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April 24, 2012

Faithful servant: An interview with Bishop George Sheltz

The Vatican’s Feb. 21 announcement that George Arthur Sheltz was to be the next auxiliary bishop of Galveston-Houston honors not only a man born and bred in the Bayou City, but one whose family has served the local Church for generations.

April 24, 2012

A vocation to the priesthood born from prayers, support of Sheltz, Frank families

If it takes a village to raise a child, it could be said it takes a church to raise a future bishop.

April 24, 2012

Friends of Bishop-elect Sheltz share wishes, reminiscences from the heart

Over the last four decades, Bishop Sheltz has crossed paths with countless Catholics across the Archdiocese, from parishioners to friends to colleagues at the many places he has worked and served.

April 24, 2012

A quick guide to the ordination of a new bishop

How is a priest ordained a bishop? Here’s a quick play-by-play of key highlights of the upcoming Mass of Ordination for Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz.

April 24, 2012

Saintly inspiration

While Bishop-elect Sheltz has many family and friends as companions on his faith journey, there are certain saints who he also looks to as models of holiness. Who inspires our next auxiliary bishop? Bishop-elect Sheltz named five men and women whose lives encourage him.

April 24, 2012

Bishop-elect Sheltz has ‘walked the talk’ in Catholic school education

Sister Brendan O’Donnell’s favorite “George Sheltz story” starts and ends with a twist.

April 24, 2012

Bishop Sheltz to the Archdiocese …Uncle George to us

For a majority of teenagers, the most intimate experience they have with a bishop is during the conferring of the Sacrament of Confirmation. But there are at least two youth within the Archdiocese who can say to our new auxiliary bishop, “Hey, Uncle George!”

April 10, 2012

Join Bishop-elect Sheltz at his first Masses of Thanksgiving

All the Masses of Thanksgiving to be celebrated by Bishop-elect George A. Sheltz have been confirmed for this spring. The public is welcome to attend any of these Masses.

April 10, 2012

Un nuevo comienzo

El Santo Padre Benedicto XVI, en un discurso pronunciado a más de 10,000 peregrinos que se reunieron en la plaza de San Pedro, dijo, “con María inicia la vida terrena de Jesús, y con ella comienzan también los primeros pasos de la Iglesia… Ella siguió con discreción todo el camino de su Hijo durante la vida pública hasta los pies de la cruz, y ahora acompaña, con una oración silenciosa, el camino de la Iglesia.”

April 10, 2012

Family Life: A New Beginning

Pope Benedict XVI, addressing more than 10,000 pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square on March 14, said, “it was with Mary that Jesus’ earthly life began, and it was with her that the Church took its first steps… she discreetly followed her Son’s journey during His public life, even unto the foot of the cross. Then, with silent prayer, she continued to follow the progress of the Church.”

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