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VOL. 47 NO. 6 Publisher Most Rev. Wm. Michael Mulvey, STL DD

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Class of 2012 Catholic High Schools in the Diocese of Corpus Christi hold baccalaureate services to close school year.

Pictured on the cover, from left, are Valedictorians Matthew Matl (IWA) and Shelby Hathorn (JPII); Salutatorians Julia Baker (IWA) and Alexis Ybanez (JPII).

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Calendar Items

Our Lady of Guadalupe in Alice is on fire with priest who leads them to see God in “the ordinary, in the everyday life.”

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Father Julian leads through g his actions

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Bishop Ledvina

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Cathedra

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True Radiance

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New Deacon

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‘The great builder’

The chair of the teacher

Father shares lessons Based on Catholic teaching

Modest fashions bring out true beauty in young ladies

Becerra takes next step to priesthood

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Fortnight for freedom

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Rural Mass

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Catholics and Jews

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Our first liberty

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Powerlessness

Diocese joins national effort

Bishop blesses farmers, harvest

Holy See requires adherence to Second Vatican Council

U.S. bishops justify stand in fight for religious liberty

The hidden power of our suffering

JUNE 2012 | SOUTH TEX AS CATHOLIC

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