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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

June 12, 2012

Morkovsky films bring history to life with online archive

The breeze rustles the cassocks of the clergy gathered outside the cathedral for the installation of Bishop John L. Morkovsky in Amarillo in 1958. Eighth graders from St. Leo in San Antonio on a 1953 school picnic wade in a muddy creek under the watchful eyes of habited nuns perched on a fallen tree.

June 12, 2012

2012 Valedictorians and Salutatorians: A New Step

Graduation is upon us, and for high school seniors, this marks a new step in their lives. Just as first baby steps “graduate” a baby to a toddler, the senior class of 2012 graduates teens into a new phase of young adulthood.

June 12, 2012

FAQs on religious liberty

Religious liberty is the first liberty granted to us by God and protected in the First Amendment to our Constitution. It includes more than our ability to go to Mass on Sunday or pray the Rosary at home. It also encompasses our ability to contribute freely to the common good of all Americans.

June 12, 2012

Answering the call

Four courageous men follow the path to answer God's calling to the priesthood.

June 12, 2012

What does it mean to be called to be holy?

In the 1960s, the Roman Catholic Church declared that everyone is called to holiness. Every person. No exceptions.

May 22, 2012

Calling all young adults for Café Catholica 2012

Catholic young adults interact with one another, and share the Eucharist at annual summer series of talks.

May 22, 2012

End of school year good time for reflection

After working 32 years in public school education, Diane Zuccarini considers her current role as St. Francis of Assisi School principal to be a blessing, where every day starts with student-led prayers and praise dancing, and Gospel messages are implemented throughout the curriculum.

May 22, 2012

Given the power to evangelize

On Sunday, May 27, Catholic churches around the world will celebrate what is considered to be the birthday of the Church — Pentecost. The feast day, celebrated 50 days after Easter Sunday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the remaining 11 Apostles of Christ after the resurrection of Jesus.

May 22, 2012

A search for love, unity and understanding in the world

As the Catholic Church approaches the 50th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II, and the start of the “Year of Faith” in October 2012, there is a need for a recommitment to the Ecumenical and Interreligious movement and our search for understanding among religions.

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