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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

October 2, 2012

5 minutes with Father Martial Oya

SPRING — Father Martial Flodort Oya, Parochial Vicar at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Community in Spring, was ordained as a priest January 2012. Originally from French-Cameroon, he moved to the U.S. seven years ago and lived in the Bronx, N.Y., for a couple of years before joining the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. He recently discussed his first eight months as a priest with the Texas Catholic Herald.

October 2, 2012

Why do missionaries visit Guatemala?

Numerous mission groups from local Archdiocese visit the country throughout the year.

October 2, 2012

Statement for Respect Life Month

Every year, the bishops present a statement for Respect Life Month. Click to read Cardinal DiNardo’s statement on behalf of the bishops.

October 2, 2012

Wedding Jubilee turns gold

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston celebrates 50 years of renewing the vows of couples marking their 25th and 50th anniversaries at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

September 18, 2012

Moving beyond membership to discipleship

We are called to continued conversion. We are not saved once. We are continually saved over and over again by the love of Christ.

September 18, 2012

In His Light: Is the final hour upon us?

“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

September 18, 2012

Helping youth bring Christ’s values to social media

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.

September 18, 2012

5 minutes with...Mark and Louise Zwick of Casa Juan Diego

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.

September 18, 2012

Beyond the altar: Like others who labor, priests hunger for balance between work and play

Between baptisms, confessions, Masses, speaking engagements, retreats, funerals, office meetings and listening to the concerns of the faithful, the priestly life can be a busy one.

September 18, 2012

Echo apprentices from Notre Dame assigned to parishes south of Houston

Meet Matt, Patrick, Sylvia and Francesca: the four newly installed apprentices from the University of Notre Dame’s catechetical-leadership program, Echo.

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