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March 29, 2011

Archdiocese begins Pastoral Planning Process with ‘listening sessions’ (1)

This month, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston began a year-long Pastoral Planning Process. Daniel Cardinal DiNardo continues to invite all Catholics to participate in “listening sessions” to hear what the faithful appreciate and hope for in coming years.

March 29, 2011

Advocacy Day participants eager to lend voices

April 6 is “Catholic Faith in Action Advocacy Day,” when faithful from across the state will converge on the State Capitol in Austin to discuss important issues with Texas legislators. Participants will inform legislators about Catholic concerns regarding education, immigration, family life, health and human services and criminal justice reform. Recently, several faithful in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston took time to discuss with the Texas Catholic Herald the relevance of Advocacy Day and why they decided to get involved as they prepare to leave the pews of their home parishes and lend their voices to speak on behalf of those most in need.

March 29, 2011

Five minutes with Father Donald S. Nesti, C.S.Sp

Father Donald S. Nesti, C.S.Sp., founder and director of the Center for Faith and Culture at UST and a professor of theology at St. Mary’s Seminary, recently took time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions from the Texas Catholic Herald about his vocation as a priest and educator.

March 15, 2011

Archdiocese launches redesigned website with fresh look, more features

he redesigned Archdiocesan website,, has officially launched. The new features on this site — such as daily news, calendar events, blogs about the local Church and multimedia features — will help the Archdiocese widen its reach and share God's boundless love with all people.

March 15, 2011

Give to the Diocesan Services Fund

The annual appeal for the 2011 Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Diocesan Services Fund kicked off last month and is still underway. The theme is “He who hears you, hears Me” (Luke 10:16).

March 15, 2011

Mobile crisis pregnancy center offers women alternatives to Planned Parenthood facility

Through an inspired collaboration of supporters, a mobile pregnancy crisis center sponsored by a local chapter of the Knights of Columbus launched on Jan. 22.

March 15, 2011

Fasting, abstinence remain staple practices during Lenten season

The first part of a series on the three pillars of Lent: fasting, almsgiving and prayer.

March 15, 2011

5 minutes with ... Art and Ginger Otto

A regular feature on vocations in the Archdiocese

March 15, 2011

Hope in Renewal: Implementing the Roman Missal

The Office of Worship hosted nine workshops in February and early March to provide vision and formation for parishes planning for the implementation of the third edition of the Roman Missal.

March 15, 2011

Maritime ministry training gains perspective from long-time former seafarers turned ministers

Required to be gone months at a time from home and family, the seafaring profession is not for the faint of spirit, but many who choose the life never forget the hospitable welcomes received at port following a long journey.

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