Rooted in culture, united in faith

GARLAND — The word “catholic” literally means universal, as in universal Church, and that concept has been rooted in the Church from its earliest days.

On June 8, the universality of the Church in Dallas was on full display with the inaugural Diocese of Dallas Multicultural Celebration, “Unity in Diversity,” a celebration of the richness of the diocese’s diverse cultures.

“Our diocese is a very diverse diocese,” said Helen Ta, diocesan director of intercultural ministries, who coordinated the event as an initiative of the Diocese of Dallas Ministries Office. “With this multicultural celebration, we have all these different communities coming together to share their cultures, their food, their languages — all as one Church, celebrating Unity in Diversity.”