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Why Does the Sacrament of Marriage Matter?
By: Michael Johnston Source When I talk to my high school students about marriage, I lay out overlapping ideas which build upon each other. The first idea is that marriage is essential to civilization; this highlights the natural aspect of marriage. The second idea is that there is more to our r...

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What's the Purpose of Lent?

Posted on February 25, 2022 in: General News

7 Amazing Ways to Live the Corporal Works of Mercy Throughout the 7 Weeks of Lent
by Becky Roach Mar 7, 2020 Source The seven weeks of Lent makes for an opportune time to incorporate the 7 Corporal Works of Mercy into your spiritual life. Embracing these “charitable actions by which we help our neighbors in their bodily needs” will help you grow closer to...

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Every Man A Monk

Posted on February 14, 2022 in: General News

Every Man A Monk
Spirce: Catholic Gentleman The young curé of Georges Bernanos’ The Diary of a Country Priest (1937) ruminates about monks (Carthusian and Trappist): What miracle enables these semi-lunatics, these prisoners of their own dreams, these sleepwalkers, apparently to enter ...

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How do I Incorporate Ongoing Formation into My Marriage?
Source: Catholic East Texas Online By: Deanna Johnston When an engaged couple informs their parish that they would like to get married, the Church communicates the necessary steps to prepare for the sacrament of Holy Matrimony. In the Diocese of Tyler this consists of a mentor couple progra...

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The Call to Personal Holiness

Posted on February 14, 2022 in: General News

The Call to Personal Holiness
Source: Catholic East Texas Online By: Bishop Joseph E. Strickland I’m pleased to offer these reflections on the call to personal holiness and how this quest affects every choice and step we take in our daily journey. I consider the question of personal holiness in the context of the vocat...

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New Bible Study Coming from the St. Philip Institute in time for Lent
By: CET Staff A new Bible study from the St. Philip Institute is now available for pre-order! From the Beginning is a 47-day tour through the Bible. Following the big picture of Salvation History, readers will begin in the Book of Genesis and arrive at the Resurrection of Jesus on day 47....

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How to Prepare for Lent - Before It Arrives
Source: Good Catholic Don’t blink. Lent will be here before you know it. Isn’t that how it always is? The Christmas season is behind us and it feels like Ordinary Time has only just begun— But suddenly it’s Ash Wednesday, and we’re scrambling to decide what we&...

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