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Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston devote two weeks to promote and protect religious freedom

As our nation prepares to celebrate its freedom and the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, Catholics in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and across the country are urged to participate in the third annual Fortnight for Freedom, June 21 to July 4, 2014. This year’s theme is “Freedom to Serve.”


Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to welcome three new priests
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014, Catholics throughout the Houston-Galveston area will welcome three new priests when Daniel Cardinal DiNardo ordains Richard Hinkley, Jesus Jesse Garcia and Oscar Dubon-Romero at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway in downtown Houston.

300 women to be honored by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
For the past year, 300 low-income immigrant women have been learning to become self-sufficient, and learning to improve their lives and the lives of their families. They are participants in a three-year program called the Association for Comprehensive Enhancement of the Family (AMSIF). On Thursday, May 29, they will be recognized for completing the first year of the program when Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz presides at a Mass and awards ceremony in their honor. The Mass and ceremony will take place at Warren Chapel, St. Dominic Center, 2403 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, at 10:30 a.m.

National NFP Awareness Week - July 20-26
Celebrate and reverence God's vision of human sexuality. Discover Natural Family Planning. Read More

Extra! Extra! In this week's Texas Catholic Herald
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Black bag collection this weekend!
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Remaining ‘culturally deaf’ to hear the word of God
For the past 40 years, St. Dominic’s Deaf Center in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has focused on spreading God’s message and love by remaining “culturally deaf,” where languages, customs and traditions that are appropriate for the deaf and hard of hearing community are included in all celebrations.
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Three seminarians ordained to priesthood
After many years of discernment, prayer and faith formation, three seminarians from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston were ordained into the priesthood on June 7. Read More
Fortnight for Freedom: Holding onto religious liberty
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has once again dedicated the 14 days from June 21 to July 4 as the Fortnight for Freedom — a time of prayer and taking action for the preservation of religious freedom.
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