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Knights of Peter Claver celebrate 30 years

On Dec. 11, the Holy Cross Council and Court 284 commemorated its 30th anniversary in the Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary. The following Knights and Ladies received certificates and recognition for 30 years of faithful service in the name of Claverism: Johnnie Dorsey, Lester Johnson, Dean Dorsey, Donna Sistrunk-Irving, Geri Stewart, 
Theresa Fontenette and Carolyn Davis. 

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Obituary: St. Edward’s remembers Brother Romard

Brother Romard Barthel, CSC

Holy Cross Brother Romard (Paul) Barthel died Dec. 7 at the age of 92. As a religious, Brother Romard spent most of his life either teaching at St. Edward’s University in Austin or serving in leadership positions for the Congregation of Holy Cross, Moreau Province.

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The Friday E-Pistle (Feb. 3, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Official appointments

  • Rev. Augustine Ariwaodo, as parochial vicar at San José Parish in Austin, effective Feb. 8, 2017.
  • Rev. Payden Blevins, as parochial vicar at St. Louis Parish in Waco, effective Feb. 8, 2017.
  • Deacon James T. Weiland to Ascension Parish in Bastrop, effective Feb. 5, 2017.

Pastoral Plan Implementation

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February 2017, Volume 35, Number 2

The February of the Catholic Spirit includes a story on Catholic radio in the Brazos Valley and in Waco, as well as a feature on the Sacred Heart Community Clinic in Round Rock. The Bishop's Interview topic is immigration and the need for reform. There are many more stories -- all of which are listed by headline on the right of this page.

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Bishop stands against executive order

AUSTIN, Texas – Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of the Diocese of Austin issued the following statement on Jan. 30, 2017, regarding President Trump’s Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”:

I strongly disagree with the executive order on refugee resettlement. Today, with more than 65 million people forcibly displaced from their homes, there is an urgent need for U.S. leadership to assist refugees and provide freedom from persecution. The U.S. has long provided leadership in resettling refugees.

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