Could it be true that the only person who has visited her since she was sentenced by the courts to a juvenile detention center for a crime she committed was a volunteer from the Special Youth Services (SYS) ministry? And, maybe, through these weekly one-on-one visits to her cell, she has truly grasped for the first time in her life what it means to be loved and forgiven by God?
Passing immigration policy reform that can lead to citizenship, and protects the country’s borders, is better than addressing border control alone, local leaders of various religious faiths emphasized at an October news conference.
“The door of faith is always open for us” is how then-Pope Benedict XVI began his letter announcing a Year of Faith for the Catholic Church. The Year of Faith, a reminder and invitation for a “renewed conversion to the Lord,” will come to a close on Nov. 24, the feast of Christ the King.
Representatives from parishes around the Archdiocese met recently at All Saints Catholic Church in Houston to listen, share and celebrate their early successes in developing parish action plans in support of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan.
“Elise,” escaping an abusive relationship, ended up homeless without a job, money or support. After living in her car, and later a shelter, for several weeks, she found her way to the Catholic Charities transitional housing program.
Every morning across Houston, certified nursing assistants (CNAs), licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) and registered nurses (RNs) are getting families ready for school, packing lunches and then driving or traveling by METRO to St. Dominic Village, a senior care community funded by DSF in the Texas Medical Center.
View an online calendar of upcoming events held by parishes, ministries and organizations Around the Archdiocese and find out how to submit event information for upcoming issues of the Texas Catholic Herald.