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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

September 28, 2021

New dorms at St. Mary’s Seminary blessed on Sept. 12

Generous supporters of the IGNITE: “Our Faith, Our Mission” Capital Campaign gathered for a dorm blessing held at St. Mary’s Seminary, Sept. 12.

September 28, 2021

Opening hearts, minds: How Gratia Plena is reaching a community in need of help

Ministry expands care to offer mental health advocacy to underserved Vietnamese communities

September 28, 2021

Ministry of Jesus Christ sees growth in Archdiocesan permanent diaconate program

Local Church witnesses immense grace, growth in permanent diaconate

September 28, 2021

HENRITZE: The challenges of accompaniment

The greatest challenge in accompaniment relationships is that of commitment.

September 28, 2021

ARIENZA: A seminarian’s reflections on celibacy

God would not be a compassionate, generous and loving God if He were calling me to a life devoid of any joy or happiness.

September 28, 2021

Faith must identify with those who suffer, pope says at Mass in Slovakia

The world needs Christians who are “signs of contradiction,” who show the beauty of the Gospel rather than hostility toward others, Pope Francis said.

September 14, 2021

Houston Catholics step up to help Louisiana neighbors still struggling after Ida

As soon as the wreckage from Hurricane Ida cleared, Houston parishioners rushed to the aid of struggling neighbors across the Sabine River.

September 14, 2021

Catholic Charities brings hope to Afghan refugees

Catholic Charities in Galveston-Houston is working to support Afghan refugees coming to Houston. Catholic Charities Case Manager Samira understands: she herself fled Afghanistan in 2013.

September 14, 2021

Catholic Chaplain Corps responds to the sick, dying when family can’t

As Father Ryan Stawaisz lay dying of cancer in a hospital bed, the young priest and his family were ministered to by members of the Catholic Chaplain Corps.

September 14, 2021

Houston native Father Rafferty appointed vicar for Clergy, Clergy Formation and Chaplaincy director

Newly appointed Vicar for Clergy, Father Thomas “Tom” Rafferty, said his new role will be committed to our priests to "constantly remind them and affirm them of the Church’s mission in serving Jesus Christ."

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