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Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord - January 6th
With the Magi, humanity’s pilgrimage to Jesus Christ begins – to the God who was born in a stable, who died on the Cross and who, having risen from the dead, remains with us always, until the consummation of the world.

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord - January 6th

With the Magi, humanity’s pilgrimage to Jesus Christ begins – to the God who was born in a stable, who died on the Cross and who, having risen from the dead, remains with us always, until the consummation of the world.



Vatican II Where are You? Who stole my Church?
Recently a priest friend asked “Vatican II where are you?” He was expressing disappointment and frustration over his feelings that the bright promise that the council would bring about a “true” aggiornamento had been dissipated, the windows opened by Pope John XXIII slammed shut and the Church again filled with musty air. On the other hand many of my contemporaries are bemoaning the fact that “the council stole my church.” Both comments are sincere expressions from good people. So what is the answer? Where is Vatican II and has the church I grew up in been stolen?

Vatican II Where are You? Who stole my Church?

Recently a priest friend asked “Vatican II where are you?” He was expressing disappointment and frustration over his feelings that the bright promise that the council would bring about a “true” aggiornamento had been dissipated, the windows opened by Pope John XXIII slammed shut and the Church again filled with musty air. On the other hand many of my contemporaries are bemoaning the fact that “the council stole my church.” Both comments are sincere expressions from good people. So what is the answer? Where is Vatican II and has the church I grew up in been stolen?



January 1st - The Solemnity of Mary (Holy Day of Obligation)
On New Year's Day, the octave day of Christmas, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Holy Mother of God, which is a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics in the United States. Learn more about this Holy Day, as well as prayers honoring this first day of the new year and the mother of our Lord.

January 1st - The Solemnity of Mary (Holy Day of Obligation)

On New Year's Day, the octave day of Christmas, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Holy Mother of God, which is a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics in the United States. Learn more about this Holy Day, as well as prayers honoring this first day of the new year and the mother of our Lord.



Reporting Abuse: Support, Protection, And Prevention
The Diocese of Dallas ensures that our parishes and schools are safe environments for children and young people.


Safe Environment Compliance »

EthicsPoint Hotline - Report suspected Safe Environment, Financial, Human Resources, or Risk Management concerns.


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Reporting Abuse: Support, Protection, And Prevention

The Diocese of Dallas ensures that our parishes and schools are safe environments for children and young people. Situations involving abuse of minors must be reported to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at:
Phone: 1-800-252-5400
Online: http://www.txabusehotline.org

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