“Brothers and sisters: Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were sealed for the day of redemption. All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting and reviling must be removed from you, along with all malice. And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ. So be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us as a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma.” -Ephesians 4:30-5:2
Recently, I picked up my teenage daughter and her best friend to go to the mall. While they were sitting in the car, both teens, who have smart phones, began texting and barely carried on any conversation. Later, after I picked them up from the mall and took them to dinner, I discovered once again they were busy checking Facebook statuses, messages and YouTube videos while at the restaurant, with very little in way of a verbal conversation with each other or the rest of the family. As I spoke up about it, my wife pointed out my own addiction with my smart phone at the table, making me realize I am also guilty of not practicing what I preach.
HOUSTON — Casa Juan Diego was founded in 1980, following the Catholic Worker model of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, to serve immigrants, refugees and the poor. Since its opening, it has grown from one small house to 10 houses.
Three distinct Pastoral Plan Pathways, created to give focus to the faithful, are being publicly revealed this weekend by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo.
The pathways are part of a comprehensive roadmap designed to move the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston towards a future that embraces a spirituality of communion.
The Galveston-Houston Knights of Columbus Charities will present Daniel Cardinal DiNardo’s fifth annual Shepherd’s Cup Charity Golf Classic benefiting Catholic education, faith formation and St. Mary Seminary on Monday, Oct. 22, at Kingwood Country Club.
View an online calendar of upcoming events held by parishes, ministries and organizations Around the Archdiocese and find out how to submit event information for upcoming issues of the Texas Catholic Herald.