Hundreds gathered — according to social distance guidelines, of course — for the Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood of Father Mark Hebert and Father Thuc Nguyen on June 6 at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.
On June 27 and July 9, a group from St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church stood near the corner of Westheimer and the Sam Houston Tollway to “be a visual reminder to the world that racism is a horrific sin.”
When the main worries are paying rent, keeping healthy and providing food for the family, participating in the 2020 Census may not be a high priority for some parishioners no matter how important it is in bringing millions of dollars to the community. But Church officials say they are working hard to increase participation in the Census despite the pandemic.
Cuando las principales preocupaciones son el pago de la renta, mantenerse saludables y dar de comer a la familia, la participación en el Censo del 2020 puede no ser una gran prioridad para algunos feligreses aunque dicha participación tenga gran importancia a la hora de aportar millones de dólares a la comunidad. Pero los dirigentes eclesiásticos dicen que están esforzándose para aumentar la participación en el Censo a pesar de la pandemia.
Longtime Houston faith and civil rights leaders Rabbi Emeritus Samuel Karff of Congregation Beth Israel, and Reverend William Lawson, Pastor Emeritus of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston, joined Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza for a frank discussion on justice, equality and respect.
Building on legacy and welcoming the challenges of the future, Father Eurel S.P. Manzano, is the new rector of St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston. Father Manzano hopes that St. Mary’s can serve as an exemplar of both priestly and ongoing formation — locally and nationwide.
The lockdown became a “lock-out” for all clergy, Chancery staff and lay volunteers serving the inmates and ex-offenders in correctional facilities, including both TDCJ and County, and transition houses associated with the Office of Correctional Ministries of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
Catholics of African descent all over the nation have been calling for an end to racism and racial justice after the killing of George Floyd. The cry for racial justice is being declared by the Catholic Church leaders as well.
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