Oct 23, 2018

Family celebrates triple vocation blessings of a bishop, priest and seminarian

Triple blessings are upon a Houston-based family celebrating a bishop, a priest and a seminarian among their members. Bishop Oscar Cantú, about to turn 52, was recently welcomed as coadjutor bishop of San José, California. His family traveled to witness his installation, including his nephews Father Nicolas Ramirez and Jacob Ramirez, a seminarian studying at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston.

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Oct 23, 2018

Archdiocesan celebration, Serra club honor clergy, religious

Two celebrations honor clergy and men and women religious for their years of service, dedication

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Oct 23, 2018

Adoption, foster care options for those with love to spare

David Scotton, a 24-year-old law school student in Louisiana, recently met his biological mother, who decided at the last minute while at an abortion clinic not to take his life. He was among a panel of speakers on adoption and foster care Oct. 12 hosted by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church’s Monsignor Jamail Family Center.

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Oct 23, 2018

5 Minutes with Father Richard McNeillie

Newly appointed director of the Office of Vocations, Father Richard McNeillie shares about his upbringing and journey to the priesthood and his current ministry in helping others discern their own vocation.

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Oct 23, 2018

Collaboration with parishes helps foster lifelong vocations

With a vision for every person in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to prayerfully discern and joyfully discover their vocation, the Office of Vocations has found that collaboration with individual parishes is the most effective at fostering lifelong vocations.

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Oct 23, 2018

Cardinal DiNardo: Call to follow Jesus includes call to embrace the cross

Cardinal DiNardo addresses entire Synod of Bishops

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Oct 23, 2018

Missions: Helping the poorest of the poor rebuild

Hurricane Harvey hit Southeast Texas a year ago, breaking all-time U.S. rain records and damaging 135,000 homes in the Houston area. Following the flooding associated with the hurricane, many parishes in the Archdiocese organized teams that “mucked out” homes.

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Oct 23, 2018

MCNEILLIE: Trusting in God during the hardest of times

The “Rich Young Man” (Mk 10:17-30) is one of my favorite parables about vocations. In it, Jesus calls this young, righteous, Jewish man to follow Him, but the young man agonizes over Jesus’ additional request: “go, sell what you have, and give to the poor.” While most of us, who are reading Jesus’ challenging words, recognize the young man’s struggle with attachment to possessions, we miss his struggle with faith.

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