It takes a lot to take care of a city as big as Houston. More than two million people live and work in and around the city, and many of them struggle to access the resources, care and support they need. At the historic heart of Houston philanthropy, two organizations began caring for the less fortunate back when Calvin Coolidge was president and a ticket to the movies was just 25 cents.
The sugar was still piping hot when Bessie Spedale started pulling apart pieces of the pinolata dessert. First using her hands to separate the mixture of caramelized sugar and fried dough, she grabbed two forks and crafted small bite-sized portions of the Italian sweet.
After visits to America, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, two first-class relics of St. Anthony of Padua returned to the United States for a 10-day tour of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston that began Feb. 19 at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston.
HOUSTON — In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, the 14 stained glass windows inside the Warren Chapel at St. Dominic Center represent the deaf ministry’s culture, where the deaf and hard of hearing community looks outward to make the works of mercy come alive in their daily lives.
On Dec. 9, 2015 a historic event took place in Cuba when religion was presented to the University of Havana, via the School of Medical Science, for the first time in over 50 years since the revolution. It was also historic because the Archdiocese of Havana and the University of Havana jointly sponsored the event with Jaime Cardinal Ortega of Havana present at the opening session.
The devastating impacts of predatory lending practices on Texas’ poor attracted U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray to join a Houston townhall meeting hosted by the Texas Catholic Conference (TCC) Payday Lending Roadshow on January 19.
The new tagline, “One in Christ…from me to we,” for the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan formulated by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Pastoral Council (APC) epitomizes Christ’s vision that, “We, though many, are one body in Christ” (Romans 12:5).
Retired Auxiliary Bishop Vincent Rizzotto has developed a passion for golf that goes way beyond the Archdiocese where his namesake tournament is played. In fact Bishop Rizzotto, who is celebrating his 60th year in the priesthood, said, “Our goal for this year’s tournament is to hold the grandest and most successful tournament in the 13 years since that first one.”
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