St Francis Basilica

A Universal Prayer for Peace

Today is the day we celebrate the memory of St. Francis of Assisi, and it is particularly important for Catholics because Pope Francis took the name of this saint, and has emulated the simple and modest lifestyle St. Francis of...
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Your Church and Mine

      You go to your church, and I’ll go to mine, But let’s walk along together; Our Father has built them side by side, So let’s walk along together. The road is rough and the way is long, But we’ll help...
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St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edinburg

Why Consider not Leaving Mass Early

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there...
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Why I will not watch the Fifty Shades of Grey Movie

A couple of years ago, and after years and years of yo-yo diets, bingeing in front of the TV, and postponing outdoor walks it finally dawned on me: my body is not my own. As one gets older, things that used to be important seem...
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We are not Islands

A common trick our mind plays on us involves the use of negative thoughts. Hopelessness, loneliness, low self esteem, helplessness… we know this game, for most of us have experienced low points in our lives. I usually refer t...
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