April 6 is “Catholic Faith in Action Advocacy Day,” when faithful from across the state will converge on the State Capitol in Austin to discuss important issues with Texas legislators. Participants will inform legislators about Catholic concerns regarding education, immigration, family life, health and human services and criminal justice reform. Recently, several faithful in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston took time to discuss with the Texas Catholic Herald the relevance of Advocacy Day and why they decided to get involved as they prepare to leave the pews of their home parishes and lend their voices to speak on behalf of those most in need.
Father Donald S. Nesti, C.S.Sp., founder and director of the Center for Faith and Culture at UST and a professor of theology at St. Mary’s Seminary, recently took time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions from the Texas Catholic Herald about his vocation as a priest and educator.
he redesigned Archdiocesan website, www.archgh.org, has officially launched. The new features on this site — such as daily news, calendar events, blogs about the local Church and multimedia features — will help the Archdiocese widen its reach and share God's boundless love with all people.
Required to be gone months at a time from home and family, the seafaring profession is not for the faint of spirit, but many who choose the life never forget the hospitable welcomes received at port following a long journey.
Dr. Scott Alexander spoke about the history of confrontation and conflict between the Catholic and Muslim faiths and the Second Vatican Council's pronouncements on interreligious relations during the keynote address at February’s Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Catechetical Conference.
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.