At its annual gathering, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), led by Galveston-Houston archbishop and USCCB president Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, was a time devoted primarily to the church sex abuse crisis, intent prayer, and frank discussion.
The mission of The Cardinal’s Circle is to help Inner City Catholic Schools maintain a standard of academic excellence in curriculum and staff, and provide tuition assistance required by a large portion of their student population.
Adult leaders that help evangelize and form the faithful in parishes across the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston also find themselves personally drawn into deeper communion with Christ and those with whom they serve.
I want to share one of the many lessons with which I came back: the real spirituality of communion between the host community and the refugee community. Spirituality of communion has been the theme of our Archdiocesan pastoral plan for the past several years and I was able to experience it firsthand on a large scale.
A few years ago a parent shared with me that her young adult son, who has an intellectual disability, advised her at the end of Mass that “we cannot go yet” because they had not sung the Gloria! Her son was correct that the Gloria had not been sung precisely because it was the first Sunday in Advent.
“Planning today for our tomorrows” has recently been added to the Office of Aging Ministry’s emphasis on education for end-of-life care. End-of-life care is a term used to describe the support and medical care given to a person during the last part of their lives.
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