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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

October 9, 2018

COOK: The Gift of Sight - What will we actually see

In Mark’s Gospel very few outsiders are given names and, of the multitudes who were healed, the second occurrence of two blind people who encountered Jesus is the only one that has that privilege: Bartimaeus. This miraculous account also stands out because it is the last public healing Mark spends time on; it’s the end of a journey, and we now head toward Jerusalem.

October 9, 2018

Fruits of V Encuentro nourishing spirit of laypersons, bishops alike

The National V Encuentro unfolded with God’s perfect timing Sept. 20 to 23, lifting up more than 3,200 mostly Hispanic lay ministers and 150 bishops from across the country who consoled the crowd and in turn were comforted themselves with thunderous chants of “We love you!”

October 9, 2018

Galveston-Houston parishes join seminaries in praying for reparations, healing for the Church

Parishes from across the Archdiocese are dealing with the crisis in various ways, at the discretion of their pastors, while others are having Masses, panel discussions and special times for prayers and adorations.

October 9, 2018

Panel explores effects, causes of immigration issues

When Edrina Villagomez’s parents came to the U.S. illegally, they achieved the dream of her grandfather: to come to ‘El Norte,’ the North, and live and work in the U.S. A senior international studies major, Villagomez understands and lives the sacrifices her family had to make in order to bring that dream to reality.

October 9, 2018

Angela House: A safe community of hope, healing for women after incarceration

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice estimates that each year approximately 25 percent of the 11,000 women released from its prisons, and state and country jail systems, return to the Houston area. Traditionally, a limited number of resources has been available to help these women successfully transition back into society after incarceration.

September 25, 2018

Sept. 29 Liturgy honors law enforcement officers, personnel

Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz will preside the annual Blue Mass honoring all law enforcement, criminal justice personnel, support staff and their families

September 25, 2018

NGUYEN: New catechetical year signals starts season of blessings

Around this time of the year every parish, big and small, is starting a new season by planting a spiritual field of seeds which, with great care, will yield a rich harvest of faith in the hearts of the faithful, especially the young. This is the season of blessings. What a prospect to witness many laborers in God’s vineyard tirelessly tilling the ground, preparing the seeds and faithfully nurturing the parishioners’ spiritual growth throughout the year!

September 25, 2018

In His Light: See that you do not despise one of these little ones

One would affirm the belief with the power and grace of the Blessed Trinity guiding Holy Mother the Church that we would be safe from all harm, division and scandal in spite of our human deformities. However, once again we are finding ourselves submerged in a turbulent sea of embarrassment, calamity and tribulation.

September 25, 2018

A Survivor’s story: ‘I weep, but I stay and I serve’

Make no mistake about it, not only is this a moral failure on the part of those priests and bishops involved, it is a criminal act. I weep. I weep for the children, adolescents and for their families and loved ones. I weep knowing of the lifelong physical and psychological scars frequently caused by abuse. As a survivor myself I bear those scars.

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