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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

May 8, 2012

Cardinal DiNardo dedicates new building for Friendswood’s Mary Queen Catholic Church

With tears in his eyes, Nelson Olavarria spoke of the pride he felt in his son Gerry’s inclusion in the mural depicting the miracle of the loaves and the fishes hanging behind the altar of the new Mary Queen Catholic Church. Olavarria’s pride was made sweeter, because his 32 year-old son, severely disabled with cerebral palsy and confined to a wheelchair, looks normal.

May 8, 2012

Remembering World Communications Day: How can you plug into the life of the Church?

For 48 years — long before terms like “Facebook,” “search engine” or “email” injected themselves into our daily lexicon — the Catholic Church has celebrated the work of social communications.

May 8, 2012

Jesus said: ‘This is your mother’

May 13 is Mother's Day, an annual holiday when mothers are typically given flowers, gifts and taken out to a nice dinner. But mothers do more than work, chores, cook, clean, give hugs and punish mischief. They mold their children's spiritual lives. Mary, Jesus' mother, was a pillar of strength, accepting every challenge in her journey of faith.

May 8, 2012

The Archdiocese Celebrates The Paschal Mystery

The Easter Triduum is the most important part of the Church year. From Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday, Catholics around the world commemorate the suffering, death and resurrection of Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

April 24, 2012

Faithful servant: An interview with Bishop George Sheltz

The Vatican’s Feb. 21 announcement that George Arthur Sheltz was to be the next auxiliary bishop of Galveston-Houston honors not only a man born and bred in the Bayou City, but one whose family has served the local Church for generations.

April 24, 2012

A vocation to the priesthood born from prayers, support of Sheltz, Frank families

If it takes a village to raise a child, it could be said it takes a church to raise a future bishop.

April 24, 2012

Friends of Bishop-elect Sheltz share wishes, reminiscences from the heart

Over the last four decades, Bishop Sheltz has crossed paths with countless Catholics across the Archdiocese, from parishioners to friends to colleagues at the many places he has worked and served.

April 24, 2012

A quick guide to the ordination of a new bishop

How is a priest ordained a bishop? Here’s a quick play-by-play of key highlights of the upcoming Mass of Ordination for Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz.

April 24, 2012

Saintly inspiration

While Bishop-elect Sheltz has many family and friends as companions on his faith journey, there are certain saints who he also looks to as models of holiness. Who inspires our next auxiliary bishop? Bishop-elect Sheltz named five men and women whose lives encourage him.

April 24, 2012

Bishop-elect Sheltz has ‘walked the talk’ in Catholic school education

Sister Brendan O’Donnell’s favorite “George Sheltz story” starts and ends with a twist.

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