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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

December 9, 2014

Centering on making the family a school of deeper humanity through retreats

In the words of St. John Paul II, all members of the family are responsible for making the family a “school of deeper humanity” (Saint John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation, Familiaris Consortio, Second Vatican Council, GS, 52). He defines this as the day-to-day commitment to the caring and loving of children, the sick and aging, and sharing “goods, of joys and of sorrow.”

December 9, 2014

Archdiocese launches annual appeal to support, increase tuition assistance

Matt Garcia-Prats, the principal of our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School in east Houston, couldn’t have put it more bluntly. “In reality if we didn’t have The Cardinal’s Circle we wouldn’t exist,” Garcia-Prats said.

December 9, 2014

From the Cardinal: A letter of gratitute to all in religious and consecrated life

The Year of Consecrated Life began Nov. 30.

November 25, 2014

St. Mary’s Seminary celebrating 60 years in Memorial

With the motto “Bear Fruit with Steadfast Endurance” (Luke 8:15), St. Mary’s Seminary is commemorating its 60th anniversary on Memorial Drive with a year-long celebration of remembering the past, anticipating the future and treasuring the present.

November 25, 2014

Diverse ethnicity of growing Hispanic community contributes unique gifts to the Catholic Church

Odds are Catholics living in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston would agree that the Archdiocese is reportedly one of the region’s most ethnically diverse populations in the nation.

November 25, 2014

Black and Roman Catholic: ‘A people of His own’

“It is only through the grace of the Almighty’s Holy Spirit that we are here this evening as members of the Roman Catholic Church and Black Americans!” Those words still echo as they were proclaimed several years ago by a Black Roman Catholic priest during a parish mission.

November 25, 2014

Pope Francis proclaimed the Year of Consecrated Life for renewal, remembrance, hope

As the Catholic Church prepares to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations is promoting “Days with Religious” initiatives and resources to help families learn about the consecrated life of religious men and women. Activities will focus on sharing experiences of prayer, service and community life with those living a consecrated life.

November 25, 2014

Refugees receive hope, hospitality at Thanksgiving feast

The glittering pumpkin centerpieces were in place on all the tables. The room was filled with jazz against a backdrop of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” The roasted turkey, piping hot potatoes, casseroles and homemade pumpkin pies were proudly on display.

November 25, 2014

Group strives for inclusiveness in celebration

Growing up in Mexico, Pablo Guzman and his family, though they were Catholic, rarely attended church.

November 11, 2014

Sealy parish to sponsor intensive summer internship program for college students

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church is sponsoring Sealy Education Initiatives (SEI), a summer internship program providing college students with personal and professional growth through hands-on learning experiences.

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