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June 11, 2019

KARASZEWSKI: Christus Vivit -- Was it written for me?

Christus Vivit!, or Christ is Alive! is the post-Synodal apostolic exhortation written by Pope Francis to youth and young adults and the entire people of God as a result of a three-year process of listening to young people around the globe.

June 11, 2019

GARCIA-LUENSE: The meaning of the Most Holy Trinity

As the annual observance of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity approaches on June 16 this year, I find myself again reflecting on what the Catechism calls “the central mystery of Christian faith and life” (no. 234). It is not just an esoteric theological definition of interest only to academic elites, but influences our daily faith and lived spirituality.

June 11, 2019

Catholics called to action in June for religious freedom

Catholics across the country are encouraged to participate in “Religious Freedom Week 2019: Strength in Hope” June 22 to 29.

May 28, 2019

Pursuing a life in service of the faith: Seven new Archdiocesan priests to be ordained in June

Transitional Deacons Jose Rodrigo Alonso Gonzalez, Ricardo Arriola Gonzalez, Justin Michael Cormie, David Michael Moses, Kingsley Nwoko, Ryan Andrew Stawaisz and “Vincent” Thinh Trân will be ordained at a Mass at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on June 1.

May 28, 2019

Bishop Sheltz: Newly ordained transitional deacons called to be ‘great witnesses of His love in service’

The Ordination of Transitional Deacons, held Saturday, May 18 at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, brought three men to the next step in their journey to the priesthood. Mark Andrew Hebert, Thuc Huu Nguyen and Eduardo Ivan Rivera, CSB, were ordained to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate through the imposition of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz.

May 28, 2019

Faithful rally after storms flood St. Martha School

St. Martha Catholic School in Kingwood was impacted by major flooding after heavy rains pushed two to four inches of rain into the school buildings when at least 10 inches of rain fell May 7. Water from nearby Ben’s Branch flooded the playground, school and parish campus with 10 inches of rain. Photo by James Ramos/Herald.

May 28, 2019

Seminar guides seniors to modify homes as they age

The Office of Aging Ministry helped organize a seminar for seniors, with the first held May 15 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church. About 100 attendees from more than 15 different churches participated.

May 28, 2019

San José Clinic honors volunteer health providers at 12th annual Art With Heart

San José Clinic, a 97-year-old health clinic for the underserved in the Houston metropolitan area, recently held their 12th annual Art with Heart fundraising event at the Bayou City Ballroom in downtown Houston. The May 2 event honored the clinic’s volunteer dental and medical providers, represented by James Lloyd, D.D.S. and Mary Neal, M.D., with the Portrait of Compassion Award.

May 28, 2019

Through the lens of prayer, deacons are formed for a lifetime of service, ministry

Forming men who serve Christ and the Church in ordained ministry as a permanent deacon requires looking through the lens of prayer. Whether a man is currently in formation, recently ordained, or has been ordained for half his lifetime. One of 60 ministries supported by the Diocesan Services Fund (DSF), the Office of the Permanent Diaconate benefits greatly through the generous contributions of the faithful.

May 28, 2019

With an eye on Tokyo 2020, world record sprinter Boling puts national spotlight on Houston's Strake Jesuit

Faith keeps Strake Jesuit’s Matthew Boling humble even with newfound sprinting fame

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