and wraps up on Feb. 4, with a lot to do in between, including spelling bee’s and science fairs. This year’s theme is “A+ for America Catholic Schools” The entire week will be dedicated to striving for excellence in and out of the classroom. (more…)

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Catholic Schools Week Schedule

Msgr. Kelly Catholic High School,
5950 Kelly Drive, Beaumont
(409) 866-2351

Monday – A special lunch will be provided for the teachers and staff by the Home and School Association. Student Council officers will deliver a special Thank You to the staff of the Catholic Pastoral Center for its support of Catholic education. (more…)

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Together with God we did it

Together we did it. Together we reached the goal and then surpassed the goal. The Together for God’s Good Work capital campaign now has more than $25 million in pledges surpassing its goal in pledges by more than $9,000. Nearly 66 percent of that money on those pledges has already been paid.

Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, called the achievement a visible sign of the faithful’s commitment to the mission of Jesus and their “willingness to provide for their children’s spiritual needs and the future of the Church in Southeast Texas.” (more…)

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By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Certain things — such as a bath and getting dressed up — are universal before a personal meeting with the pope, and the rule holds even for lambs.

As he does every year, Pope Benedict XVI blessed two little lambs Jan. 21, the feast of St. Agnes. (more…)

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Young adults at Catholic a la Carte discussed the possibility of life on other planets Jan. 18 when Father Shane Baxter, director of Campus Ministry, presented “Extraterrestrial Life and the Church.”

Father Baxter talked about different theologians, such as St. Thomas Aquinas, who had presented theories about life elsewhere in the universe. (more…)

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By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The news of Pope John Paul II’s upcoming beatification was welcomed by many as a confirmation of something they already felt from the moment the shouts of “Santo subito!” (“Sainthood now!”) reverberated through St. Peter’s Square at the pontiff’s funeral.

Many in the crowd were young people who had a special affinity to Pope John Paul, whose pontificate started and ended with a special greeting to young people. During his installation ceremony in 1978, the newly named pope told youths: “You are the future of the world, you are the hope of the church, you are my hope.” (more…)

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