With floodwater as high as 20 feet from swelling bayous and waterways, thousands of homes in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston flooded as Tropical Storm Harvey continued to batter southeast Texas Aug. 28.
After spending the night in his truck on the highway due to rising floodwaters on the I-610 South Loop near Telephone Road, Father David Bergeron, CC, took to his kayak to explore the flooded streets around the neighborhood and try to get wine to celebrate Sunday Mass.
Nearly a decade ago this month, Hurricane Rita churned through the Gulf of Mexico, aiming straight for the Texas coastline. While Houston escaped most major damage after landfall, the massive Category 3 storm brought weeks without electricity, winds more than 100 mph and mass evacuation headaches for the Greater Houston area, including Carla Martin.
Adultos jóvenes hispanos que fueron seleccionados por sus parroquias se reunirán el 16 de septiembre en el Quinto Encuentro Nacional de la Arquidiócesis para analizar lo que ellos necesitan de su Iglesia y lo que ellos pueden aportar a la Iglesia y a la comunidad.
It seems appropriate to reflect on the underlying teaching of the Church on which Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary rests and to ponder its implications for us in our day-to-day lives as Catholic Christians.
Many, including more than 25 delegates from around the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, who headed home July 4, agreed they had a renewed energy to set a new course for the U.S. Catholic Church after attending the USCCB Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in July.
Houston parishioner Christine Wiegman Green, member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, traveled recently to The Netherlands to join her family in receiving an award from the State of Israel on behalf of her Catholic grandparents who saved a Jewish family from Nazi capture during World War II.
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