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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

August 14, 2018

Hurricane prep training at three churches regionally – What went well in Harvey?

With year-old memories of Hurricane Harvey floods as fresh as some repairs at local churches and homes, the Archdiocese hosted three regional hurricane preparation training workshops for church employees and volunteers July 10, 11 and 12.

August 14, 2018

Doing the ordinary with extraordinary love: Our Lady of St. John

Nestled on the east side of the city of Houston sits Our Lady of St. John Catholic Church. This parish was initially an extension of Our Lady of Sorrows when in 1958 the decision was made to create its building and start a “church family.” Sixty years later, with approximately 800 registered parishioners from 300 families.

August 14, 2018

Faithful become instruments of mercy close to home through DSF

The 2018 Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) launched in February continues to make its mark in the Archdiocese as the faithful participate and become instruments of mercy close to home.

August 14, 2018

‘You’re chosen,’ Cardinal DiNardo tells teens at youth conference

More than 2,100 teens — from 89 parishes in the Archdiocese, one Catholic high school and one parish from McKinney, Texas — turned out for the annual conference held in downtown Houston on July 20 to 23.

August 14, 2018

‘Upon this rock, I will build my Church’ symbolic and literal with St. Peter

Two Houston men shared a journey through centuries of history and a decades-long archaeological dig under the Vatican to unveil a story reminiscent of adventurer archeologist Indiana Jones complete with German Nazis in Rome.

August 14, 2018

Praying as a witness present in the Holy Spirit

As a teenager, I found myself struggling to pray. I balanced school, football, volunteering and some responsibilities at home. I was also a loud kid, who spoke loudly, watched the TV loudly and loved loud music. Whether it was a busy schedule or because I just couldn’t quiet myself down, I found it hard to pray.

August 14, 2018

MCNEILLIE: How to get lots and lots of priests, sisters and nuns

If we want to create a culture of vocations, we need to start with a culture of discipleship. If we want lots of priests and nuns, we have to start with helping our youth have a personal relationship with Jesus.

August 14, 2018

ERICKSON: St. Joseph of Cupertino - Back to school saint

There are so many saints for college students to aid them in their studies. What is surprising is that not all of the saints were educated, but they were certainly holy.

August 14, 2018

JONES: The classic role of the modern-day family

The Catholic Church has been emphasizing the importance of the role of the family in evangelization and catechesis for some time now. The family may have a different role than the Church, but they have a common task: the creation of Catholic Christian disciples.

July 10, 2018

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel comes to life-size display in Houston, now through Sept. 3

Deep colors and sweeping Scriptural scenes soar through the ceiling and walls of downtown Houston’s Corinthian event center, bringing Rome to Texas in an exhibition of Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel reproductions through Sept. 3

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