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How the Catholic Church is fighting loan sharks in Texas

DALLAS (CNA/EWTN News) -- Lenders charging exorbitant rates on payday loans in  Arlington, Texas have a new force to contend with in their fight against regulation: the  bishops of the Catholic Church.

Matt Maher to perform charity concert at St. Mary's in Windthorst

WINDTHORST -- Dusty Sternadel, a lifetime resident of Windthorst, said she, her husband Brandon, and the Windthorst Community Center Board hope that having Catholic contemporary Christian recording artist Matt Maher perform at St. Mary’s Parish Hall and Gym in Windthorst will help them raise money to build the first-ever Windthorst Community Center.

Texas' First Lady to give keynote at Bishop's Respect Life Gala

Cecilia Abbott is the first Mexican-American to become First Lady of Texas, but there's another designation she celebrates more. "Of all the titles we have held, the ones that matter the most are ‘mom’ and ‘dad,’” says the San Antonio native. “Our lives were blessed, and forever changed, the moment Greg and I held our daughter the day she was born.”