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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.

November 12, 2013

Parish action plan progress topic of meeting

Representatives from parishes around the Archdiocese met recently at All Saints Catholic Church in Houston to listen, share and celebrate their early successes in developing parish action plans in support of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan.

November 12, 2013

Our Lady of Czestochowa: Poland’s Black Madonna

The icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa has been intimately associated with Poland for the past 600 years and is an integral part of Polish culture and identity.

November 12, 2013

Catholic schools gearing up for 2014 Steps for Students 5K

Runners, walkers and supporters of Catholic education are already gearing up for the ninth annual Steps for Students 5K Run, set for Feb. 15, 2014.

November 12, 2013

Conference highlights needs of disabled in the Church

Cindi Swanson, of Naperville, Ill., is among those who had come from far and wide to attend the three-day National Catholic Partnership on Disability conference Nov. 1 to 3.

October 29, 2013

Celebration of Jubilees – a gathering of ‘saints past and present’

Forty-three religious sisters, priests and deacon gathered for the annual Archdiocesan Celebration of Jubilees at All Saints Catholic Church on Oct. 13.

October 29, 2013

Catholic Charities programs assist victims of domestic abuse

“Elise,” escaping an abusive relationship, ended up homeless without a job, money or support. After living in her car, and later a shelter, for several weeks, she found her way to the Catholic Charities transitional housing program.

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