When Al the Boss Angel pointed out the ‘Angels in the Outfield’ to a young Roger Bomman as the answer to his prayer that the California Angels would win their pennant, maybe Al knew something about the Catholic Mass Ministry that would sweep the nation’s hallowed baseball stadiums decades later.
More than 300 pilgrims from Galveston-Houston trekked through Kraków, Poland July 26 to 31 for World Youth Day. Joining an estimated two million others who were encountering Pope Francis and the Universal Church, these Texans walked the land of St. John Paul II and St. Faustina and her message of Christ’s Divine Mercy.
The fifth annual interfaith Medicine and Religion (M&R) Conference was held in Houston this past spring with the theme “Approaching the Sacred: Science, Health and Practices of Care.” Two presentations showed that prayer alleviates depression. This fulfilled what St. Pope John Paul II said: “Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from... false absolutes.” It also fulfilled what Albert Einstein said: “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
As many families continue to struggle in the aftermath of this spring’s devastating floods, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is helping them deal with the long road back to normal life.
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