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November 10, 2015

Fighting against human trafficking with faith, action

In recent months, Pope Francis has talked about the tragedy of human trafficking. According to the United Nations, there are 21 million victims worldwide, thousands of whom are in the U.S. Houston is a major hub for human trafficking in the U.S., with victims in both labor and sex trafficking.

October 27, 2015

National Vocations Awareness Week calls Catholics to foster culture of vocations

The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov. 1 to 7. This observance, sponsored by the U.S. bishops' Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations (CCLV), is a special time for parishes in the U.S., including those in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, to foster a culture of vocations for the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life.

October 27, 2015

Seventh annual In Memoria to be dedicated to Father T.J. Martinez

On Sunday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m., the Archdiocesan and Catholic Schools Choirs, along with the St. Laurence Chamber Singers, will present the seventh annual In Memoria concert of sacred music at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, located at 1111 St. Joseph Pkwy. in downtown Houston.

October 27, 2015

Archdiocese celebrates jubilees for priesthood, consecrated life

Sisters and religious priests gathered with many religious and friends at All Saints Catholic Church on Sunday, Oct. 11, for the annual Archdiocesan Celebration of Jubilees. This is the Year of Consecrated Life, and the church was filled — a gracious tribute of both faithful and religious to the beauty of lives consecrated in service and ministry.

October 27, 2015

YACM: Welcome, engage young adults in Church life

Young adults age 18 to 39 encounter many life experiences and critical decision-making during these years. For decades, the Catholic Church has recognized the need to provide a supportive and nurturing parish life environment to help these young adults in their faith journey.

October 27, 2015

Finding solace and courage in the Mass of Christian Burial

While it is difficult to think of one's own mortality, the faithful should not be afraid to confront death. "Death is just a change, it is not an end," said Gus Hollis, director of Catholic Cemeteries at the Archdiocese. "Looking at death in context of faith, your life goes on with God and it is not broken."

October 27, 2015

Survivor finds cancer a ‘blessing’ on her journey

Karen Glynn had seen what cancer could do to a loved one before.

October 27, 2015

Post abortion outreach promises spiritual healing

Linda described herself as a good Catholic who went to Catholic schools from kindergarten through college and always deferred to her parents. As a young woman, she married, soon became pregnant and gave birth to her first child. But an unexpected second pregnancy in the wake of that birth gave her pause. Linda said she and her husband worried about providing for a second child, and on her mother’s advice she had an abortion.

October 27, 2015

Chance to venerate relics of St. Maria Goretti called ‘gift of lifetime’

The major relics of St. Maria Goretti, known as the "patroness of purity," are on a "pilgrimage of mercy" in the United States this fall, with dates in Houston during the first week of November.

October 13, 2015

Texas, nation to commemorate Respect Life Month with walks, rallies

During the month of October the Catholic Church throughout the United States observes Respect Life Month. This annual tradition is now in its 44th year.

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