The Texas Catholic Herald

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

October 9, 2018

Panel explores effects, causes of immigration issues

When Edrina Villagomez’s parents came to the U.S. illegally, they achieved the dream of her grandfather: to come to ‘El Norte,’ the North, and live and work in the U.S. A senior international studies major, Villagomez understands and lives the sacrifices her family had to make in order to bring that dream to reality.

October 9, 2018

Angela House: A safe community of hope, healing for women after incarceration

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice estimates that each year approximately 25 percent of the 11,000 women released from its prisons, and state and country jail systems, return to the Houston area. Traditionally, a limited number of resources has been available to help these women successfully transition back into society after incarceration.

September 25, 2018

Sept. 29 Liturgy honors law enforcement officers, personnel

Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz will preside the annual Blue Mass honoring all law enforcement, criminal justice personnel, support staff and their families

September 25, 2018

NGUYEN: New catechetical year signals starts season of blessings

Around this time of the year every parish, big and small, is starting a new season by planting a spiritual field of seeds which, with great care, will yield a rich harvest of faith in the hearts of the faithful, especially the young. This is the season of blessings. What a prospect to witness many laborers in God’s vineyard tirelessly tilling the ground, preparing the seeds and faithfully nurturing the parishioners’ spiritual growth throughout the year!

September 25, 2018

In His Light: See that you do not despise one of these little ones

One would affirm the belief with the power and grace of the Blessed Trinity guiding Holy Mother the Church that we would be safe from all harm, division and scandal in spite of our human deformities. However, once again we are finding ourselves submerged in a turbulent sea of embarrassment, calamity and tribulation.

September 25, 2018

A Survivor’s story: ‘I weep, but I stay and I serve’

Make no mistake about it, not only is this a moral failure on the part of those priests and bishops involved, it is a criminal act. I weep. I weep for the children, adolescents and for their families and loved ones. I weep knowing of the lifelong physical and psychological scars frequently caused by abuse. As a survivor myself I bear those scars.

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.

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