Pope releases Vatican reform, gives weight to fighting abuse
Pope Francis released his long-awaited reform program of the Holy See bureaucracy on Saturday that envisages greater decision-making roles for the laity and gives new institutional weight to efforts to fight clerical sex abuse. Francis was elected pope in 2013 in large part on his promise to reform the bulky and inefficient Vatican bureaucracy, which acts as the organ of central governance for the 1.3-billion strong Catholic Church. The document was released Saturday, the ninth anniversary of Francis’ installation as pope and the feast of St. Joseph, an important figure to Francis’ ministry.news.yahoo.com
Faith-based organizations prepare to serve possible influx of unaccompanied migrant minors
SAN ANTONIO – Local faith-based organizations are working hard to educate themselves on how to best serve a possible influx of unaccompanied migrant minors in the city. “It is not as easy as setting up a temporary shelter or a migrant shelter,” Rogers said. “We need to change the way we speak about immigration and that comes from me listening to the migrant community, people of color, Latinx,” Rogers said. Most of all, he said that the conversation surrounding immigration needs to change for any plan to work successfully. AdAlso on KSAT:JBSA-Lackland, Fort Bliss will be used to house unaccompanied migrant children, Pentagon saysHuman smuggling cases on the rise in Uvalde, law enforcement saysFreeman Coliseum may house migrant children if agreement is reached with federal government, Bexar County judge says
Family cancels pilgrimage after third brother dies of coronavirus: ‘We just pray that we get the strength to keep going day by day’
“We definitely stand strong with our faith and knowing that God has a plan for us,” she said. “We just pray that we get the strength to keep going day by day.”chicagotribune.com
Family mourning two loved ones killed in south Bexar County crash
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio family is dealing with the loss of two family members involved in a fatal crash in South Bexar County on Nov. 18. Nunez-Chavez said the family knew something was wrong when the two women didn’t answer their phones. That A and C, you could see clearly all the way up.”Nunez-Chavez said she is devastated her sister, Amanda, is gone. “We always knew if we needed someone to talk to or guide us, we could turn to Amanda,” Nunez-Chavez said. The family said that though Thanksgiving will never be the same, they are a peace knowing their loved ones are in a better place.
What’s Up South Texas!: Blind man serves community with lawn, construction services
“I don’t like being inside of a building, you know,” Gomez said. “Maybe it is because of my belief in God,” Gomez said. I heard about him and thought I knew about him, but I didn’t know anything. I am not going to be stuck in no damn ocean out there in a light house!’ I didn’t know what they were talking about,” he laughed. I am blind, but I won’t let it stop me in anyway.”Read also:What’s Up South Texas!
What’s Up South Texas!: Disabled woman serves homeless, shares faith through custom-made crosses
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio woman is not letting her disability stop her passion for helping the homeless and is making crosses to share her faith. I need to pray over her.’ I fell into a dream and God told me ‘I can’t let you go, Doris. I don’t think, if I didn’t have my crosses in my life, I would be happy.”She said taking care of her husband is no easy task. I told God ‘Don’t take him. “I don’t think people deserve to be out in the street,” Laque said.