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VOL. 53 NO. 10 PUBLISHER Bishop Michael Mulvey, STL DD MANAGING EDITOR Mary Cottingham MCottingham@diocesecc.org THEOLOGICAL CONSULTANT Ben Nguyen, JD/JCL. BNguyen@diocesecc.org OFFICE MANAGER/ASSOCIATE EDITOR Adel Rivera ARivera@diocesecc.org CORRESPONDENTS Omar Becerra, Jennifer Branson, Luisa Buttler, Rebecca Esparza, Corinna Longoria and Rachel Rodriguez TRANSLATOR Gloria Romero

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2018 National V Encuentro delegates for the Diocese of Corpus Christi are in the back row, from left Lindy Nawrocki, Jaime Reyna, Therese Recinella, Sister Teresa Diaz, PCI and Romelia Torres, In the front row, from left, are Enrique Zarate, Jr., Vanessa Zarate, Leah Nawrocki, Stephanie Gallegos, Carolina and Fred Garza.

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pilgrims and 25 Lourdes parishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in

Portland Rob, Kathy and Jenna Schultz prepare for the Eucharistic Procession in Lourdes France. They found true peace on their pilgrimage thanks to the help of North American Lourdes Volunteers.

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INSIDE FROM THE BISHOP NEWS FROM THE DIOCESE 4 MESSAGE Forming a Pastoral Plan is underway 13 New Marian Prayer Garden, for the diocese

a place of peace

NEWS BRIEFS 6 Official Assignment

PARISH LIFE 27 Parishioners find healing and compassion

7 So,VIEWPOINTS what is authority?

NATIONAL 29 Pilgrimage to Padre Pio relics

VOCATIONS 9 Sister Vimala Joseph, SABS

VATICAN 32 Pope Francis at canonization Mass

Celebrates 25 years

CATHOLIC EDUCATION 11 Angels enrich new Montessori building and rosary garden

at church-based support groups

OUR FAITH 35 Saints, who are they?

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November 2018 - Vol. 53 No.10  

In our November issue, we feature the Quinto Encuentro Team who represented the diocese at the National Convention, their experiences and th...

November 2018 - Vol. 53 No.10  

In our November issue, we feature the Quinto Encuentro Team who represented the diocese at the National Convention, their experiences and th...

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