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Archive for October, 2012

Deacons remember

Deacons of the Diocese of Beaumont and their wives gathered Oct. 27 at the St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica chapel, Beaumont, for the annual deacon memorial Mass.

Those in attendance honored the deacons and deacon wives who have passed away. Msgr. Jerry McGrath, rector of St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica and vicar of the permanent deacons, encouraged the deacons to grow their community during and reminded them that their brother deacons are always with them. (more…)

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Spooktacular carnival

St. Anne Catholic School, Beaumont, hosted its annual carnival Oct. 27. Hundreds of people turned out for food, games, costume contest and more. (more…)

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Celebrating marriages

It wasn’t Valentine’s Day, but love was certainly in the air at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, Beaumont, Oct. 28. Couples celebrating 25 years of marriage and 50 years or more gathered at St. Anthony for the Annual 25th/50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration. Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, celebrated Mass with the couples. (more…)

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Legal community celebrates

The legal community of Southeast Texas celebrated the annual Red Mass with Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, Oct. 26 at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, Beaumont.

“We all know the law is necessary, and that the law is important. The law helps us to be more human, helps us to be more holy,” Bishop Guillory said during his homily. (more…)

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Fannett parish festival celebrates fall

The weather was perfect for an autumn celebration, and St Mary, Fannett, was ready for its Fall Fest Oct. 28. The festival included a sweet shop, barbecue dinners and games for the kids. (more…)

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By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI surprised pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square Oct. 24 by announcing he would create six new cardinals, including 63-year-old U.S. Archbishop James M. Harvey, prefect of the papal household, in late November. (more…)

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By Chelsea Weikart Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The foundations of America rest not on one religion, but many, according to historians at a panel discussion about a new PBS documentary on religious freedom.

Although contemporary Americans tend to think of the founders as being of one or a handful of Protestant faiths, “in the 18th century we had a seemingly religiously diverse country,” said Jon Butler, professor of American studies at Yale University. (more…)

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