Before anyone ever heard of Irma there was Harvey. In response to the overwhelming needs of the residents of Houston the Bishop Kenny community initiated a school-wide collection for the benefit of Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston.
Pope Francis is being joined by bishops across the U.S. and around the world in launching a global campaign to support the 65 million people around the world who have fled their homes seeking a decent and safe life for their families. This historic campaign, Share the Journey, will respond to some of the most desperate of God’s children and your participation is needed.
The U.S. Postal Service on Friday, Sept. 1, issued a new Forever stamp honoring Father Theodore M. Hesburgh during a dedication ceremony on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, where he served as president for 35 years.
By Lilla Ross
Catholics can’t make disciples until they are disciples, says Father Larry Richards.
“Many Catholics are just going through the motions, going to Mass so that they won’t go to hell,” says the host of EWTN’s radio program The Reason for Our Hope. “But we are called by Jesus and the church to ‘go and make disciples.’ It’s an integral part of who we are.”
In his weekly column in the Archdiocese’s news magazine, Angelus, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles called on President Trump and members of Congress returning to Washington from their August recess to find common ground on immigration reform and make the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) permanent.
By Lilla Ross
Father Eamon Tobin grew up in Ireland in a family where daily prayer was an unquestioned part of life. Every morning his father knelt on the kitchen floor to say his morning prayers before going to the fields, and he would stop again at noon to recite the Angelus.
It might have been destiny that brought Sister Ambrose Cruise to the Diocese of St. Augustine. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland in 1959 on Sept. 8 – the day the City of St. Augustine was founded in 1565.
Bishop Felipe J. Estévez of the Diocese of St. Augustine will take up a special collection to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey and to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses. The collection will be held in all 61 parishes and missions of the diocese the weekend of Sept. 9-10.
Mark your calendars now to celebrate the founding of America’s First Parish – the Cathedral of St. Augustine – and St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city. Both were founded together on Sept. 8, 1565, by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, one of Spain’s most experienced admirals.