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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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