Rocky Point Presentation and Blessing

A group of around 50 people gathered on Saturday, Feb 20, at the Rocky Point House in The Woodlands for a presentation about the activities to be held at the house recently rented. The Rocky Point House aims at helping families in their journey to create bright and cheerful homes, following the teachings of St. Josemaria. For the moment, the plan is to hold formational activities for adult and young men. The presentation was followed by a house blessing, and preceded by a pot-luck dinner. Some of the attendees wore masks due the current pandemic. Others did not, since they considered the risk minimal because they have been vaccinated or have had the disease.  For more information or to help, please call Mariano at 703-963-1453.

Personal Initiatives: High School Program in Austin

This school year,  “Season 2” of the Austin Summit Leadership program for high school men kicked off. The program offers the practical, intellectual and moral foundation to be a man of character. The Summit is a monthly seminar that helps young men see their high school years from the viewpoint of their entire life. It encourages them to develop now the skills and attitudes they will need for future life challenges. Through a combination of classes, career presentations, and one-on-one mentoring, it teaches them to be men of character who are ready for responsibility in: marriage and fatherhood, professional work, responsible citizenship, friendship with family, colleagues, neighbors, and God. The program is run by a group of dads led by Aaron Schuchart.

Personal Initiatives: Business Ethics Forum

The Business Ethics Forum  (BEF) is a group of peer executives working to develop and implement philosophically sound and actionable frameworks for ethical and effective business management. The timeless principle of the dignity of the human person and the values of truth, freedom, justice and charity provide the foundation of the BEF’s discussion outlines, case studies, management tools and consulting services. It is essential that within a business the legitimate pursuit of profit should be in harmony with respect for the dignity of the people involved in or affected by the business including employees, owners, customers, suppliers and society.

Personal Initiatives: Pacific Inspired Father-Son Clubs

Ashton has recently moved to Dallas from Southern California with his family. He has launched a Father-Son in the Dallas area following the same guidelines of the several he started in California. The club, intended for fathers with sons in 1-3 grades, meets once a month on Saturdays. The gathering usually takes place in a public location like public park. The activities includes two sports: kickball and soccer. In the first sport, kickball, sons and fathers play in opposite teams, and both enjoy the competition enormously.

Personal Initiatives: Helping Married Couples

Anna and Gerard Migeon are the founders of Natural Womanhood: an extensive online platform to introduce women and couples to natural family planning and comprehensive women's health in a non-religious and engaging way. It offers fact-based articles on the risks and side effects of hormonal birth control and the benefits of NFP. It also refers couples to sound resources, whether it's NFP training classes like Couple to Couple League, Billings, or Creighton, and to NaProTECHNOLOGY doctors if they struggle with infertility or other reproductive health dysfunctions. Natural Womanhood is a nonprofit 501c3. Since the launch, over 1.8 million individuals from all over the world have visited the website, and 1,000 readers visit it every day. Check it out at and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the founder and CEO if you have any questions.   

Leadership Camp Texas Days in San Antonio

Several fathers in San Antonio are organizing day camp events for fathers and their 1st through 8th grade sons. The first camp took place on October 17, 2020 at Phil Hardberger Park. The event was well received and widely considered a success. Fifty fathers and sons received virtue talks on responsibility, the boys heard a professional talk from a federal air marshal and played soccer, and the fathers and sons played a spirited game of capture the flag. The event also included the Holy Rosary, catechism class, confessions heard by Father Jay Alvarez, all rounded out with grilled hamburgers and hotdogs for lunch.  LCT Days SA served as nourishment for the body, mind, and soul! The next LCT Day in San Antonio is scheduled for January 16. For more information please visit:

Parenting With Purpose Lecture Series 2020-2021

Texas Family Enrichment is organizing a series of nine on-line lectures to help couples improve their parenting skills from the comfort of their home. For more information and to register, please visit their website

Personal Initiatives: Humano 4.0

Martha and William Colina have launched Humano 4.0, a digital space to show the richness of being Catholic. With a light and informal format, speakers share their experiences or expertise once a month through digital platforms. The purpose of Humano 4.0 is to show places, events or characters that bear witness to living the Catholic faith in the middle of the world.

Helping Youth through Virtue and Technology

In his first day as Prelate Monsignor Ocariz referred to three current priorities for Opus Dei: youth, family, and people in need. Partly inspired but those priorities, VIRTECH (Virtue and Technology), based in Houston, has been in the works for a few months. VIRTECH has been established as an independent non-profit foundation dedicated to assisting disadvantaged youth to succeed in their lives through organized educational programs in character formation uniquely combined with the professional use of new technologies with individual attention and participation of parents and guardians. For more information check this presentation or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Personal Initiatives: Club Forge

Angelo Directo with other dads, friends and volunteers have put together Club Forge. The initiative is an adventure and character-building club for boys in grades 3 through 5 and their dads. It aims to imbue the boys with a desire to be men of virtue and to give them some of the tools they need to reach that goal. It meets on the third Sunday of the month at 3 PM at Westcott Study Center in Houston.