April 6, 2023

We are made luminous

In Holy Week and Easter, all the activity, preaching, healing, Good News, and miracles of Jesus are synthesized and intensified in Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection. Jesus was and is always for His Father and for us — this service, this servitude, has reached its climax. The hour comes, and He enters it with complete freedom. He beckons us to follow.

March 3, 2023

Cardinal DiNardo Issues Dispensation from the Obligation of Abstinence from Meat on Friday, March 17, 2023

This year, the Memorial of Saint Patrick falls on Friday, March 17. It is well known that Saint Patrick's Day is a day of friendly social celebration for many American Catholics. I, therefore, decree that on Friday, March 17, 2023, all Catholics of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, no matter where they may be, and all other Catholics present in the Archdiocese on that day, are, by my authority, dispensed from the obligation to abstain from meat.

February 23, 2023

Cardinal DiNardo joins mourners in praying for healing, forgiveness after LA ‘peacemaker’ bishop’s murder

Following the sudden and shocking murder of Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell in late February, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo sent a message from Houston and extended his “sincere condolences and sorrow” to Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez, as well as the clergy, religious and laity of the Archdiocese, and said “be assured of my closeness in prayer to you and the local Church of Los Angeles.”

February 14, 2023

A Shepherd's Message - Lent 2023

Each year Ash Wednesday and its resounding invitation to let the Lord raise us up begins a very serious season, a quarantine — a 40-day observance of renewal and penance to seek the Lord Jesus and to accompany Him in His action of salvation for us, His Passion, Death and Resurrection.

December 31, 2022

Statement on the Passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

It is with deep sadness and hope in the Resurrection that we mourn the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

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