Knights of Columbus Make Significant Charitable Contributions in the Diocese of Tyler

By Lindsey McMillan – The Knights of Columbus representing the Diocese of Tyler have had an active charitable presence within Catholic communities across East Texas. With thirty councils and 2,600 members, the Knights have set goals and surpassed them each year in their quest to meet the needs of the diocese. Since 1988, the Knights have contributed over $500,000 in charitable donations to the Diocese of Tyler.

You Too Go Into My Vineyard: Meet Newly Ordained Fr. Martin Ahiaba

“If you are walking along the street and find a crumpled one-hundred-dollar bill in the gutter, will you go in there and pick it up?” Fr. Ahiaba asked. “…Yes! Because of the value. That is how the human soul is before God. Wherever you are trashed or dumped, he comes down there and picks you up. That is the approach that I see. That you have value. Their life is created in the image and likeness of God. Of course, we do not say that what they did is good; they did not steal candy to get into prison. Some are the most dangerous people in Texas, but still, they have value.”

Icon Writing Workshop Comes to East Texas

By Teresa Darby
Iconography is the art of writing icons. It is proper to say that the icons are written rather than painted, meaning that there is a certain language being used in the creation of an icon. As with any language, the language of Iconography has its own rules and requires study and understanding. The discipline of exploring the symbolic meaning of this language is called Iconology.

Parish Serves Poor in a Time of Great Need

“It’s the community,” he said. “We’re all brothers and sisters here. It’s getting to know the other volunteers. We call each other and check in on each other.” Not only are the volunteers of the SMM Food Pantry being witnesses of Christ’s love for the poor in their community, they are also serving each other.

Interview With Tyler Native, Shawn Carney, Founder of 40 Days for Life

When asked what gets him out of bed each morning to continue the pro-life effort even after fifteen years, Shawn said that it is because of the value of human life. “I think it’s the sense of urgency that comes with every abortion. Every single abortion ends an innocent human being. And no matter how long I have done this, I have never felt burnt out from the root of what we are fighting for. If I didn’t do this work, this thought would consume me.”