Archive for the ‘DFWCatholic “Recommended Reads”’ Category

If Your Brother Sins Against You

Matthew tells us in his Gospel (18:15-17) that Jesus said to His disciples, “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have won over your brother. If he does not listen, take one or two others with you, so that […]

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The Weekly Francis – Volume 71 – 2 September 2014

This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 10 August to 1 September 2014. The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s The Weekly Francis. Jimmy Akin came up with this idea when he started “The Weekly Benedict” [...]

Aggie Catholic Vocations Update


The Dallas Morning News ran a story on the growth of the seminary in Dallas. We have several Aggies studying there and one of our Aggie Catholic seminarians (and a former Campus Ministry Intern here) was quoted in the article. A snip is below:

Chris Smith, 26, of College Station, considered the priesthood a few years after college. A pre-theology student at Holy Trinity, he earned a marketing degree from Texas A&M University and then went to work for NET Ministries. He visited lots of churches and met many priests.

“I decided I wanted to be the vessel for sharing the sacraments,” Smith said. “After lots of prayer and feeling it in my heart, I knew it was right.”

Smith said he thinks the number of priests will keep increasing.

“There’s a new generation of guys wanting to become priests,” Smith said. “They see a need for it with our culture being more chaotic and all the unrest in the world.” CONTINUE READING.

We have a number of Aggie Catholic vocations. In fact we have about 150 ordained clergy / professed religious + about another 50 in formation / seminary. We should have precise numbers soon.

We Are Called To Be Sentinels Of Love

As you might know, I’m a city boy. I grew up in Northern Jersey in what was really a suburb of New York City. So, I don’t know a whole lot about life in the country. Still I heard something about the country that I believe is true. I heard that when crows are descending on a crop, say […]

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7 Things You Need to Know About The Catholic Church

7 Things You Need to Know About The Catholic Church1 – The purpose of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus. Too many people have a false understanding of the purpose of the Catholic Church. After Jesus made the Church, He gave a clear mission …

Suffering For The Sake Of His Body

Always there is a connection between the first readings and the gospel accounts that the Church presents to us in the major celebrations of the Church’s liturgical year. Such is the case we find in the scripture passages (Jeremiah 20:7-9; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 16:21-27) for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time and so I begin […]

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Catholics

The Diocese of Austin has released a statement on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:ALS ChallengeThe ice bucket challenge has become a popular way to raise funds for research for treatment and cure of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The point of the ch…

Abortion Bucket Challenge

While the #TacoBeerChallenge started as an ironic Twitter joke, the straightforward message resonated and pictures of carne asada wrapped in a corn tortilla are proliferating on the web–though members of the pro-life movement have tried to hijack the hashtag to harness the attention for their cause. “What do ice buckets have to do with ALS? I don’t know. What [...]

Believing In Yourself vs Believing In God

Fr. Barron has some insightful comments on the modern idea of believing in yourself and what it means in a culture which tries to downgrade God’s divinity.

Lessons From Ferguson

The tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014 illustrate clearly how belief shapes people’s judgments and reactions. The initial report contained little more than the fact that a white police officer had shot and killed Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black high school graduate soon to enter college. But for many people that was enough […]

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