South Texas Catholic (Corpus Christi, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 19, Ed. 1 Friday, October 6, 2006 Page: 1 of 24
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South Texas Catholic
Diocese of Corpus Chris ti
No, 19 October 6, 2006
Looking for Love?
f you’re looking for
love, then you’ve
come to the right
place as three of our
explore the beauty of
God’s love. Sister
writes of a “God who
relentlessly seeks us out, tirelessly tracks us
down even as we run from Him ... in order to
bring us peace through union with Him.” Ann
Fitz discusses how our own bitterness can keep
us away from the love we need. And, Msgr,
Danny Flores reflects on the glimpses of beauty
we encounter that foreshadow a future that is
filled with God’s goodness.
Read more on page 7
Rebuilding From the Ashes
rhe members of St.
JL Paul Mission in St.
Paul grieved the loss of
their church, destroyed
by fire on June 6 of this
year. But, it didn’t take
long for their grief to
turn to hope as they
immediately made plans
for their new house of
worship and broke
ground for their new
church Sept. 17.
Read more on page 12
Adoration Chapels Offer
Places of Quiet Prayer
\ A any chapels in the
IVJL diocese are distin-
guished as Perpetual Eucha-
ristic Adoration Chapels
while others have set hours
for adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament such as this one
at Spohn Hospital Shore-
line. Immaculate Concep-
tion in Gregory recently
renovated and rededicated their adoration
space. Read more on page 13
Good Food, Good Friends
at Holy Cross Barbecue
the serving line
at the Sept. 9
tradition brought out people from around the
diocese to partake in some tasty barbecue and
Read more on page 24
Meeting Him on the street
Sisters serve as street chaplains with Metro Ministries,
hope others volunteer to join their ministry
STC photo/Paula Goldapp
Sister Maria Giovanni Paolo, SOLT, speaks with Winston Zanders as he waits for lunch at Salvation Army on Sept.
22. Sister Maria and Sister Agnes Moczarnik, SOU, recently began serving as street chaplains with Corpus Christi
Metro Ministries. They will lead a Bible study and be a spiritual presence for the men, women and children living
on the streets of Corpus Christi. Each weekday they can be found visiting with people in line for lunch at the
Salvation Army while Metro Ministries Loaves and Fishes is undergoing remodelling. The sisters welcome volunteers
to share in their ministry. When asked how the homeless feel about people coming out to talk to them while they
wait in line for lunch, Winston Zanders said, "It depends how they feel on any day." They might be tired from not
sleeping; hot from waiting out in the sun, and not receptive to conversation. On the other hand\ Zanders added\
"Somebody might also tell them something that will change their life forever." See story on page 4
Week of grayer, fasting part of
Respect Life Month events
WASHINGTON (CNS) —A
coalition of Catholic and other
Christian organizations have
mobilized a grass-roots effort
worldwide to pray and fast for life in
October, which is Respect Life
Respect Life Sunday Oct. 1 was
the first day of the 14th annual
International Week of Prayer and
Fasting to promote a culture of life.
The observance, which actually was
to last until Oct. 10, included prayer
rallies and life chains, which ask
people to line up by an abortion
clinic to pray for an end to abortion.
the coalition asked people to partici-
pate as individuals, families and
parishes by fasting, attending daily
Mass and taking part in Holy Hours,
going to confession and reciting the
rosary and the Divine Mercy chaplet.
“The goals of the week are: the
conversion of nations, an end to
abortion and to build a culture of
life,” said the announcement.
Among participants listed on the
events Web site,
www. interna tionalweekofpraycrandfasting. org,
were representatives of Generation
Life, Priests for Life, Life Teen, United
for Life Foundation and WAKEUP,
Killing and Exploitation of Unpro-
Two major events were planned
in the Washington area: a youth
and family conference with the
theme “To Build a Culture of Life”
Oct. 7 in the Diocese of Arlington,
Va., and an all-day prayer vigil Oct.
9 at the Basilica of the National
Shrine of the Immaculate Concep-
tion in Washington.
Another major pro-life event
taking place in Washington and
around the country at the begin-
ning of October was the American
Life Leagues second annual Pro-
In announcing the observance, which stands for Women Against the $ee RESPECT LIFE pa<Jc 6
Hope, healing, message of Celebration for Life speaker
Bishop Carmody leads
the final blessing at the
Celebration for Life and is
joined by (from left)
Father James Farfaglia,
Montemayor, Rev. Cliff
Lee, pastor of Yorktown
Baptist; Rev. Bubba Stahl,
pastor of First Baptist and
Rev. Robert "Bob" Jones,
pastor of Messianic
Dr. Alveda King, founder of King for
America, Inc., holds up a citizen
petition during her talk at the Sept.
14 Celebration for Life.
Read more about the Celebration for Life and see how last year's Respect Life Collection was dispersed — Pg. 6
STC photos/Amelia Eudy
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