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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

April 9, 2019

CASTILLO: Confession - Frequent encounters with Christ

It is very common for good people to come to me and say, “I don’t feel very close to God, and I don’t know what to do.” My first response is usually to ask, “How long has it been since your last Confession?”

April 9, 2019

CIESIELSKI: A spirituality for the end of life

Last week, as I cradled in my hands the receptacle with my brother Dominic’s cremated remains, I pondered his life in the brevity of human existence – a “puff of smoke” that is here today and gone tomorrow (James 4:14). His 67 years of earthly life used up, taken by cancer; he was now with our heavenly Father.

April 9, 2019

ROMAN-PAVAJEAU: Family - What to learn during Lent?

In one of these Lent season’s Gospel readings, Jn. 8:21-30, Jesus was clear to say: “You belong to what is below, I belong to what is above. You belong to this world, but I do not belong to this world. That is why I told you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I AM, you will die in your sins.”

April 9, 2019

ROMAN-PAVAJEAU: Familia - ¿Qué aprender durante la Cuaresma?

“En uno de los Evangelios de esta época litúrgica, Jn. 8:21-30 Jesús tenía claridad al decir: “Y les dijo: Vosotros sois de abajo, yo soy de arriba; vosotros sois de este mundo, yo no soy de este mundo. 24 Por eso os dije que moriréis en vuestros pecados; porque si no creéis que yo soy, en vuestros pecados moriréis.”

April 9, 2019

HERRERA: ¿Cómo evangelizar en esta cuaresma?

Hace unos años atrás una persona me pregunto lo siguiente, “¿Cómo hago para despertar el interés de la fe en los demás?” Una pregunta muy acertada para nuestros tiempos, pero también una pregunta que requiere profundizar ya que no hay respuestas sencillas debido a varios factores. ¿Cuántas veces vemos los templos llenos los miércoles de ceniza pero semivacíos durante los domingos? Hace unos años atrás una persona me pregunto lo siguiente, “¿Cómo hago para despertar el interés de la fe en los demás?” Una pregunta muy acertada para nuestros tiempos, pero también una pregunta que requiere profundizar ya que no hay respuestas sencillas debido a varios factores. ¿Cuántas veces vemos los templos llenos los miércoles de ceniza pero semivacíos durante los domingos?

April 3, 2019

Archdiocesan Chrism Mass set for April 16

Every year during Holy Week, the faithful of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston are invited to gather for the celebration of the Chrism Mass — one of the most solemn and significant events of the liturgical year.

April 2, 2019

A closer look at Christus Vivit

The Vatican released Pope Francis's newest post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation, or a pastoral message, to young people and to the entire people of God on April 2.

April 2, 2019

12 Things Pope Francis is telling Young People (and others, too)

On March 29, Pope Francis signed his new apostolic exhortation — called “Christus Vivit,” or “Christ Lives” in English — inside of The Basilica of the Holy House during a visit to Loreto on Italy’s coastline. His reflections of the 2018 Synod of Bishops on Young people, the Faith and Vocational discernment, found in the exhortation, come nearly six months after the landmark event began.

March 26, 2019

Cardinal DiNardo recovering from stroke as efforts to bring healing continue after Co-Cathedral, parishes hold Way of the Cross services

On March 20, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo was discharged from St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston and was transferred to a rehabilitation program. Doctors expect him to make a full recovery, according to a statement from the Archdiocese released that day.

March 26, 2019

Lent: Pause, acknowledge, improve, act

Lent is not merely a season of mourning or sorrow; those words are too simplistic to capture the complexity of who we are today. Rather, this is a season of awareness — not only of what we have and have not done, but of our heritage that must give way to a renewed culture.

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