The Texas Catholic Herald

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

November 24, 2020

Prepare for heaven with faith and good works, pope says

People sometimes forget life’s ultimate purpose is to prepare for the kingdom of heaven, Pope Francis said.

November 24, 2020

Bishops add COVID-19, anti-racism elements to four-year strategic plan

Although the U.S. bishops’ four-year strategic plan was adopted one year ago, it was not scheduled to go into effect until January 2021. That gave the bishops a window to address two issues that have captured the world’s attention since last November: the coronavirus pandemic and racial inequality.

November 24, 2020

TOROK: In Gratitude - God’s plan is filled with blessings

Awareness of our blessings moves us to thank those who have shared a particular gift with us.

November 24, 2020

BLEVINS: The Waiting Game

It seems today we are all waiting for something — a vaccine for COVID-19, a return to “normal,” reuniting with our grandchildren in person, a job if we are unemployed, returning with the full community of our parish for Mass. The list goes on and on.

November 24, 2020

CIESIELSKI: Zoom is a new way for older adults to stay connected

Some parish senior clubs, organizations and families have adapted by using phone calls, emails, Facebook and other resources to help seniors feel connected and supported.

November 24, 2020

LABADIE: Waiting in hope

Advent couldn’t begin at a more perfect time — an opportunity for stillness and silence, for watchful hope and expectant waiting.

November 24, 2020

POMETTO: Retreating from isolation into community

Instead of offering a “retreat from” the world, the “Shepherded Beyond My Fears Retreat” ended up becoming a movement toward connection with God and with others.

November 10, 2020

Always ready, always faithful: WWII veteran’s service 75 years ago set her on a path to the Church

Seaman First Class Shirley H. Reagor once boarded an Italian submarine to perform her military duties as an enlisted member of the U.S. Coast Guard Women’s Reserve.

November 10, 2020

Texas prisons and halfway houses more restricted with pandemic measures

Many impacted by pandemic restrictions may feel imprisoned, but Texas prisons and halfway houses are truly locked down as COVID-19-related deaths have risen to 166 inmates and 21 employees, including guards and chaplains, according to a Texas Department of Criminal Justice report updated Oct. 27.

November 10, 2020

CCHD brings relief to marginalized communities

Nov. 21 and 22 second collection empowers those living in poverty to make lasting changes

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