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September 11, 2018

Downward slide: Tending to the garden of the Sacraments

Watching plants and trees whither during our scorching Houston summers may be one of the saddest things I have to deal with during the summer.

September 11, 2018

Teens witnessing their faith through actions

At a time when statistics tell us many teens are falling away from their faith, we are blessed in our Archdiocese to see a young Church come alive through both parish life and our Catholic schools. The personal journey of faith for teens begins with an encounter, and that encounter leads to action.

September 11, 2018

Una lección sobre las vocaciones de mi propia cosecha

Mirar las plantas y los árboles en los arduos veranos de Houston es una de las cosas más tristes que tengo que soportar en esta época del año. Me da pena levantar las plantas muertas, las que una vez fueron bellas explosiones de color y que ahora son solo palos marrones. Como pequeños marcadores de tumbas que proclaman al mundo: “¡algo que una vez vivió aquí!”

September 11, 2018

Contra toda desesperanza, seguiré siendo Católico

“Y ellos se detuvieron, con el semblante triste.” (Lucas 24, 17b) Con esta actitud los encuentra Jesús cuando se aproxima a los caminantes de Emaús. ¿Te imaginas cómo se sentían? ¿Qué pasaba por su mente viendo que todo aparentemente había terminado?

September 11, 2018

Giving new life to the domestic Church

The Catholic Church holds firm in its belief that the family unit or “domestic Church” is the building block or principle cell of a just society. Maintaining the health of the family, where each member is encouraged to grow in faith and become a witness of the Gospel in his/her day-to-day life, will bring new life and hope to the domestic Church. And it all begins in the home.

September 11, 2018

The Cardinal’s Circle provides Inner City Catholic School students a path toward success

Founded in 2010, the mission of The Cardinal’s Circle is to help Inner City Catholic Schools maintain a standard of academic excellence in curriculum and staff. The Cardinal’s Circle also helps these 13 schools provide tuition assistance required by a large portion of their student population.

September 11, 2018

Annunciation parish marks sesquicentennial year

Starting this month, Annunciation Catholic Church in downtown Houston begins a full year of celebrations recognizing its 150th anniversary as a “crown jewel” of Houston and the “mother” church of all Catholic parishes in Houston.

September 11, 2018

DiNardo congratulates deacons on 50 years of service, urging expansion for future

More than 2,000 deacons and their wives from around the U.S. gave a standing ovation to Daniel Cardinal DiNardo at the National Diaconate Congress as he congratulated them on the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the diaconate, urging them to be “emissaries” of service to priests, their churches and the vulnerable of their communities.

September 11, 2018

Early childhood conference attracts record crowd

A record crowd of more than 300 people who work in early childhood ministries across the Archdiocese attended the recent annual conference, titled “Let the Children Come,” to hear from experts on a range of subjects, from effective discipline and intentional teaching to developing a conscience and addressing different learning styles.

September 11, 2018

Bishop McCarthy was a ‘true son of the Church’

Bishop John E. McCarthy, who served in Houston and Austin and provided national leadership for the Church in its work to address systemic poverty, died Aug. 18 at his home in Austin surrounded by his family. He was 88.

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