Always Our Children:
A Pastoral Message to Parents of Homosexual Children and Suggestions for Pastoral Ministers
Click here to read this message from the USCCB
"The purpose of this pastoral message is to reach out to parents trying to cope with the discovery of homosexuality in their adolescent or adult child."
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Theology on the Vine - Dec. 4, 2014
Is Gay OK? - The Catholic Church and the Homosexual
Theology on the Vine - Nov. 6, 2014
It means that, even though God's plan is that sexual intercourse occur only within marriage between a man and a woman, and that it is oriented towards the procreation in life, all homosexual persons have a right to be welcomed into the community, to hear the word of God, and to receive pastoral care.
The teachings of the Church make it clear that the fundamental human rights of homosexual persons must be defended and that all of us must strive to eliminate any forms of injustice, oppression, or violence against them. Much confusion and prejudice still remains about this subject in the Christian community.
This talk is meant to throw some much needed light into the midst of that confusion.
Celibacy and the Clergy - Thru the Eyes of a Married Priest
Theology on the Vine - Oct. 2, 2014
If not, when did this change. Weren’t some of the 12 Apostles married men?
At this Theology on the Vine gathering Fr. Scott Blick provides insights that help put this topic into perspective.
|Islamic Jihad, Christian Persecution and the Ethics of Defense
Theology on the Vine - Sept. 4, 2014
with Fr. Mario Arroyo
In this session of Theology on the Vine we strive to make sense out of the conditions that we see reflected in the violence and persecution that Christians and other minorities have been facing in the Middle East. Most recently the world focus has been on ISIS.
|Triple Trouble - in the Parish Hall
Theology on the Vine - June 5, 2014
You never know what to expect when “Triple Trouble” arrives in our Parish Hall. Meet our “Triple Trouble Trio”.
|Saint Pope John Paul II - A Saint of Our Times
Theology on the Vine - May 5, 2014
with Msgr. Jeffrey N. Steenson
Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter
Msgr. Jeffrey N. Steenson shares his personal reflections and insights on the impact of Pope John Paul II.
Fr. Mario, Pastor of St. Cyril Church, joined Msgr. Steenson
after his presentation for audience Q & A. - See more at: http://stcyrilhouston.org/index.cfm?load=page&page=462#sthash.foTyn4Y9.dpuf
Fr. Mario Arroyo joined Msgr. Steenson for the audience Q & A portion.
|Until Death Do Us Part
Marriage, Remarriage, Divorce, Annulment and Church Law
Theology on the Vine - April 3, 2014
with Anne Bryant, J.C.L.
Fr. Mario Arroyo's special guest, Anne Bryant, is a Canon Lawyer and Director of the Archdiocesan Metropolitan Tribunal.
Many people, whether they are married, single or divorced, have had questions about annulments, marriage and remarriage. This presentation with Anne Bryant and Fr. Mario Arroyo is an opportunity to learn more about these topics from a Catholic viewpoint.
|Ten Things to Know about Pope Francis
Theology on the Vine - March 6, 2014
with Msgr. James Anderson S.T.D.
Millions follow the Pope on social media. He was TIME’s Person of the Year in 2013. He has people around the world talking, listening and changing.
But what is the Pope's vision for the Church, his fundamental Gospel values and his message of simplicity.
| “Pester the Priests” - What's on your mind?
You have questions - they have answers. Watch them take on a wide ranges of questions from the audience that touched on many aspects of the faith. Along with the video we have provided a list of the questions and their time-stamp on the video.