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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

April 23, 2019

Bill protects babies born alive despite abortion attempts

Providing medical care for babies even if survival may be slim is so important to Monica Rivera, a Houston hospital social worker, that she traveled to Austin to testify before a legislative committee, bringing her three-year-old son as living proof.

April 23, 2019

Young adults serve as hands, feet of Christ in Houston

More than 200 young adults between the ages of 18 to 39 participated in the Archdiocesan Young Adult Day of Service, volunteering on Saturday, April 13.

April 23, 2019

ESTACIO: In a modern, digital age, the resurrection gives us hope

For 40 days and nights, Mother Church has invited us to repent through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. We walked with Jesus Christ through His life, suffering and death. I hope the season of Lent has been a fruitful one for you; and that it was a time to decrease, so that Jesus Christ can increase in your life.

April 23, 2019

JONES: We are an Easter people compelled to forgive

According to the liturgical calendar, the Catholic Church celebrates Easter up until the Feast of Pentecost. But we are an Easter people and as such we are called to celebrate all year long. What does it mean to be an Easter people?

April 23, 2019

From Carnegie Hall to Spring: Musical partnership joins for Houston-area concerts

On Sunday, April 28, the Archdiocesan Choir together with the Traditional Choir from Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church will present a sacred music concert featuring St. Paul, An Oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn.

April 23, 2019

Ancient Passion play stays fresh every 10 years in Germany

As churches around the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston during Easter season prepare their own Passion Plays of the life, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, an ancient production that started in Germany in 1633 continues its promise to God.

April 18, 2019

Be 'faithful witnesses' to your call, Cardinal DiNardo says at Chrism Mass

On Tuesday, April 16, at least 1,725 faithful attended the Mass presided by Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz to witness when all of the oils used in sacramental ministry throughout the 10-county Galveston-Houston Archdiocese were blessed and the Sacred Chrism was consecrated by Bishop Sheltz. Daniel Cardinal DiNardo preached the homily for the Mass and attended the entirety of the hours-long Mass in choir. The Chrism Mass was his first public-facing ministry appearance since suffering a mild stroke March 15 while leading the Stations of the Cross at the very same Co-Cathedral.

April 18, 2019

Holy Week: Pinnacle of the Church's liturgical year

With the celebration of Passion (Palm) Sunday this past weekend, the Church has begun its annual immersion into the mysteries of Holy Week. Christians around the world, from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome to local parish churches in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston are preparing to follow the Way of the Cross through the Passion, the Death and ultimately the Resurrection of the Lord.

April 15, 2019

Blaze erupts at Paris' iconic Notre Dame Cathedral; cause unknown

A major blaze engulfed the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral April 15, sending pillars of flame and billowing smoke over the center of the French capital.

April 9, 2019

Prayer turns to action at Texas Advocacy Day as 2,000 Catholics unite for Catholic Advocacy Day at State Capitol

Praying the Rosary under the rotunda of the State Capitol and singing “Ave Maria,” faithful from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston joined at least 2,000 Catholics in royal blue T-shirts that proclaimed Catholic Advocacy Day on March 26 in Austin.

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