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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.).

August 18, 2015

Parishes embrace spirituality of communion

Three years ago, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo outlined a plan on how Catholic people and parishes in the Archdiocese can move towards a future that embraces a spirituality of communion. Fast forward through group listening sessions where the faithful shared their pastoral hopes and needs, creation of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan, and the formation of Parish Action Plans, about 40 parishes have shared their successes embracing spirituality of communion. Recently, their 43 success stories were added to the Archdiocesan website under Pastoral Plan.

August 18, 2015

National Religious Retirement office gives $24M to orders in need

The National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) distributed $25 million in financial assistance to 394 religious communities across the country.

August 18, 2015

Local author’s new book encourages families to promote parish vocations

Rhonda Gruenewald, a parishioner at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, took inspiration from Pope Francis, who said “No vocation is born of itself or lives for itself. A vocation flows from the heart of God and blossoms in the good soil of faithful people,” and wrote “Hundredfold, A Guide to Parish Vocation Ministry” in an effort to encourage and develop vocation ministries in every parish.

August 18, 2015

Fount of the Church’s power flows through Liturgy

Last year, Pope Francis called for a renewed commitment to Vatican II’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, which defines the Liturgy as “the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed... the fount from which all the Church’s power flows” (CSL 10). The pope called for a renewal in the “commitment to receive and implement” the document’s teaching in a fuller manner.

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