While hundreds of thousands of Catholics living in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston represent several culturally diverse ethnic and language groups from around the globe, they are allied in serving the Church and spreading the good news of Jesus Christ – within their own parishes and Archdiocesan-wide, especially when ministering to the Young Church.
At Mary Queen Catholic Church in Friendswood, their Sustainability Ministry is working in tandem with the parish offices and ministries to slow the tide of endless trash, raise awareness of recycling efforts and move parishioners to action by using sustainable and recyclable wares in the parish through events and campaigns.
Two year-old British toddler Alfie Evans died last Saturday following prolonged hospitalization for neurodegenerative disease. Evans became the focus of worldwide media attention after his doctors sought court approval to stop medical treatment (including artificial ventilation and food and water) against the wishes of Evans’ parents.
“A Church that doesn’t provoke any crises, a gospel that doesn’t unsettle, a word of God that doesn’t get under anyone’s skin, what gospel is that?” said Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero. “Very nice, pious considerations that don’t bother anyone may be the way many would like preaching to be. Those preachers who avoid every thorny matter so as not to be harassed or have conflicts and difficulties do not light up the world they live in.”
In his message of hope and faith for the opening and dedication of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Downtown, Pope Benedict XVI said he prayed the new Co-Cathedral would be “a sanctuary where almighty God is glorified in his majesty, a center of ecclesial life where the beauty and richness of the Catholic faith proclaimed with power, and a place where the faithful and spiritually nourished, to fulfill their mission as joyful witnesses to the Gospel.”
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