The Palliative Care and Spirituality for Life conference, held Sept. 17 at the Houston Methodist Research Institute, was a joint project of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life, Houston Methodist, and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with participation by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
The 51 inches of rain had happened almost 52 weeks ago. Even so, Father Richard Barker vested himself just as he would for any other Mass. But this time, nearly a year after Hurricane Harvey decimated the Texas Gulf Coast, he and the parishioners of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Huffman could gather as a church community in their own church building.
At a time when statistics tell us many teens are falling away from their faith, we are blessed in our Archdiocese to see a young Church come alive through both parish life and our Catholic schools. The personal journey of faith for teens begins with an encounter, and that encounter leads to action.
Mirar las plantas y los árboles en los arduos veranos de Houston es una de las cosas más tristes que tengo que soportar en esta época del año. Me da pena levantar las plantas muertas, las que una vez fueron bellas explosiones de color y que ahora son solo palos marrones. Como pequeños marcadores de tumbas que proclaman al mundo: “¡algo que una vez vivió aquí!”
“Y ellos se detuvieron, con el semblante triste.” (Lucas 24, 17b) Con esta actitud los encuentra Jesús cuando se aproxima a los caminantes de Emaús. ¿Te imaginas cómo se sentían? ¿Qué pasaba por su mente viendo que todo aparentemente había terminado?
The Catholic Church holds firm in its belief that the family unit or “domestic Church” is the building block or principle cell of a just society. Maintaining the health of the family, where each member is encouraged to grow in faith and become a witness of the Gospel in his/her day-to-day life, will bring new life and hope to the domestic Church. And it all begins in the home.
Founded in 2010, the mission of The Cardinal’s Circle is to help Inner City Catholic Schools maintain a standard of academic excellence in curriculum and staff. The Cardinal’s Circle also helps these 13 schools provide tuition assistance required by a large portion of their student population.
Starting this month, Annunciation Catholic Church in downtown Houston begins a full year of celebrations recognizing its 150th anniversary as a “crown jewel” of Houston and the “mother” church of all Catholic parishes in Houston.
More than 2,000 deacons and their wives from around the U.S. gave a standing ovation to Daniel Cardinal DiNardo at the National Diaconate Congress as he congratulated them on the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the diaconate, urging them to be “emissaries” of service to priests, their churches and the vulnerable of their communities.
View an online calendar of upcoming events held by parishes, ministries and organizations Around the Archdiocese and find out how to submit event information for upcoming issues of the Texas Catholic Herald.