Our Catholic Family: Pablo H. Villescas
By ROSE YBARRAThe Valley Catholic
SAN JUAN — MSgt. Pablo H. Villescas was serving with the Army Reserve in Afghanistan when that country held its first-ever free, direct elections in 2004.
Humanitarian outreach continues for immigrants
McALLEN — “My family and I were on the wrong side of the political fence,” said Rita of Honduras in Spanish. Her last name has been omitted for her safety. “We received death threats, we were detained by the police for absolutely no reason.
Clergy says gaming parlors affecting our churches
STARR COUNTY — “I am sorry they are here in our county,” said Deacon R.C. Salinas of Sacred Heart Parish in Escobares. “I don’t think they are doing anybody any good.”
Sister Marcella Ewers, Sister Sheila Carney leaving Juan Diego Academy with first graduating class
MISSION — In August 2011, a freshman class of 19 students made up the entire student body of the brand new Juan Diego Academy, a Catholic regional high school in Mission.
Interfaith Field Day brings families together from different faiths
By BRENDA NETTLES RIOJASThe Valley Catholic
McALLEN — Prayers to God in Yiddish, Arabic, English and Spanish blended with the laughter of children from Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Jewish faith traditions who participated in a variety of games and activities during an Interfaith Field Day on May 17 at Fireman’s Park in McAllen.
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