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December 26, 2023

5 years after catechism update, pro-life leaders see ‘renewed momentum’ to end death penalty

Five years after Pope Francis updated the catechism to clarify the Catholic Church’s teaching on the death penalty, there is “renewed momentum” in the U.S. to end the practice, a leading Catholic activist said.

December 26, 2023

NGUYEN: The invaluable gift of Presence

The manger is a sure sign of presence, invitation and openness, not just for the shepherds but to all.

December 26, 2023

STEPHENS: God is our vocation consultant

We must take seriously our current vocation and discern how we can use the calling God has given to us (our vocation) to spread the Good News daily and be Christ to others.

December 20, 2023

BARROW: Veni, Veni Emmanuel - The Advent season is one of waiting for love

In some way, we all are waiting for something to happen or perhaps hoping for someone to do something.

December 12, 2023

An Advent season with the saints

Advent prepares us for Jesus’ coming at Christmas and for His coming into our lives afresh. And no one knows how to get ready to welcome Christ better than the saints.

December 12, 2023

Steps for Students 5K race celebrating 19 years running

Race officials are calling for volunteers to help in the 19th annual Steps for Students 5K Run/Walk in downtown Houston on Feb. 10, 2024.

December 12, 2023

Nurturing faith, communion for Hispanic and Latino Catholics

In the Galveston-Houston area, Catholics from diverse Hispanic and Latino backgrounds unite, emphasizing their shared love for Christ and the Church, transcending cultural boundaries.

December 12, 2023

ALVAREZ: The Paraclete

The fruits of the Spirit are indeed the production of what the Holy Spirit forms in us when we pray, ask and live out God’s will.

December 12, 2023

SAMUELS: Continuing the battle against racism

Now is the time to promote a culture of solidarity and authentic human fraternity and continue to move to action to bring an end to racism.

November 30, 2023

Filipino 'Simbang Gabi' Christmas tradition returns Dec. 15

On Dec. 15, some of the 50,000 Filipino Catholics in the Archdiocese will begin celebrating Simbang Gabi, a beloved Filipino Christmas tradition that consists of a novena of Masses held in anticipation of the Nativity and to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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