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December 27, 2022

Churches called to ‘national reckoning of soul’ amid antisemitism crisis

Scholars of Jewish-Christian relations are urging churches in the U.S. to “a national reckoning of the soul” amid what they are describing as “the greatest crisis of public antisemitism in a century” in the U.S.

December 27, 2022

Pope reveals he prepared resignation letter in case of impairment

Pope Francis said he wrote a resignation letter in 2013, his first year in office, to be used in case he became physically or mentally impaired and unable to fulfill the duties of the papacy.

December 27, 2022

LUENSE: The scandal of particularity

One of the unique liturgical aspects of the Feast of the Nativity that we just celebrated is the fact that the Church has four distinct Masses for Christmas: The Vigil Mass, the Mass during the Night, the Mass at Dawn, and the Mass during the Day. Each of these four has its own set of readings and prayers.

December 27, 2022

TOROK: New Year’s Resolutions, exciting opportunities for newness

With 2023 approaching, one may be asking oneself: What will the new year bring? What do I want for the new year? What new year’s resolution will bring a positive change for myself and for my family?

December 27, 2022

KLOESEL: Praying for vocations makes a difference

In our own Archdiocese, it is no coincidence certain parishes that prioritize praying for vocations (among other things) have more vocations coming from those parishes.

December 27, 2022

ALVAREZ: ASL interpreted Sensory Friendly Mass to be held Jan. 14

We are called to take care of the most fragile and to also see the presence of Jesus in them, especially in the mission of welcoming and including persons with disabilities.

December 13, 2022

Christmas trees sprout memories, faith

With Christmas just weeks away, most church sanctuaries feature the evergreen tree, some towering above the altar and others humbly sprucing up space nearby.

December 13, 2022

1,000-plus dancers, supporters celebrate Houston’s 50th Virgen de Guadalupe festival

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in 1972 first began what has grown to become an Archdiocesan-wide celebration of La Virgen de Guadalupe Festival. The 50-year-old local event now draws more than 1,000 mostly Hispanic families and their dancers dressed in colorful costumes, including feathered regalia and rattling beads.

December 13, 2022

Catechizing and evangelizing the young Church into lifelong disciples of Christ

The first ministry of the Archdiocese oriented toward middle school and high school-aged Catholic youth was the Catholic Youth Organization, established in 1937.

December 13, 2022

‘Pattern of Hope’ celebrates, helps Catholic schools

Since the beginning of Catholic education in the Archdiocese, well over a century ago, Catholic schools in the greater Houston area have kept at the heart of their mission the importance of providing a quality, faith-based education and keeping it accessible, affordable and available to all who seek it.

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