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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

September 25, 2018

Archdiocesan Oct. 14 jubilee celebration honors clergy, religious anniversaries

Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza will offer Mass at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, located at 9900 Stella Link Rd. in Houston, in honor of clergy and religious who are 2018 jubilarians within the Archdiocese.

September 25, 2018

Forming the “Face of Christ the Servant” through the Permanent Diaconate

To serve the local Church within the vast geographical boundaries of the Archdiocese, the need to form more men who are called to be the face of Christ through the ministry of the Permanent Diaconate is even greater.

September 25, 2018

Knights of Peter Claver call for action, focus on social justice issues affecting African Americans

The leader of the Knights of Peter Claver pledged to put words into action during his second term in office, having identified five social justice issues on which to focus.

September 25, 2018

‘Come Together’ over Steps for Students

One way the 60 Catholic schools of the Archdiocese come together is through the annual Steps for Steps 5K Walk/Run. In its 14th year, the race is set for Feb. 16, 2019.

September 25, 2018

End-of-life conference brings medical, spiritual questions for families to answer

The Palliative Care and Spirituality for Life conference, held Sept. 17 at the Houston Methodist Research Institute, was a joint project of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life, Houston Methodist, and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with participation by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

September 11, 2018

St. Philip the Apostle returns to home church sanctuary a year after Harvey

The 51 inches of rain had happened almost 52 weeks ago. Even so, Father Richard Barker vested himself just as he would for any other Mass. But this time, nearly a year after Hurricane Harvey decimated the Texas Gulf Coast, he and the parishioners of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Huffman could gather as a church community in their own church building.

September 11, 2018

Downward slide: Tending to the garden of the Sacraments

Watching plants and trees whither during our scorching Houston summers may be one of the saddest things I have to deal with during the summer.

September 11, 2018

Teens witnessing their faith through actions

At a time when statistics tell us many teens are falling away from their faith, we are blessed in our Archdiocese to see a young Church come alive through both parish life and our Catholic schools. The personal journey of faith for teens begins with an encounter, and that encounter leads to action.

September 11, 2018

Una lección sobre las vocaciones de mi propia cosecha

Mirar las plantas y los árboles en los arduos veranos de Houston es una de las cosas más tristes que tengo que soportar en esta época del año. Me da pena levantar las plantas muertas, las que una vez fueron bellas explosiones de color y que ahora son solo palos marrones. Como pequeños marcadores de tumbas que proclaman al mundo: “¡algo que una vez vivió aquí!”

September 11, 2018

Contra toda desesperanza, seguiré siendo Católico

“Y ellos se detuvieron, con el semblante triste.” (Lucas 24, 17b) Con esta actitud los encuentra Jesús cuando se aproxima a los caminantes de Emaús. ¿Te imaginas cómo se sentían? ¿Qué pasaba por su mente viendo que todo aparentemente había terminado?

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