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October 8, 2019

‘Washed away’: Imelda stirs up painful memories of Harvey after Huffman parish floods again

The floodwaters didn’t care Hurricane Harvey had flooded the parish, a community of more than 650 families, two years ago. Imelda brought six to eight inches of water into the parish buildings while drenching the entire parish campus with several feet of water. But because of Harvey, parish leaders knew what to do.

October 8, 2019

Witnessing life in the death chamber

Journalist and Catholic reconciles career of covering 400-plus executions in Huntsville

October 8, 2019

Latino Church called to lead: Parish leaders brave Imelda floods for Hispanic ministry conference

The U.S. Church can be led by Latino Catholics, a director of cultural diversity with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) told about 250 primarily Hispanic lay ministers, deacons and priests at the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Hispanic Ministry Conference Sept. 21.

October 8, 2019

Offering ex-offenders a ‘hand up’ for a new lease on life

Men and women newly released from incarceration, if left unaided, could eventually return to a life of violence and crime on the streets to survive, possibly even returning to prison. By providing the compassionate love of Christ through a “hand up” approach instead of giving them a “hand out,” they can make a better transition back into society and lead productive lives as citizens.

October 8, 2019

In Brief: Czech deacons, events and more

Four transitional deacons from the Czech Republic visit Texas, Black Catholic administrators conference unites with Imelda victims, and annual motorcycle 'Nun Run' set for Oct. 29

October 8, 2019

A smart dozen: 12 seniors named National Merit semifinalists

12 high school seniors in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston were named semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship program.

October 8, 2019

VALDEZ: Called to Love - A Catholic response to immigration

In St. Pope John Paul II’s address to World Youth Day 2002, he urged the youth to become a “new generation of builders. Moved not by fear or violence but by the urgency of genuine love, they must learn to build, brick by brick, the city of God within the city of man.”

October 8, 2019

JONES: Evangelize, share encounters with others through word, deed

This year the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) chose the catechetical theme of “Stay with Us.” This theme comes from the Emmaus story which we read at Mass every Easter season (Luke 24:13-35).

October 8, 2019

HORSTMAN: Baptized and Sent - Short-term mission opportunities

As missionaries, we are called to respond to God’s love for us by sharing His love with others. Touched by God’s love, our lives should reflect God’s love in our homes, at school, at our places of work and in our communities. Mission is not a place we go; it’s who we are.

October 8, 2019

OCHOA: Baptized and Sent in this Extraordinary Mission Month

This year, we are celebrating two separate but complementary mission events. The first one is the designation of an “Extraordinary Month of Mission” by Pope Francis. He has asked us to renew our missionary awareness and commitment in prayer and action, as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud of Pope Benedict V.

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