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December 25, 2018

SKLUT: Welcome the stranger this Christmas

Because of my family’s tradition, I am drawn toward Nativity sets during the Christmas season. This year, however, as I notice the Holy Family on display, I have a heightened awareness of recent headlines, especially the many people fleeing Central America.

December 25, 2018

JONES: Singing the meaning of Christmas

I realize that there are actually two Christmas seasons. The commercial driven Christmas that ends on Dec. 24 and the Christmas of the Catholic Church, which begins with the vigil Mass on Dec. 24. The first is a season that has been distorted by commercialism, secularism and relativism.

December 25, 2018

2018: A Year in Review

A look back at some of the major stories and headlines of 2018.

December 11, 2018

Advent brings hope and light at a time of crisis, division

As many of you know, Advent is not just about preparation, but more fundamentally about hope — hope against darkness. And these days, it seems like there is more darkness than usual.

December 11, 2018

Interfaith memorial service held for homeless who died on Houston streets

The names ring out, “David Porter, Thomas Myers, Diana Rodriguez…” Mostly men in the mix, but several women, of all races, including Asian. They are among 60-plus homeless people who died in the streets of Houston in 2018 remembered Nov. 29 at an Interfaith Homeless Memorial Service.

December 11, 2018

Defending all ‘day and night’: Annual Firefighters Mass honors firefighters for their service

Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Fiorenza thanked firefighters at a Mass Nov. 25 honoring their service in protecting residents and their property as well as charitable work, including collecting toys for children at Christmas.

December 11, 2018

Quality education draws sponsors to Steps for Students

’Tis the season for charitable giving! One of the largest events in our Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is Steps for Students. This 5K walk/run is a celebratory race that allows the Archdiocese’s 59 Catholic schools to raise funds while also making a wonderful show of support for Catholic education in downtown Houston.

December 11, 2018

Legacy of faith bears fruit as Conroe parish welcomes new sanctuary

Looking at the altar, Thelma Kidonakis watched Daniel Cardinal DiNardo elevate the Eucharist during the Mass of Dedication for the parish’s newly built church sanctuary on Nov. 8. Kidonakis, with the hundreds of other parishioners who filled the new pews and made it standing room only, attended the first Mass in the sanctuary.

December 11, 2018

Preserving the legacy of Catholic schools relies on support of the faithful

Preserving the legacy that Catholic schools provide for future leaders of the Church is the responsibility of all the faithful, clergy and laity alike, according to the United States bishops. Making a Catholic education available, affordable and accessible to all Catholic families, including those who are poor and middle class, continues to be of utmost importance.

December 11, 2018

Education Briefs: Our Lady of Guadalupe students decorate Ninfa's, UT coach visits alma mater St. Pius X, St. John XXIII wins football division

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School students decorate nearby Ninfa's for Christmas; UT baseball coach visits alma mater St. Pius X; St. John XXIII football team wins division

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