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November 26, 2013

They come from all walks of life, faith and even by sea

As the only survivor of the original staff and volunteers that founded the Houston Seafarers Center in 1968, Father Rivers A. Patout has been a fixture in that community for 45 years, and counting.

November 26, 2013

Catholic Charities: Consider adopting children in foster care

On the Thanksgiving holiday, many gather with friends and family to celebrate all the things for which they are grateful. But for the children in foster care waiting to be adopted, they have less to be thankful for.

November 26, 2013

St. Dominic pastor departs from hometown in Philippines just before typhoon arrives

Like every year, Father Roger Estorque traveled to his home in Dao, Capiz in the Phillipines for his annual family visit. The St. Dominic Church pastor had arrived on Oct. 21.

November 26, 2013

Our Lady of Akita: The crying statue

A wooden statue of the Madonna that literally shed blood, sweat and tears, and issued an urgent warning to repent in messages to a deaf Japanese sister in the 1970s constitute the apparition of Our Lady of Akita.

November 26, 2013

Second collection on Dec. 7-8 helps religious communities

The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be Dec. 7 to 8 in parishes around the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

November 26, 2013

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe: The sights and sounds of ancient Mexican tradition to fill downtown

Drums, costumes, music and dancing of centuries-old Mexican tradition will fill the streets of downtown Houston on Dec. 8 — all in an expression of devotion and thanksgiving to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patroness of the Americas.

November 12, 2013

Give thanks by sharing your time

Thanksgiving is almost here. For many, it is a day of food, family and football, plus the anticipation of shopping sales on Black Friday.

November 12, 2013

When children do the crime, it’s time for love

Could it be true that the only person who has visited her since she was sentenced by the courts to a juvenile detention center for a crime she committed was a volunteer from the Special Youth Services (SYS) ministry? And, maybe, through these weekly one-on-one visits to her cell, she has truly grasped for the first time in her life what it means to be loved and forgiven by God?

November 12, 2013

Local religious leaders focus on immigration policy reform

Passing immigration policy reform that can lead to citizenship, and protects the country’s borders, is better than addressing border control alone, local leaders of various religious faiths emphasized at an October news conference.

November 12, 2013

Year of Faith comes to a close Nov. 24

“The door of faith is always open for us” is how then-Pope Benedict XVI began his letter announcing a Year of Faith for the Catholic Church. The Year of Faith, a reminder and invitation for a “renewed conversion to the Lord,” will come to a close on Nov. 24, the feast of Christ the King.

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