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Temperance for Kids

Posted on July 13, 2022 in: General News

Temperance for Kids
Source Have you ever eaten too much food and felt bad afterwards? Or have you felt really angry and acted out by yelling or throwing a fit? Sometimes people struggle with controlling what they do and how they feel. The virtue of temperance is about practicing self-control. It helps you contro...

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Justice for Kids

Posted on July 13, 2022 in: General News

Justice for Kids
Source Have you ever owed someone something? If you have, this means you have an obligation or responsibility to repay him or give him his due. Did you also know that you have a responsibility to give God and others their due? Yes, you owe God and others something. I’m not talking about...

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What Catholics Must Believe About the Blessed Virgin Mary
Source During a recent trip back to Tyler, I was driving down Broadway Avenue with a non-Catholic friend when we spotted a bumper sticker that read: “No Mary, No Jesus. Know Mary, Know Jesus.” He didn’t know what to make of it, and I was soon flooded with all kinds of questi...

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Posted on July 13, 2022 in: General News

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Source The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, celebrated  on July 16, was first instituted in the late 14th century in commemoration of the approval of the rule of the Carmelite Order a hundred years earlier. According to legend, a religious community was established even before the time...

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Source “The sign of the Scapular points to an effective synthesis of Marian spirituality, which nourishes the devotion of believers and makes them sensitive to the Virgin Mother’s loving presence in their lives.” —Pope Saint John Paul II  As we prepare to celebrate...

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Bishop Strickland’s Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
Source TYLER – In response to the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland of the Diocese of Tyler issued the following statement:  “It is with great joy that we receive the news of the decision ...

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Month of the Precious Blood

Posted on July 01, 2022 in: General News

Month of the Precious Blood
Source The month of July (Overview - Calendar) is dedicated to the Precious Blood. The feast of the Precious Blood of our Lord was instituted in 1849 by Pius IX, but the devotion is as old as Christianity. The early Fathers say that the Church was born from the pierced side of Christ, a...

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St. Maria Goretti

Posted on July 01, 2022 in: General News

St. Maria Goretti
Source Feast day: Jul 06 July 6 marks the feast day of St. Maria Goretti, a young virgin and martyr whose life is an example of purity and mercy for all Christians. St. Maria Goretti is best known for her commitment to purity and the courageous defence of her faith at the young age of eleven ...

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Fortitude for Kids

Posted on July 01, 2022 in: General News

Fortitude for Kids
Source What is Fortitude? If you have ever watched a football game you know that the goal of the game is for your team to get the ball across your goal line, a touchdown. You also know that the person who is running with the football has many players from the other team trying to stop him and ...

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St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Posted on July 01, 2022 in: General News

St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Source Feast day: Jul 14 On July 14, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be canonized. Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks," Kateri lived a life of holiness and virtue, despite obstacles and opposition within her tribe. Kateri was...

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