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I give thanks to my God at every remembrance of you, praying always with joy in my every prayer for all of you...+Philippians 1:3-5






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Pope Francis has named Msgr. Robert Coerver to be bishop of the Diocese of Lubbock, and has accepted the resignation of Bishop Plácido Rodríguez. Bishop-elect Monsignor Coerver visited St. Elizabeth's and greeted Texas Tech students at the Catholic Student Center.
The Mass of ordination/installation will be on November 21, 2016 at Christ the King Cathedral in Lubbock.

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Encompassing 25 counties on the Llano Estacado and Rolling Plains of West Texas, the Diocese of Lubbock -- is a church of more than 136,000 Catholics who gather in 62 parish churches.  Ours is a delightfully diverse -- a truly "catholic" -- church.  Please feel free to visit us in person and discover how you might draw closer to Jesus Christ in our midst, living with us a life of sacramental grace and loving service.

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Logic of weapons, self-interest wreak havoc on Mideast, pope says
Pope Francis said he will never give up calling for stronger efforts to bring peace to the Middle East and for people to stop being indifferent to the fate of the region's people. "My daily prayer to God," he said, is "to inspire the minds and hearts of all who have political responsibility, that they may be able to renounce their own interests in order to achieve the greater good -- peace." The pope spoke during a private audience Sept. 29 at the Vatican with bishops, priests, religious and lay Catholics who provide pastoral and humanitarian assistance to those in need in Syria, Iraq and neighboring countries.

K of C leader Anderson to receive Path to Peace Award
The Path to Peace Foundation, which supports the Vatican's work at UN headquarters in New York, will give its top annual award to Supreme Knight Carl Anderson of the Knights of Columbus. In announcing the award, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican's permanent observer at the UN, praised the Knights of Columbus for their work to support persecuted Christians in the Middle East. 

Invoke the archangels, Pope tells pilgrims
At the conclusion of his September 28 general audience, Pope Francis called upon pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square to seek the intercession of the archangels. “In tomorrow’s liturgy we celebrate the feast of the archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael,” he said. “They are ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation.”

LA Dodgers host first-ever 'Catholic Night'
On Sept. 2, Dodger Stadium served as the center of a massive Venn diagram of local Catholics and lifelong fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers, as the ballpark hosted its first-ever “Catholic Night.” The baseball team hosted, fittingly, the San Diego Padres on the field, and actual ordained members of religious life and lay people from throughout the tri-county Archdiocese of Los Angeles in the stands. Notable Catholics in attendance included Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron and native Angeleno Auxiliary Bishop Joseph V. Brennan, both Dodger fans, who were given the chance to realize the lifelong dream of coming onto the field to throw out ceremonial first pitches.

Muslims, Catholics build bridges during week of fun, faith at camp
The smiles spread spontaneously, creating the kind of infectious joy that immediately connects people, no matter their backgrounds or faiths. The young Muslim Americans who spent a week in the summer swimming, canoeing, climbing and learning more about their faith at the Catholic Youth Organization camp in Nashville also wanted to learn a special song from the young Catholics who were their lifeguards, canoeing guides and climbing instructors.

Around the Net -- Catholic Blogosphere

Telos: For This I Was Made
I once read an article where the author questioned the social convention of introducing people by their name and occupation. She pointed out that it can be a limiting way of getting to know a person, because you immediately make assumptions about them based on their job. Instead of delineating a friend by their employment, she suggested, we ought to tell others about their best characteristics, or amazing things they have done outside work.

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Making the Most of The Year of Mercy While We Can
On December 8, 2015, Pope Francis declared the current liturgical year to be a celebration of God’s mercy by proclaiming it as “The Year of Mercy”. This worldwide celebration of our Church ends on November 20, 2016. Although “The Year of Mercy” will end, there is great hope that all the good it produced will have lasting effects. We have been in a special time for the entire world to show the love of Jesus Christ.

Devotion to Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels
It was St Michael who took up the defense of the honor of God against Lucifer, in the cause of the In-
carnation of the Word; and St John Chrysostom is of opinion, that he was also one of the first to pay his
homage to Him in the crib of Bethlehem, on the day of His humble Birth. It is he who is the tutelary Archangel of the Church, and it is not without good reasons that he is believed to be the special guardian also of France. The signal aid which this kingdom has at times received from him is a strong proof of it. This great prince of Paradise has even chosen to have a place specially consecrated to him in this kingdom, within the diocese of Avranches, which at this day is popularly called Mont Saint-Michel, a place famous for the concourse of people who flock to it from all quarters, to honor this holy Archangel.



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