The Texas Catholic Herald

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

December 11, 2012

New race location, sunrise Mass for Steps for Students 5K

Steps for Students 5K is celebrating its eighth year on Feb. 2, 2013 with some new additions such as a different race day location, the first ever Steps for Students Mass and the largest Catholic School Village to date.

December 11, 2012

Thousands gather in devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe (1)

Drums, costumes, music and dancing of centuries old Mexican tradition filled the streets of downtown Houston on Dec. 2 — all in an expression of devotion and thanksgiving to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patroness of the Americas.

November 27, 2012

Regional meetings underway for pastoral plan

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo spoke about the future of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston through a video message during parish Masses this fall. He conveyed a necessity to respond to the needs, hopes and dreams of the faithful in order to ensure the Archdiocese grows with the next generation. He presented the idea of “fostering a spirituality of communion” — a concept first revealed by John Paul II in 2001 as the basis for the Catholic Church’s pastoral planning. This phrase is now the guidepost for the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council as they plan the Archdiocese’s future.

November 27, 2012

Cardinal’s Circle sustains mission, vitality of Inner City Catholic Schools

Today, more than 2,000 students are enrolled in the 13 Inner City Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Each and every school boasts a strong tradition of faith formation combined with educational excellence and service to the community. The students, coming from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds, are able to learn and thrive in an environment conducive to academic and spiritual development provided by these schools.

November 27, 2012

The sights, sounds of ancient Mexican tradition to fill downtown Houston

Drums, costumes, music and dancing of centuries old Mexican tradition will fill the streets of downtown Houston on Dec. 2 — all in an expression of devotion and thanksgiving to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patroness of the Americas.

November 27, 2012

They couldn't ask for more

Courtney and Jeremy Barta couldn't care less what they get for Christmas. After spending Thanksgiving here in Houston with Courtney's family, they will be heading up to Dallas to spend time with Jeremy's family. Only this year it won't be just the two of them. They will be bringing with them the greatest gift they could have hoped for — a longed-for baby from a young woman who chose them to adopt her infant son, now named Joshua Lucas.

November 13, 2012

¿Día de Acción de Gracias? ¿Qué es eso?

Este es un país fundado por inmigrantes. Hace 23 años vine a este país en busca de nuevas oportunidades de aprendizaje que mejoraran mi experiencia en ingeniería de manera que pudiera apoyar mejor a mi esposa, mi hija de cuatro años, mi hijo de dos y mi hija recién nacida. Ese fue solo el inicio de una nueva aventura como familia. Vendimos todo lo que teníamos, nuestra casa, automóviles, muebles, ropa y juguetes. Poco después, empecé mis estudios en la Universidad Texas A&I en Kingsville.

November 13, 2012

What is a Synod?

The ordinary general assembly of Synod of Bishops met in Rome for most of last month to discuss the topic of "The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith."

November 13, 2012

Thanksgiving Holiday? What’s that?

This is a country founded by immigrants.

November 13, 2012

Living together as children of God

Imagine God looking down upon humankind — the divine heart bursting with joy as He beholds people of all faiths reflecting his divine image around a table of shared hospitality and good will. This scenario resounds Jesus’ call to be children of the heavenly Father by loving all (Mt. 5:45) and St. Paul’s affirmation that “no partiality exists with God” (Romans 2:11).

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