The Amistad Movement is a national education campaign promoted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) that works to empower immigrants and local leaders to prevent human trafficking in their communities.
The Cardinal’s Circle members were recognized for their passion, commitment and generosity to Inner City Catholic School (ICCS) students and families at the annual Mass and Dinner of Thanksgiving on April 30.
About 1,000 Hispanic immigrant women will be congratulated by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo for participating in AMSIF classes that teach English, spiritual development, self-esteem, health exams and other topics on May 24. The crowd will also applaud 217 women graduating from the five-year program. AMSIF was founded by a group of Catholic laywomen in Mexico more than 40 years ago.
The universality of the Catholic Church is evident in the Archdiocese by the hundreds of thousands of Catholics from various ethnic groups across the globe that call the Houston-area home. One of 60 ministries supported by the annual Diocesan Services Fund (DSF), the Ethnic Ministries provides sacramental and pastoral care of the people of specific ethnic groups found within the Archdiocese.
Surrounded by the piney woods of Montgomery County, University of St. Thomas (UST) President Richard Ludwick announced the Catholic university’s intent to ‘push frontiers’ and establish a campus in Conroe.
Leaders from the Pontifical Mission Societies spent a day of their national meeting bending the ear of members of Congress, urging action on climate change, the protection of immigrants and religious freedom.
The Galveston-Houston Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (GHACCW), as part of celebrating its 90th anniversary, will present a $100,000 check to Daniel Cardinal DiNardo that will benefit St. Mary’s Seminary. In Friendswood, Mary Queen Catholic Church pays tribute to 50 years with concert.
May is the month of Mary, and in times of doubt or anguish, I always find consolation in her life and example. Mary is the new Ark of the Covenant. This title of Our Lady reminds me of the Lord’s steadfast love and enduring plan.
In many ways, abortion is not itself the central problem, but is rather symptomatic of deeper problems in our culture. To make the necessary change, we must evaluate and adapt our attitudes surrounding a culture of life; in particular, toward pregnancy, marriage and family.
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