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Longtime parishioners at Our Lady of Victory in Beeville, Nick and Oralia Cardenas dedicated 24 years of their lives serving the prisoners at four different detention centers (Garza East, Garza West, McConnell and the trusty camp) in Beeville. Rebecca Esparza for South Texas Catholic

PUBLISHER Bishop Michael Mulvey, STL DD MANAGING EDITOR Mary Cottingham THEOLOGICAL CONSULTANT Ben Nguyen, JD/JCL. OFFICE MANAGER Adel Rivera CORRESPONDENTS Luisa Buttler, Rebecca Esparza, Jessica Morrison, Omar Becerra, Dayna Worchel, Gloria Romero (translator)

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Angel Montana, the pastor of Sacred Heart Church, unveils the new historical 25 Father marker honoring the late Antonio E. Garcia outside the church on April 29. Pictured with him are Garcia’s daughters, Ana Davis (left) and Rose Garcia (right). Dr. Carey Rote (center, right) presented the research and she along with other members of the Nueces County, Historical Commission decided where the marker would be placed.


4 Fathers play important role in child’s


Mary Cottingham, South Texas Catholic

NEWS FROM THE DIOCESE 18 Sons of the diocese to be ordained deacons

VOCATIONS VIDA CATÓLICA 5 Sacred 27 Heart of Jesus, I trust in you La Mujer: Corazón de la Iglesia BRIEFS 9 InNEWS Memoriam:

Father Charles Doherty and Sister Mary Lucy Garcia, IWBS

NATIONAL 31 New US immigration policy violates ‘sanctity of the family,’ critic says

VATICAN CATHOLIC EDUCATION 33 12 Valedictorians and Salutatorians of Pope Francis: Youth are lost in a ‘vir2018 excited for bright futures

tual world’, instead of reality

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June 2018 - Vol.53 No.6  

In our June issue, we feature Nick and Oralia Cardenas, longtime parishioners from Our Lady of Victory in Beeville, who have dedicated 24 ye...

June 2018 - Vol.53 No.6  

In our June issue, we feature Nick and Oralia Cardenas, longtime parishioners from Our Lady of Victory in Beeville, who have dedicated 24 ye...

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