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May 12, 2015

Affirming lives through clergy support in retirement years

As the Catholic Church continues to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, proclaimed by Pope Francis last November, this provides an opportunity to honor and respect those who have received Holy Orders and are configured to Christ through the special grace of the Holy Spirit. This includes priests who have reached retirement age and if not helped, could face an uncertain future since many don’t have 401Ks, pensions or Social Security to support them.

May 12, 2015

Camp Kappe grows to serve parishes, youth, young adults

A hidden gem lies off the beaten path in Plantersville, Texas. Camp Kappe Youth Retreat Facility, the only youth retreat center operated by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, is undergoing a much-needed renovation to better accommodate the Archdiocese’s parishes and youth ministry and young adult programs.

May 12, 2015

Texas Catholics dedicate resources to the restoration of Blessed Shrine

In the Vatican Gardens, situated on a hilltop over-looking Rome, lies a very special shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe. The shrine, a gift from Mexico to Pope Pius XII, depicts Juan Diego wearing a vestment revealing the sacred image of the virgin as she appeared to him, and kneeling before Juan Diego is the Franciscan Bishop Juan de Zumaraga bowing down as a witness to the miracle of the beautiful, sacred image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

May 12, 2015

June 7 Corpus Christi Collection benefits St. Mary’s Seminary

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston continues to prepare the men who will shepherd the city’s rapidly growing 1.4 million Catholics at St. Mary’s Seminary in Memorial. On the weekend of the Feast of Corpus Christi (June 6 to 7), the local faithful will have the opportunity to directly support Archdiocesan seminarians with the Corpus Christi Collection.

May 12, 2015

Cardinal’s Circle continues mission in supporting Inner City Catholic Schools

Celebrating its five-year anniversary, The Cardinal’s Circle continues the mission of helping Inner City Catholic School students develop an appreciation for academic excellence and self-discipline while promoting an understanding of Catholic faith and values.

May 12, 2015

Tiny diary gives insight to Bishop Gallagher’s 1892 Rome trip

A recent donation to the Archdiocesan Archives might not look all that interesting on the outside, but this gift from the Dominican Sisters of Houston is something unique. It is a small, palm-sized diary that chronicles a trip Bishop Nicholas Gallagher made to Rome in the summer of 1892, for his “Ad Limina Apostolorum” visit.

May 12, 2015

Franciscan sister preaches gospel of life, creation at UST

It was a sight that stopped her in her tracks. While the brilliant rainbow of colors shimmered and danced across the northern Norwegian sky above her eyes, all she could do was silently sit in wonder and awe, and then open the Bible.

April 21, 2015

Hundreds attend two-mile Way of the Cross

On Good Friday, Catholics from all across Houston participated in the sixth annual Way of the Cross, processing in reverent silence from the University of St. Thomas (UST) campus to the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in downtown Houston. Led by the cross, and welcomed by Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza at the Co-Cathedral, women and men religious, priests, and hundreds of lay people participated in the journey, which spans just over two miles.

April 21, 2015

Call to priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life is a call to love

According to Pope Francis, the call to priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life is a call to love. The World Day of Prayer for Vocations on April 26 offers the Catholic faithful a chance to pray for those who have lovingly dedicated their lives to God through these vocations, that they remain faithful to their commitments.

April 21, 2015

Sponsors, golfers sought for Archdiocesan golf classic

Catholic schools, seminarians from St. Mary’s Seminary, married couples searching for spiritual support and young adult Catholics seeking community — the reach of the Shepherd’s Cup Golf Classic is broad and deep, and this year will be no exception.

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