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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.

October 13, 2015

Family Life ministry serves with a heart of mercy

The purpose for Pope Francis calling for a Year of Mercy this December is to allow the grace of God’s unconditional love and genuine mercy to come alive around the world. In several papal addresses and at the World Meeting of Families Congress in Philadelphia, the Holy Father emphasized the importance of bringing God’s healing grace to families, the “sanctuary of life and love,” who sometimes are broken and hurting.

October 13, 2015

Archdiocese, Houston Habitat for Humanity unite to build Pope Francis House

An anonymous donor challenged Houston Habitat for Humanity to build a house in honor of Pope Francis, prompting a partnership with the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston that builds on faith.

October 13, 2015

Judiciary urged to heed God’s call at Red Mass

In his speech at this year’s Red Mass marking the beginning of the judicial year, the first Catholic Texas governor urged a crowd of mostly judges and lawyers to speak out and stand up boldly for their religious beliefs.

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