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Funeral homily of Archbishop Gustavo for firefighter Scott Deem

May 26, 2017 | posted by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS

We gather in prayer in this holy place as a community of faith to celebrate the life, and to mourn the passing, of Firefighter Scott Deem. He has been a beloved husband, father, son, brother, brother-in-law, friend, and respected comrade of San Antonio’s firefighters. His memory lives on in our hearts and prayer. As people of faith, we affirm that, in death, life is not ended – it is changed! In faith, we acknowledge that Scott’s life – and our lives – are ultimately inGod’s loving hands. We are all children of the one God and, therefore, sisters and brothers. We are all family today.

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​USCCB president offers prayers for victims in latest attack on Coptic Christians

May 26, 2017 | posted by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo


Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued the following statement in the wake of the latest attack on Christians in the Middle East. In what officials are calling a terrorist attack, masked gunmen opened fire on a bus that killed 28 people including men, women and children. State TV is reporting the Coptic Christians were attacked while on their way to Mass at the St. Samuel Monastery in Minya province, located about 140 miles south of Cairo. Many children are reported among the dead. The attack also wounded up to 22 others.

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​Catholic funeral Mass for fallen firefighter Scott Deem to be held Friday, May 26, at Community Bib

May 24, 2017 | posted by Archdiocese of San Antonio

Scott Deem, beloved San Antonio firefighter who died while battling a blaze May 18, will be remembered and memorialized at a Catholic funeral Mass on Friday, May 26, at Community Bible Church.

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​Pope Francis, Trump hold landmark first meeting

May 24, 2017 | posted by Catholic News Agency

After months of anticipation, Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump finally met at the Vatican Wednesday in a friendly encounter which included an emphasis on protection of life and freedom of conscience.

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