The Texas Catholic Herald

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

February 10, 2015

Consecrated life begins for new permanent deacons

From all walks of life, 31 men share a common bond in faith and willingness to serve the Archdiocese. On Jan. 31, they were ordained as permanent deacons at a ceremony presided by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, along with Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz and Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza.

February 10, 2015

The Cardinal’s Circle helps Catholic schools develop future disciples

Thanks to The Cardinal’s Circle for Excellence in the Inner City Catholic Schools, Tim and Roxann Neumann have seen their commitment to Catholic school education turn into action.

February 10, 2015

USCCB brings awareness workshop to Houston, a human trafficking hot spot

As a young girl growing up in Laredo on the border with Mexico, Zoe Martinez remembered hearing her family tell stories of acquaintances who were held against their will by employers, promised wages that were never paid and were threatened if they dared to leave or speak out.

February 10, 2015

Guadalupe Radio Network marks two-year anniversary

Remember the time when parents would relax on the couch while the kids laid on the floor to listen to their favorite radio program? In 2015, listeners of Guadalupe Radio Network (GRN), KSHJ 1430 AM, can still unwind to their favorite radio program — it just may be while sitting in traffic on U.S. 59 or during their lunch break on their earbuds. GRN will celebrate its two-year anniversary in a timeless medium that allows both Catholics and non-Catholics alike to hear the Good News.

January 27, 2015

TMO, Interfaith coalition discuss Presidential Executive Order

The Metropolitan Organization (TMO) and religious leaders of an interfaith coalition of the Houston area met Jan. 12 to respond to an executive order regarding Deferred Action for Parents of American and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).

January 27, 2015

YCL events invite community to ‘Come on in’

Opening a door with a smile is an international gesture of welcome. For the Year of Consecrated Life (YCL), religious in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston have opened the doors, the windows and the garage while saying proudly and loudly to the Houston community, "Come on in! We've been waiting for you to visit!"

January 27, 2015

Celebrating ‘Nostra Aetate’ with a ray of truth

Christian, Jew or Muslim, all are children of Abraham. While the religions worship differently, they worship the one God. Because they do, they know that God loves every soul, whether Hindu, Buddhist, Shinto or something else. “The Catholic Church rejects nothing of what is true and holy in these religions,” the Second Vatican Council said in 1965.

January 27, 2015

49th Annual DSF appeal begins

St. Paul, in his first letter to his friend, Timothy, talks about the need for good works. St. Paul is speaking directly to the "haves" — those who have riches and are called to share their gifts with the whole community, especially those in need.

January 27, 2015

Catholicism and cargo ships: Galveston port chaplain ministers to ocean-bound

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus calls St. Peter out of his fishing boat and onto the water in faith. For Karen Parsons, OFS, however, her vocation called her to step onto a boat. A massive cargo ship, that is.

January 13, 2015

Huntsville couple honored with special Vatican award

For 65 years of distinguished service and contributions to their parish, diocese, family, community and social justice, Dr. Charles Sr. and Marion Wagamon were awarded the prestigious papal Benemerenti medal by Pope Francis.

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