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Who Is Your Neighbor?

In St. Luke's Gospel, a lawyer asks Jesus to define a neighbor.  The lawyer was trying to get Jesus to limit the number of people he needed to love.  Jesus turns the tables by not really defining a neighbor, but rather to consider neighborly activity.  A neighbor is not always someone who lives right next to you, across the street from you or a couple of streets over from you.  Jesus tells the lawyer that a neighbor is someone who receives compassion and care from the acts of others. 

  • When you donate to St. Vincent de Paul, that is for your neighbors.
  • When you give a bottle of cold water to someone waiting at bus stop, that is for your neighbor.
  • When you place your pocket change or open your wallet for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle, that is for your neighbors.

It does not take a lawyer, a rocket scientist, or even a biologist to define a neighbor. 

Knights of Columbus Scholarship Winners

The Knights of Columbus Council 8145 are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Lee Gonzales Memorial Scholarships.  

Emanuel Landinos First Year College Student Northwest Vista College
Aryatne Fuentes First Year College Student Northwest Vista College
Sophia Gomez John Jay High School Senior Palo Alto College
David Aquino Southwest High School Senior San Antonio College
Esperanza Barrientes John Jay High School Senior University of The Incarnate Word

These young adults will be recognized at the 12:00 pm mass, Sunday June 26, 2022.  

SVPD

Our St. Vincent de Paul Conference is in dire need of good, clean and wearable shoes of all sizes, for children, men and women.  If you, your family members or your neighors have shoes that are no longer needed, but still have a lot of good miles left on them, please consider dropping them off at the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays between 9:30 am and 11:30 am. 

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USCCB News

U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Shares Statement from Catholic Co-Chairman of National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue: “Catholics in the United States Stand in Solidarity with Our Muslim Neighbors”

WASHINGTON – Bishop David P. Talley of Memphis, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, has shared the statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago, Catholic co-chairman of the National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue.

Full text of Cardinal Cupich’s statement, “Catholics in the United States Stand in Solidarity with Our Muslim Neighbors,” follows:

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U.S. Bishops’ Migration Chairman Calls for Swift Passage of Afghan Adjustment Act

WASHINGTON - Earlier this week, the Afghan Adjustment Act (S. 4787/H.R. 8685) was introduced in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. If passed, this legislation would provide newly arrived Afghans with an opportunity to become lawful permanent residents in the United States, require the President to establish an Interagency Task Force on Afghan Ally Strategy, and increase support for those who assisted the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.

Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, sent a letter to Congress endorsing the Afghan Adjustment Act and urging both chambers to pass it without delay, stating:

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U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for Domestic Justice and Human Development Welcomes Legislation on Environment, Drug Prices

WASHINGTON - On Sunday, the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act. Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, previously wrote to Congress in June regarding the moral issues at stake in addressing climate change, and again earlier this month welcoming various environmental and some health provisions in the Act. In response to the passage of the bill in the Senate, Archbishop Coakley issued the following statement:

“I am grateful to the Senate for their efforts to support the environment and lower drug prices through the Inflation Reduction Act. It is also prudent that this legislation contains revenue provisions to offset the investments when concerns around inflation and the economy are high. Climate change is a global challenge that requires courageous, long-term action from Congress, and I am grateful for the many substantial climate provisions that bring the United States closer to honoring its emissions reductions goals under the Paris Agreement, which Pope Francis has strongly encouraged us to meet. This is a meaningful effort to care for our common home. Provisions in this package will help to curb greenhouse gas emissions while seeking to safeguard the economy and give preference to the poor.

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Vatican News

Bishop Giorgio Bertin: famine situation in Somalia worsening

In an interview with Vatican News, the Apostolic Administrator of Mogadishu talks about the humanitarian emergency in Somalia facing its worst drought in 40 years. Since January 2021, the lack of rain has forced one million people in the Horn of Africa country to flee their lands. The Church is actively involved in humanitarian relief efforts to support the populations affected.

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New UNICEF initiative to help Ukrainian preschoolers

As the war wages on in Ukraine, UNICEF has launched a new mobile application for Ukrainian preschoolers that offers interactive games aimed at developing skills such as logic and creativity, in an effort to promote learning, play and distraction from the war.

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Sister Ibtisam: ‘Pope Francis gave life back to Church in Iraq’

Ibtisam Habib Gorgis, a Franciscan Missionary Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, born in Qaraqosh, Iraq, recounts her vocation and the impact of Pope Francis' Apostolic Visit in 2021.

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