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Consulate General of Israel and Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Co-Host Photo Exhibit
The Houston-based Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest the United States and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston are formally marking the opening of an exclusive photo exhibit of His Holiness Pope Francis visiting Israel.

700 women to be honored by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
For the past year, 700 low-income immigrant women have been learning to become self-sufficient and develop skills that will improve their lives and the lives of their families. These women are participants in a three-year program called the Association for Comprehensive Enhancement of the Family (AMSIF).

On Thursday, May 14, they will be recognized for completing the first year of the program when Daniel Cardinal DiNardo and Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz preside at a Mass and awards ceremony in their honor. The Mass and ceremony will take place at the Catholic Charismatic Center, 1949 Cullen Blvd. in Houston at 10 a.m.

Father Brendan Cahill of Galveston-Houston named new Bishop of Victoria
Pope Francis named Father Brendan Cahill of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Victoria, Texas. Since 2010, Bishop-elect Cahill had been serving as the Director of Clergy Formation and Chaplaincy Services and Vicar for Clergy for the Archdiocese when the announcement was made by the Vatican, April 23.

Adult Confirmations:1,100 to be sealed with gift of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost
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Mass Remembering Archbishop Oscar Romero
A Mass commemorating the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero will be held on Saturday, May 23 at St. Joseph ... Read More

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Franciscan sister preaches gospel of life, creation at UST
It was a sight that stopped her in her tracks. While the brilliant rainbow of colors shimmered and danced across the northern Norwegian sky above her eyes, all she could do was silently sit in wonder and awe, and then open the Bible. Read More
Affirming lives through clergy support in retirement years
HOUSTON ó As the Catholic Church continues to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, proclaimed by Pope Francis last November, this provides an opportunity to honor and respect those who have received Holy Orders and are configured to Christ through the special grace of the Holy Spirit. This includes priests who have reached retirement age and if not helped, could face an uncertain future since many donít have 401Ks, pensions or Social Security to support them. Read More
God calls us to support and advocate for others
Those of us living on the Gulf coast will feel blessed in this month of May if we experience a few more fleeting days of pleasant weather, prior to the arrival of the intense and prolonged heat of summer we know all too well. Such days can be a perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. Read More

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