USCCB Establishes New Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism

WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops today announced the establishment of an Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. Initiated by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the USCCB, the committee will focus on addressing the sin of racism in our society, and even in our Church, and the urgent need to come together as a society to find solutions.

Wednesday, August 23

MEMORIAL OF ROSE OF LIMA, VIRGIN

Inside and out

Appearances rule in pop culture. The beautiful people occupy the covers of magazines and get all the buzz for their many sightings and multiple marriages. We are likewise bombarded with the externals of clothing and housing and vehicles, as if looking good will somehow increase our internal value. Rose of Lima (1586- 1617), by all accounts a beautiful woman, was alarmed by the attention her good looks brought her and chose to disappear from the world altogether, living in a hut as a recluse. Decrease the amount of time you spend on clothes and hair, and add those minutes to your daily prayer routine.

TODAY'S READINGS: Judges 9:6-15; Matthew 20:1-16 (421)
“Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last."

USCCB President and Domestic Justice Chairman Call for Prayer and Unity in Response to Deadly Charlottesville Attack

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, are calling on all people of goodwill to join in prayer and unity today in response to the violent protest and deadly attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, that occurred Saturday, August 12.

Catholic schools open for 2017-2018 school year

Students began filling classrooms at Catholc schools in Avoyelles parish on Thursday, August 10. Those resuming class were St. Joseph School, Plaucheville; Sacred Heart School, Moreauville; St. Anthony of Padua School, Bunkie and St. Mary's Assumption School, Cottonport.

Monday, August 14 marked the first day of classes for Catholic schools in Rapides and Natchitoches parish: Holy Savior Menard Central High School and St. Frances Cabrini School in Alexandria and St. Mary's School in Natchitoches.