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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

September 8, 2020

Laura’s wreckage too close and too familiar

Meris Bridger has seen hurricane damage before, but never to her own family’s home. She spent time in New Orleans helping renovate after Hurricane Katrina 15 years ago, but the place she spent holiday celebrations for decades now had a massive pine tree that split the home in two like a log.

September 8, 2020

New pastoral ministry brings spiritual care to the traumatized

When people lose those close to them or see their homes destroyed by flood or other disasters, that forces them into a shelter. While there, many of them need someone to listen to them, said priests and deacons who serve on a newly formalized ministry recently approved by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo.

September 8, 2020

Preach the Gospel at all times: 'Capernuam,' a new LMS system, brings catechetical training to new fronts

The Archdiocese is using a new, more efficient and affordable way to manage training — Capernaum. Built on learning management software (LMS), Capernaum provides on-demand access to register and manage training options.

September 8, 2020

Hispanic Ministry brings greatest gifts to God, fosters good in universal Church

With close to 2.4 million Hispanics and Latinos currently living in the Houston area, this growing segment of the Catholic population continues to bring its greatest gifts to the Lord through the evangelizing mission of the universal Church.

September 8, 2020

CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic hosts Back to School bash

“Online classes are okay, but I miss my friends,” is the most common sentiment heard from students who came for a free sports physical at CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic (CPOLC) Aug. 7.

September 8, 2020

Cardinal DiNardo tells new Beaumont bishop that closeness to Jesus and the local Church will guide his leadership

Surrounded by brother priests, bishops, clergy, family and friends, Bishop David L. Toups became the newest and sixth bishop to lead the Diocese of Beaumont. Daniel Cardinal DiNardo served as the homilist and principal consecrator for the Mass of Episcopal Ordination and Installation of Bishop Toups at the St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica in Beaumont Aug. 21.

September 8, 2020

In wake of Kenosha violence, U.S. bishops call for day of prayer, fasting against racism

Sept. 9, feast of St. Peter Claver, a day of spiritual work against racism

September 8, 2020

Makers of sacramental wine, altar bread suffer economic hit due to pandemic

With the global pandemic practically shutting everything down for months, the sacramental wine and altar bread business has suffered like other businesses in the country, with COVID-19 preventing most indoor public celebrations of the Mass.

September 8, 2020

ADAMS: Helping youth enter into civilized debate

We can all agree that political debate has turned into political hate with the old rules of decency and mutual respect for dialogue and opinion being thrown out over the past few years.

September 8, 2020

Famed Italian tenor sings two songs in new ‘Fatima’ movie

Most movie patrons head for the exits once they see the closing credits start rolling. Those who do that after watching “Fatima,” though, will miss not one, but two songs performed by the famed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, a Catholic.

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