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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.”

April 10, 2012

Social Balance: From the pew to the public square

From time to time I am asked whether I consider myself a Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative. To wit, I typically reply, “I am a Roman Catholic.” Usually this results in a baffled expression on the part of the one making the inquiry, until I explain a bit further. Another question that is sometimes asked by fellow Catholics, “Who should I vote for?”

April 10, 2012

Catholic Clinic celebrates 90 years serving low income and uninsured Houstonians

When Frank Tate suffered a spell of gout a couple of years back, he knew he needed to see a doctor. Only trouble was he had neither a regular doctor nor health insurance. Fortunately, Tate, an Olympic boxing gold medalist and now a boxing and sports trainer, had a client who told him about a gem of a clinic for the uninsured.

April 10, 2012

VIRTUS keeps the ‘promise alive’ to protect children

What else can we do to keep all children safe? That pertinent question is answered in VIRTUS “Keeping the Promise Alive,” a refresher program for “Protecting God’s Children” for adults, which is required training for all parish and school employees and related ministry volunteers who took “Protecting God’s Children” in the years 2003 to 2005.

April 10, 2012

St. Thomas, Incarnate Word Academy help Joplin

During spring break, eight St. Thomas High School students and 12 Incarnate Word Academy students were joined by Marty Matulia, Philip Cuneo, Marcus Walden, ’04, and three chaperones from IWA for a mission trip to Joplin, Mo.

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