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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

October 22, 2019

Mother church of Texas, Mary statue begins months-long restoration effort

The Blessed Virgin Mary might have the best views of all Galveston Island, sunrise or sunset. But for now, the statue of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, has been temporarily removed from atop the historic St. Mary Cathedral Basilica as both the statue and church receive facelifts.

October 22, 2019

Archbishop Fiorenza, Prejean honored as leaders of movements to end capital punishment

Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza was among the three honorees at the ceremony hosted by the Catholic Mobilizing Network on the World Day Against the Death Penalty, Oct. 10, at the Vatican Embassy in Washington. Other honorees were Karen Clifton, founder of the network, and Sister Helen Prejean, a sister of St. Joseph of Medaille who is a longtime opponent of capital punishment.

October 22, 2019

Camp Kappe reveals the love of Christ through God’s creation and STREAM

Since 1981, Camp Kappe Youth Retreat Facility has offered youth and young adults in parishes and parochial schools in the Archdiocese opportunities to attend youth retreats, summer camps and spiritual-growth programs operated by the Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization.

October 22, 2019

Five new saints show the importance of mission

The missionary spirit of the Catholic Church was celebrated during the month of October in the Archdiocese, as well as in Rome. These events highlighted the Extraordinary Month of Mission that Pope Francis asked all dioceses to participate in through prayer, education and acts of charity.

October 22, 2019

STREAM Synergy initiative sharpens curriculum with a focus on faith

At an Oct. 14 Catholic Schools in-service, the Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Office announced its new STREAM Synergy initiative to all faculty and staff members of Catholic school communities.

October 22, 2019

New St. Faustina film in Houston one-night-only Oct. 28

At least 17 theaters in Galveston-Houston will host a one-night-only showing Oct. 28 of a new film on the life of St. Faustina Kowalski, the Polish nun whose visions of Jesus led to the Divine Mercy devotion, alongside about 683 screens across the U.S.

October 22, 2019

Parishes mark major 50-year, 20-year milestones

Three parishes in the Archdiocese marked major milestone anniversaries

October 22, 2019

‘Every person has a vocation’: Archdiocese to focus on young people, celebrate vocations

Vocations Office to visit college campuses during National Vocations Awareness Week

October 22, 2019

COLBERT: Scout’s Honor and Spirituality - Elements of youth ministry

Scouting can be a vibrant addition to youth ministry efforts at any parish. Whether it’s Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Troops of St. George, American Heritage Girls, or any number of other Scouting options available today — when a Catholic parish sponsors them, they are enhanced by religious emblems programs, celebration of the Eucharist, leadership and discipleship training.

October 22, 2019

WHITE: A Seminarian's Perspective - Why attend seminary in Rome?

It seems obvious why a seminarian would want to study theology in Rome, right? At least that is what I thought when I accepted the invitation to continue my seminary formation at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.

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