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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

March 14, 2023

10 years with Pope Francis: Pope from ‘ends of the earth’ brings new style to Rome

Right from the start, upon his election in 2013, 10 years ago, Pope Francis presented a whole new style of being pontiff.

March 14, 2023

MILESTONES: Higgins, Mendenhall receive landmark awards

The Southwest Liturgical Conference gave the 2023 'Faithful Servant' award to Sandy Higgins, while Trinidad Mendenhall received the 2023 Spirit of Francis Award from the Catholic Extension.

March 14, 2023

Jonathan Roumie’s Lent: fasting, sharing faith, and a new film on the ‘Jesus people’

This Lent, Jonathan Roumie has a full plate at work — and an empty one at home, he told OSV News, thanks to some “heavy fasting” he plans to undertake between now and Easter.

March 14, 2023

MASTRANGELO: St. Joseph is an example of all men to be fathers

God revealed this to me through St. Joseph and some men that modeled their lives after him. When I needed a father, I had men to be a father for me.

March 14, 2023

BARROW: We are Capex Dei - Capacity for God

When we pray to God, let us pray well, often and with confidence because we have Capex Dei - Capacity for God - to do so.

March 14, 2023

ALVAREZ: Agape = Love = Charity

Especially during Lent, we are invited to love - agape - and, in turn, show that charity to our close ones and to everyone we encounter.

March 13, 2023

'Fraternity, tears, smiles': Pope shares hopes for the future

In interviews focused on the 10th anniversary of his election, Pope Francis insisted it is not his task to make an accounting of what he has or has not accomplished since March 13, 2013.

March 8, 2023

Cardinal DiNardo adds some spiritual ‘meat’ to St. Patrick’s Day dispensations

With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Lenten Friday this year, many U.S. bishops have joined Daniel Cardinal DiNardo in issuing dispensations from abstinence on March 17, allowing the faithful to enjoy the Irish American tradition of eating corned beef (or ham) and cabbage in good conscience.

February 28, 2023

Pope: Synodal and Lenten journeys require effort, sacrifice, focusing on God

Tradition is a source of inspiration for seeking out new paths to take with Jesus and for avoiding the traps of stagnation or impromptu experimentation, Pope Francis said.

February 28, 2023

Be an ‘image of the Gospel,’ Cardinal DiNardo tells 45 new permanent deacons

At two separate Masses, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo ordained 45 new permanent deacons — 23 on Feb. 17 and another 22 on Feb. 18 — at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart after they “were found worthy” by their pastors and parishes.

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