March 20, 2016

A Shepherd's Message - March 22, 2016

We have arrived at Holy Week, the Great Week of 2016. Lenten journeys are reaching their completion. For catechumens it will be the moment of Baptism and Confirmation.

March 8, 2016

A Shepherd's Message - March 8, 2016

The oldest international collection for the Catholic Church is the Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land; it is the only offering that the Holy Father asks of Catholics worldwide on one given day. This offering dates back hundreds of years.

February 16, 2016

A Shepherd's Message - Feb. 23, 2016

I am writing this column a week before you receive the Texas Catholic Herald. As this time, the Holy Father has already come to Mexico to begin his pilgrimage of faith to that important country, a place dear to the many parishioners in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston who are from Mexico.

February 9, 2016

A Shepherd's Message - Feb. 9, 2016

The Season of Lent arrives early in 2016. Ash Wednesday is February 10. Easter Sunday is March 27. Because this is the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has placed very special emphasis on the celebration of the forty days leading to Easter.

January 26, 2016

A Shepherd's Message - Jan. 26, 2016

This past December, our Holy Father inaugurated the Year of Mercy, a Jubilee Year for which there are many dimensions. There are re-discoveries of the face of God, a face turned towards all humanity in Jesus Christ, a face of mercy and faithfulness.

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