November 24, 2015

Statement re. Bishop Elect Lopes

It is with great joy that the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston welcomes the selection of Msgr. Steven Lopes as the first Bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, by His Holiness Pope Francis. This Local Church is grateful to the Holy Father for his personal solicitude in providing a bishop for this relatively new Ordinariate.

November 14, 2015

Statement re. Paris Terror Attacks

My prayers are with the people of France following the horrific attacks in Paris. May our merciful Lord comfort those suffering during this tragic loss of life, and I ask the faithful of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to join Our Holy Father and people from all over the world in praying for the victims and their families.

October 16, 2015

Update from the Synod on the Family

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October 5, 2015

A Shepherd's Message - October 5, 2015

I am writing this column from Rome. The Synod of Bishops began on Sunday, October 4, with an Opening Mass in which all the Synod participants concelebrated with the Holy Father.

September 8, 2015

A Shepherd's Message - September 8, 2015

In a few weeks Pope Francis will make his first pilgrimage to the United States. It is not only his first visit as Successor of St. Peter but his first visit ever to the United States.

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