Take 5 with Father: a pipeline of God's grace

Fr. Sergio Rizo

Meet Father Sergio Rizo, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Cleburne, who sees himself like a pipe that bring water, but it is God's grace that showers you.


Deacons: great and visible signs of the Holy Spirit

deacon candidates at St. Patrick

To begin to understand the diaconate, one must first understand the nature and purpose of Sacred Orders within the Body of Christ. 


A faith enduring persecution - the Vietnamese Catholic community survives and thrives

Fr. Hua Nguyen holds up the book of the Gospels

The forceful communist takeover of the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon on April 30, 1975, touched off an exodus of biblical proportions.


Love overcomes hate

young girl at prayer

Amid worldwide protests about the killing of George Floyd and racial inequality, Bishop Michael Olson brought the diocese together for a Mass for the repose of the soul of George Floyd, for the consolation of his family, and for peace and an end to civil discord.


Inmate lived inspiring Catholic life behind bars, 'serving God, not time'

Hal Elkins getting released from prison

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — In 1993, 39-year-old nuclear engineer Hal Elkins hit the bottle and fell into a jealous rage.


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