It seems appropriate to reflect on the underlying teaching of the Church on which Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary rests and to ponder its implications for us in our day-to-day lives as Catholic Christians.
Many, including more than 25 delegates from around the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, who headed home July 4, agreed they had a renewed energy to set a new course for the U.S. Catholic Church after attending the USCCB Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in July.
Houston parishioner Christine Wiegman Green, member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, traveled recently to The Netherlands to join her family in receiving an award from the State of Israel on behalf of her Catholic grandparents who saved a Jewish family from Nazi capture during World War II.
Young Hispanic adults selected by their parishes will be meeting Sept. 16 at the Archdiocesan Fifth National Encuentro to brainstorm about what they need from the Church and what they can give to the Church and community.
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