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True holiness makes us disciples of Jesus and missionaries of his gospel.

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In the fifth chapter of the gospel according to Matthew, the Lord Jesus saw a great crowd gathering around him. He went up a mountain with his disciples and taught them, “You are the salt of the earth … You are the light of the World.” (Mt. 5:13-16) These beautiful metaphors were both inspirational and instructive about Christian living. They offer us a window into the universal call to holiness. To be holy is to be “the salt of the earth” and “the light of the world”.

- Diocesan News
La verdadera santidad nos hace discípulos de Jesús y misioneros de su evangelio.

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En el capítulo quinto del evangelio según san Mateo, el Señor Jesús vio una gran multitud reunida a su alrededor. Subió a una montaña con sus discípulos y les enseñó, “Ustedes son la sal de la tierra… Ustedes son la luz del mundo”. (Mateo 5:13-16) Estas hermosas metáforas fueron fuente de inspiración e ilustración para la vida cristiana. Nos ofrecen una ventana al llamado universal de la santidad. Ser santo es ser "la sal de la tierra" y "la luz del mundo".

- Nation-World
As we receive this result, we recall that God is the source of all justice, love, and mercy.

WASHINGTON – Following the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota today, Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, and Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development issued a statement.

The bishops’ full statement follows:

“Today, a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd. As we receive this result, we recall that God is the source of all justice, love, and mercy. The death of George Floyd highlighted and amplified the deep need to see the sacredness in all people, but especially those who have been historically oppressed. Whatever the stage of human life, it not only matters, it is sacred.

- Special Report
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

In his New Year’s letter to priests of the diocese, Bishop Jaime Soto again affirmed his commitment to caring for the victims of clergy sexual abuse and to atoning for the sins of the past. This atoning, Bishop Soto said, is a lifetime commitment, and is central to our responsibility as Catholics.

“I want to assure each of you personally that my focus remains steadfastly on the well-being of the victims of sexual abuse and the safety of all God’s people who put their trust in our parishes, schools and programs,” Bishop Soto said.

The following is a summary of how our diocese puts that responsibility into action.

- Diocesan News
True holiness makes us disciples of Jesus and missionaries of his gospel.

Para español, haga clic aquí.

In the fifth chapter of the gospel according to Matthew, the Lord Jesus saw a great crowd gathering around him. He went up a mountain with his disciples and taught them, “You are the salt of the earth … You are the light of the World.” (Mt. 5:13-16) These beautiful metaphors were both inspirational and instructive about Christian living. They offer us a window into the universal call to holiness. To be holy is to be “the salt of the earth” and “the light of the world”.

- Diocesan News
La verdadera santidad nos hace discípulos de Jesús y misioneros de su evangelio.

For English, click here.

En el capítulo quinto del evangelio según san Mateo, el Señor Jesús vio una gran multitud reunida a su alrededor. Subió a una montaña con sus discípulos y les enseñó, “Ustedes son la sal de la tierra… Ustedes son la luz del mundo”. (Mateo 5:13-16) Estas hermosas metáforas fueron fuente de inspiración e ilustración para la vida cristiana. Nos ofrecen una ventana al llamado universal de la santidad. Ser santo es ser "la sal de la tierra" y "la luz del mundo".

- Nation-World
As we receive this result, we recall that God is the source of all justice, love, and mercy.

WASHINGTON – Following the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota today, Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, and Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development issued a statement.

The bishops’ full statement follows:

“Today, a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd. As we receive this result, we recall that God is the source of all justice, love, and mercy. The death of George Floyd highlighted and amplified the deep need to see the sacredness in all people, but especially those who have been historically oppressed. Whatever the stage of human life, it not only matters, it is sacred.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

May 01, 2021 - Event

Deus Vocat Retreat (God is Calling). Please SAVE THE DATE for our upcoming Deus Vocat One-Day Retreat for girls ages 13 to 17 on Saturday, May 1, 2021. You may reserve a space for your daughter at www.scd.org/DeusVocat starting on March 1, 2021.


- Nation-World
Pope Francis will open the month of prayer on May 1, asking for Mary’s intercession.

- Nation-World
Saint Joseph suggests to us three key words for each individual’s vocation.

- Announcement
Bishop Soto and deacons throughout the diocese will provide opportunities to pray and reflect on the Seven Sorrows and Seven Joys of Saint Joseph.

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