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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

January 10, 2017

Preparing Black shepherds for the rank of bishop

Recently at a gathering, some fellow brother deacons observed that we need some more Black bishops. I have been grappling with this concept for quite some time, and I made my thoughts and feelings publicly known to those within the Episcopal ranks of the Church in the United States.

January 10, 2017

The modern woman and the abortion debate

During a recent talk at Rice University on the politics of abortion, a young female student asked, “Isn’t the real problem that our society doesn’t value motherhood?”

January 10, 2017

This New Year will be a great year

From the closing of the Jubilee Year of Mercy to the hope experienced during the Advent Season, much has occurred within our Church.

January 10, 2017

Religious order celebrates 85th anniversary

On Dec. 10, 2016, The Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus (HHCJ) celebrated the 85th anniversary of their order.

January 10, 2017

Filipino Catholics usher in Christmastime with tradition

Hundreds of Filipino Catholic faithful flocked to St. Cecilia Catholic Church in west Houston to welcome the Christmas season with a time-honored Filipino tradition: Simbang Gabi.

January 10, 2017

Catholic schools prepare to celebrate Catholic education

Catholic Schools Week unites 19,000+ students with hundreds of faculty, staff from 59 Catholic schools

December 27, 2016

Hope, love, joy, peace are gifts of Advent season

The Church has begun a new year! We walk into this new liturgical year with hope and spirited hearts after having reflected and acted upon the Jubilee Year of Mercy. While the doors of mercy for pilgrimage and indulgences have closed, God’s mercy endures forever.

December 27, 2016

Dear parents, we need your help!

Last month marked the 20th anniversary of one of my all-time favorite movies: Space Jam.

December 27, 2016

Thin moment: Coming in touch with the spiritual realm

Irish spirituality has for centuries reflected on what are understood as thin places.

December 27, 2016

St. Michael, St. Raphael celebrate giving together

More than 50 families with children from St. Raphael Catholic Church gathered with the social justice and youth programs of St. Michael Catholic Church in Houston for the fifth annual Christmas Party Dec. 11.

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