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In his 2014 Lenten message, Pope Francis said he was inspired by the words of Saint Paul in his letter to the Corinthians: “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9). Putting this call into action and coming into alignment with it have come in many creative ways, not the least of which is exemplified by 99-year-old Father George Curtsinger and his caregiver Chris Wallace.
After years of prayerful discernment, Jonathan Duncan, 31, former rector of Holy Comfort Episcopal Church in Cleburne, was received into the Catholic Church on All Saints Day 2013. It’s a decision that’s brought him peace and a renewed sense of mission. Within five months, he would be ordained a Catholic priest on March 29.
Victoria Villalobos had never met a religious sister before. The Diocesan Fifth Grade Vocation Day, observed March 26 at Holy Family Church, provided an opportunity. “It was interesting learning about the nuns and sisters and what they do daily and all the jobs they have,” said the student from St. Maria Goretti School in Arlington who heard several speakers talk about their lives before and after entering the convent.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II left lasting marks on the way the Catholic Church understands other religions and the way it interacts with believers of other faith communities.
Dr. Patrick Foley, one of the foremost writers and historians on Catholic history in Texas and the Southwest, is the latest winner of the Paul J. Foik Award. Presented annually by the Texas Catholic Historical Society, the award is given to the author or editor of a recent publication judged to be the most important contribution to Catholic history of the Southwest.