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Pope Names Dallas Auxiliary Bishop Deshotel as Bishop of Lafayette, Louisiana

Pope Francis has named Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel, 64, as bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana. Bishop Deshotel has served as an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Dallas since 2010. The appointment was publicized in Washington, February 17, by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to …

Lenten Fast

A reminder: – Ash Wednesday is a day of obligatory fasting and abstinence from meat and from those foods made from meat. Fasting, for all Catholics in good health, who are between 18 and 59 years (inclusive) means they may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals …

Lent: The Great Season of Spiritual Preparation

LENT arrives early this year. It begins this week on Ash Wednesday February 10th, when we begin observing the 40 Days of Lent. Mother Church calls this the Great Season of Spiritual Preparation. Now is the time to begin considering our personal Lenten itinerary of the time-tested practices …

Catholic Schools Week, January 31-February 6, 2016

WASHINGTON—National Catholic Schools Week 2016 will be observed in dioceses around the country, January 31-February 6. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” focuses on the important faith-building, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education. “Catholic schools are a vital aspect of …