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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

First Saturday of the Month Devotion for 2015 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Sponsored by THE LEGION OF MARY

Our Lady of Fatima Rosary - 13th of Each Month Sponsored by THE LEGION OF MARY & THE FATIMA GROUP at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

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Obituary for Pillsbury Doughboy (Heavenly Humor)

(Email received)

The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday in Minneapolis of a yeast infection and traumatic complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.

Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin.  Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch. The gravesite was piled high with flours.

Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded.

Born and bread in Minnesota, Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not regarded as a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes.  Despite being a little flaky at times, he still was a crusty old man and served as a positive roll model for millions.

Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough, three children:   John Dough, Jane Dough and Dosey Dough, plus they had one in the oven.  He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart.

The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 min.

May he rest in piece of heavenly pie.

If you smiled while reading this, please rise to the occasion and pass it on to someone having a crumby day and kneading a lift.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Exodus: Gods & Kings - Showing at Cinemark 8 in Del Rio, Texas

CHRISTIAN BALE & RIDLEY SCOTT, the star and director, respectively, of the new biblical epic, EXODUS: GODS & KINGS on their cinematic depiction of the story of Moses and his liberation of the Israelites from Egypt.


Recognizing that this movie is controversial and has received mixed reviews, information is provided not as an endorsement of this movie, but for individuals to make their own decision about whether to view it and decide for themselves as to its merit and value.  It is rated PG-13.

God Bless All Media Missionaries!

Quotes from Mother Angelica

Monday, December 8, 2014

December 7, 2014: Legion of Mary Promise by Seven (7) New Active Members

The Legion of Mary of the Del Rio Catholic Community and Spiritual Director Father Antonio O. Moreno welcome the Seven (7) New Active Members of The Legion of Mary 

1. Maria Rosales
2. Angela Martinez
3. Dr. Irma Montemayor
4. Carmen Gutierrez
5. Leticia Martinez
6. Maria Berny
7. Marisella Urueta

Quote by Mother Angelica

Saturday, December 6, 2014

David Kauffman's Movie: The One I Wrote For You

David Kauffman's Movie Premiere

Watch David Kauffman's movie trailer for “The One I Wrote For You”  

Pick a theater to go see this movie on December 5th, 6th, and 7th here:

David Kauffman has written dozens of songs.    
He created the "Going Forth” CD.   
He wrote Behold, Be Still and the Mass of Renewal – sung by millions of Catholics every Sunday. 

This is an awesome Family Film and if it does well in Texas Theaters, it can open in theaters across the world.

Friday, December 5, 2014

December 5, 2014: Del Rio News-Herald * Letter to the Editor * The Colossal Christmas Schism

Letter to the Editor,

The Colossal Christmas Schism

For nearly two thousand years there was only one Christmas, which started with the Birth of Jesus Christ in 1 AD; AD stands for Anno Domini, Latin for “In the Year of Our Lord”, because everything before that was BC, which stands for “Before Christ”.

Then toward the end of the 20th century in the United States of America, the once joyous Christian celebration became contentious and controversial with the culmination of the cultural declaration of the War on Christmas.

Cultural clashes and societal skirmishes were fought incessantly throughout the land, until finally the Colossal Christmas Schism occurred, which fractured into two separate and distinct camps; the adherents of traditional Christmas and the advocates of modern Xmas.

One side reveled in the merriment of a jolly old man named Santa Claus dressed in a red suit hollering “Ho, Ho, Ho!”  surrounded by elves in a whimsical Winter Wonderland at the North Pole; while the other side rejoiced in the Birth of a Baby Boy named Jesus Christ born of the Virgin Mary, who lay in a manger wrapped in swaddling clothes in the city of Bethlehem surrounded by angels singing “Holy, Holy, Holy!”.

The trend-setters entertained with a make-believe celebration filled with merchandise and merry-making; while the traditionalists engaged in a commemoration of Our Lord and Savior and His Miracles of joy to the world and peace on earth.

For modernists it was a holiday of magical, twinkling lights; for those honoring the Messiah this day was a Holy Day glorifying the Miraculous True Light of the World.

One side was concerned with gift -giving; the other side was committed to the Giver of All Gifts.

Holiday shoppers gleefully ravished all the bargains at the end of the year; Holy Day observers gratefully cherished all the blessings they had received throughout the year.

One side deliriously embraced the chaos and confusion of the Midnight Madness Sales; while the other side devoutly entered into the solemnity and reverence of celebrating Midnight Mass.

For the trendy crowd this was a fast-paced, panic-driven, hectic time of year; for the traditionalist congregations this was a feast day, prayerfully divine, holy time of year.

The modernists delightfully acknowledged that special time with the secular “Happy Holidays” or “Seasons Greetings”; while the traditionalists devoutly acclaimed Christ with the spiritual “Merry Christmas”.

Merry Christmas 2014 AD!
Marian Casillas, Ed.D.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

November 27, 2014:Del Rio News-Herald * Letter to the Editor * An Op-Ed Vignette

Letter to the Editor,

An Op-Ed Vignette

In the not so distant future: Cathi, a Catholic, and Evan, an Evangelical, are sitting in the campus cafeteria. 

Before they commence to eat, Cathi makes the Sign of the Cross; with her right hand fingertips she touches her forehead and says, “In the Name of the Father”, she moves her hand to her chest by her heart and says, “And of the Son”, then she moves her hand to her left shoulder and then to her right shoulder and says, “And of the Holy Spirit. Amen.” 

They are sitting across from each other and extend their arms across the table, holding hands they bow their heads.

Evan prays, “Lord, as we walk through this world may Your Love heal our hearts, may Your Grace light our minds, and may Your Mercy shelter our souls. We thank You for giving us these wonderful blessings.” and together they chime in “Amen.”

Just as they start to eat, Gotham, a Goth, suddenly appears and loudly protests, “You offend me with your ‘holier than thou attitude’. Both of you are disgusting and you make me sick.” Evan starts to get up from his chair, but Cathi motions for him to stay in his seat.

Cathi, at first is shocked, but she quickly regains her composure and asks Gotham if he would like to join them for lunch. Gotham stomps out of the cafeteria.

Campus security walks into the cafeteria and escorts Cathi and Evan to the University Security Office.

Cathi immediately tells Chief Capovilla that they do not want to press charges against Gotham.

The Chief gives them a quizzical glance and then authoritatively states, “Both of you are being charged with the offense of public display of religion, which is a campus “hate crime”. For now, both of you are suspended from this university until after the investigation and the decision is rendered. Please clear all of your possessions from this campus immediately.”

They are taken aback and shocked because they didn’t realize that it was a crime to publicly pray in the campus cafeteria. That is just what they always do; everywhere they are, before they eat their meals. They pray in their homes, at restaurants, at picnics, at parties; they don’t do it to offend anyone, they do it devoutly to praise and thank God for the food they are about to eat.

Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts . . . .
Marian Casillas, Ed.D.