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If you're looking for a VBS for the kiddos this summer or want to submit a VBS for inclusion on our calendar, click the kid in the funny hat.

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Buy a Prayer Garden Brick

Help pave our Prayer Garden with faith! Bricks come in two sizes and will be engraved with a message of your choice... how cool is that?

The 30 Day Challenge

The 30 Day Challenge

What if, for 30 days, you filled your ears and your heart with nothing but the positive and uplifting message of Christ's love contained in the music and programming of Spirit FM? Take the challenge today!

Stories of persecution suffered by religious led Marist brother to vocation

IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler OrsburnBy Tyler OrsburnBROWNSVILLE, Texas (CNS) -- It wasthe stories of how his teachers, Mexican-born religious brothers, had sufferedpersecution that steered Marist Brother Paul Phillipp of south Texas, now 92,to his religious vocation.Reared on a farmsome 25 miles west of Brownsville, young Paul's parents valued a Catholiceducation. So to get him and his siblings to the all-boy and all-girl schools justnorth of the U.S.-Mexico border, they bought a brand new 1937 Ford sedan.It was there at "St.Joe" that the then-sophomore met English teacher Brother Paul Aleman ofMexico. Brother Paul said Brother Aleman crossed the Rio Grande in 1906 withother Mexican religious teachers and brought stories of Catholic persecutionand blood-drenched altars."Thisinspired me," he recalled in an interview with Catholic News Service at theschool, now called St. Joseph Academy and coeducational since 1971. "Thepersecutions and all these brothers had left their homes (for safety) ...

What Pope Francis says we can learn from the Armenian genocide

Yerevan, Armenia, Jun 24, 2016 / 11:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The catastrophe of the Armenian genocide is a lesson for all humanity, the Pope said on the first day of his visit to Armenia.After arriving at Yerevan’s Presidential Palace on Friday Pope Francis delivered remarks for Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan and other political and civil leaders. He recalled the solemnities in St. Peter’s Basilica last year attended by the president and leading Armenian churchmen including Catholicos Karekin II, head of the Armenian Apostolic Church.“The occasion was the commemoration of the centenary of the Metz Yeghérn, the ‘Great Evil’ that struck your people and caused the death of a vast multitude of persons,” the Pope said June 24. “Sadly, that tragedy, that genocide, was the first of the deplorable series of catastrophes of the past century, made possible by twisted racial, ideological or religious aims that darkened the minds of the torment...

Pope speaks of Armenian massacre and Christian persecution

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday met with Armenia’s political, diplomatic and civil society representatives, recalling both the genocide suffered by the nation a century ago and the suffering of Christians around the world today.The Pope’s poignant words came at the presidential palace in Yerevan on the first day of his pastoral visit to the country.Philippa Hitchen reports:  As he greeted the Armenian president, Serzh Sargsyan, and the nation’s political leaders, Pope Francis spoke of the rich history and natural beauty of Armenia, believed by some to be the location of the biblical garden of Eden.He talked of the depth of faith in this first nation to adopt Christianity as its state religion, but he also spoke of the drama and tragedy that Armenians have endured throughout the past centuries. In particular he recalled last year’s centenary of the massacre, known as Metz Yeghern or Great Evil when over a million and a half Armenians were killed ...

Arch. Chullikatt Apostolic Nuncio also to Kyrgyztan

(Vatican Radio) Also on Friday, Pope Francis appointed Indian Archbishop Francis Assisi Chullikatt Apostolic Nuncio to Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet republic in central Asia.   Archbishop Chullikatt who is already Apostolic Nuncio to Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, based in Kazakh capital Astana, was the Holy See’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York from 2010 to 2014.   Before that, the 63 year old prelate from southern Indian’s Kerala state served as Apostolic Nuncio to Jordan and Iraq.   He entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1988 and served in the Holy See’s missions in Honduras, in various countries of southern Africa, in the Philippines, at the UN and in the Secretariat of State in the Vatican. 

Crisis or speed bump? What UK vote means for economy sectors

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Britain's vote to leave the European Union adds a heavy dose of uncertainty to a world economy that is still struggling to reach full speed years after the global financial crisis....

Trans-Atlantic Trend? Trump sees UK vote as validation

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Britain's stunning vote to bolt from the European Union sent political tremors across the Atlantic Friday, fueling Donald Trump's confidence that frustrated U.S. voters will back similarly sweeping change and rattling Democrats who are banking on Americans ultimately choosing a more conventional leader in Hillary Clinton....

20 dead in West Virginia floods; search and rescue continues

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- As a deluge swamped southeast West Virginia - a disaster that killed at least 20 people - Ronnie Scott's wife called him and told him their house was filling up with water. She fled to the attic with two dogs and a cat and waited. She smelled natural gas....

2 die in California wildfire that left little time to flee

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) -- A deadly wildfire that roared through dry brush and trees in the mountains of central California gave residents little time to flee as flames burned dozens of homes to the ground, propane tanks exploded, and smoke obscured the path to safety....

Officials: No evidence Orlando gunman was gay

WASHINGTON (AP) -- FBI investigators so far have not turned up persuasive evidence that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen was gay or pursuing gay relationships, according to two government officials familiar with the investigation....

Text: Lawyer seeks plea deal, doubts Manziel can stay clean

DALLAS (AP) -- An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean and said he was given a receipt that shows Manziel may have spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store just 15 hours after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash, according to a lengthy text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press....

Thought of the Day

He will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of fathers toward children and the disobedient to the understanding of the righteous, to prepare a people fit for the Lord.

Luke 1:17

 

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