In view of the CDC, State of Texas and Diocese of Victoria COVID-19 health and safety guidelines intended to protect health and safety, a series of recommendations for all those who visit and work at Featherock Conference Center has been put in place until further notice. In additon all attendees will be required to sign a release waiver.
Canavox has announced a new video series by Ana Samuel, Ph.D. titled Helping our Children Navigate Gender Ideology. The videos are geared toward parents and other caretakers. Each video presents case scenarios broken down by age group (links below) for Elementary, Middle, and High School Years. In the case studies, Dr. Samuel offers ideas for how to articulate to your children about the beauty of their sexuality and encourage them to apply the wisdom from home in the situations they find themselves in at school and with friends outside of the classroom.
Pope Francis has added three invocations to the Litany of Loreto, said by many Catholics as part of the Rosary. The new litany is available as a web page or as a pdf file.
Number of COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals in the vertical axis, versus the date from April to June 26 in the horizontal axis (Data from https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com).
Given the significant increase of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Texas and Harris County (see graph above), following recommendations from local authorities, and evaluating June attendance trends, recollections in the Houston area will be reverting to online-only until further notice. After what we all have gone through in the last few months, this is a very difficult decision to make. However, given the data, it does not seem to be much of a choice at this time.
As the feastday of St Josemaria approaches, one way to experience his cheerful love of God and people might be to watch a recording of one of the many gatherings he had with members of Opus Dei and others in Spain and Latin America in the early 1970’s. These get-togethers have been digitally conserved and remastered, and are being made available by Beta Films (https://opusdei.org/en-us/article/saint-josemaria-remastered-betafilmsplay/).