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April 23, 2019

Ancient Passion play stays fresh every 10 years in Germany

As churches around the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston during Easter season prepare their own Passion Plays of the life, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, an ancient production that started in Germany in 1633 continues its promise to God.

April 18, 2019

Be 'faithful witnesses' to your call, Cardinal DiNardo says at Chrism Mass

On Tuesday, April 16, at least 1,725 faithful attended the Mass presided by Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz to witness when all of the oils used in sacramental ministry throughout the 10-county Galveston-Houston Archdiocese were blessed and the Sacred Chrism was consecrated by Bishop Sheltz. Daniel Cardinal DiNardo preached the homily for the Mass and attended the entirety of the hours-long Mass in choir. The Chrism Mass was his first public-facing ministry appearance since suffering a mild stroke March 15 while leading the Stations of the Cross at the very same Co-Cathedral.

April 18, 2019

Holy Week: Pinnacle of the Church's liturgical year

With the celebration of Passion (Palm) Sunday this past weekend, the Church has begun its annual immersion into the mysteries of Holy Week. Christians around the world, from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome to local parish churches in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston are preparing to follow the Way of the Cross through the Passion, the Death and ultimately the Resurrection of the Lord.

April 15, 2019

Blaze erupts at Paris' iconic Notre Dame Cathedral; cause unknown

A major blaze engulfed the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral April 15, sending pillars of flame and billowing smoke over the center of the French capital.

April 9, 2019

Prayer turns to action at Texas Advocacy Day as 2,000 Catholics unite for Catholic Advocacy Day at State Capitol

Praying the Rosary under the rotunda of the State Capitol and singing “Ave Maria,” faithful from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston joined at least 2,000 Catholics in royal blue T-shirts that proclaimed Catholic Advocacy Day on March 26 in Austin.

April 9, 2019

Jesus’ challenge: Integrate politics and religion

Every year, during the season of Lent, I try to participate in a parish mission as they challenge me to consider how I live the Gospel in the world today.

April 9, 2019

St. Francis of Assisi parish returns to renovated sanctuary

Ever since the day the rain came, just one thing remained consistent at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church: the parish’s weekend Mass celebrations.

April 9, 2019

New vicar for Catholics of African Descent a happy convert to the Church

Father Reginald Samuels, publicly announced by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo as the new Vicar for Catholics of African Descent at the Mass of Remembrance for Martin Luther King Jr. in January, is now busy meeting with community leaders and forming a plan of action.

April 9, 2019

Caring for the Earth a moral responsibility for Catholics, panelists say

On March 16, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word (CCVI) held a symposium, “Called to Conversion: A Catholic Ecological Awakening.” More than 160 people gathered to listen to local Catholics who have taken on the role of leading efforts to educate others about the current global environmental crisis.

April 9, 2019

Leaving a legacy: Making a charitable gift by will

End of life decisions are often difficult conversations. From care to medical directives to funeral arrangements, none of it is easy. Finding ways to leave a legacy is one way the faithful can make their mark on their faith.

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