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September 22, 2015

Caring For Our Fathers: New priest retirement residence opens with dedication, blessing

From all across the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, family, friends and guests of retired priests gathered Sept. 12 to celebrate the dedication of the new Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza Priest Retirement Residence at St. Dominic Village in Houston.

September 22, 2015

People of Galveston-Houston eagerly await visit by Pope Francis

The anticipation is staggering. The preparation is substantial. And the selfies will surely be coming in full force. Pope Francis' visit to the United States is here.

September 8, 2015

Pope Francis shows gratitude for Permanent Diaconate at Jubilee

When Pope Francis was photographed washing the feet of prisoners on Holy Thursday, a beautiful, dynamic moment of the pontiff bent over washing and kissing the inmates’ feet, one thing that stands out to most deacons around the world: Pope Francis’ vestments are worn as a deacon’s stole.

September 8, 2015

Restructure helps CSO to educate, transform the world

As announced in the Herald last month, the Catholic Schools Office (CSO) of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has a new department structure to help emphasize the importance of Catholic education and improve support to its respective school staffs and communities. The CSO, the largest private school system in Texas with more than 19,000 students enrolled in 61 schools, is one of 60 ministries supported by the Diocesan Services Fund (DSF).

September 8, 2015

Priest throws down challenge for annual golf event

What’s a golf tournament without a bit of friendly rivalry and braggadocio?

September 8, 2015

St. Mary’s Seminary welcomes new semester

St. Mary’s Seminary saw 17 men ordained to the priesthood at the end of the spring academic semester.

September 8, 2015

Mission Congress calls faithful to be ‘Missionary Disciples’ in witness, action

Next month, local faithful will have a tangible opportunity to not only witness but also follow through on their baptismal call to be missionary disciples.

August 18, 2015

Consecrated virgins: a heart of the Catholic Church

The Consecration of a virgin is one of the oldest sacramentals in the Church, and one of the fruits of Vatican II was the restoration of this profound blessing on virgins living in the world. The promulgation of this restored rite for women living in the world was on May 31, 1970.

August 18, 2015

Padre Asenjo celebra su 50 aniversario sacerdotal

Mas de 300 invitados aproximadamente, entre los cuales estuvo Arzobispo Emerito Joseph A. Fiorenza, celebraron el 50 aniversario sacerdotal de el Padre Jose Maria Asenjo.

August 18, 2015

New year, new staff at the S.E.E. at Camp Kappe

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston operates the beautiful Camp Kappe grounds in Plantersville, Texas. The 130 acres is a haven for weekend retreats and is the home of the School of Environmental Education (S.E.E.).

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