The Texas Catholic Herald

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

September 11, 2018

Giving new life to the domestic Church

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.

September 11, 2018

The Cardinal’s Circle provides Inner City Catholic School students a path toward success

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.

September 11, 2018

Annunciation parish marks sesquicentennial year

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.

September 11, 2018

DiNardo congratulates deacons on 50 years of service, urging expansion for future

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.

September 11, 2018

Early childhood conference attracts record crowd

A record crowd of more than 300 people who work in early childhood ministries across the Archdiocese attended the recent annual conference, titled “Let the Children Come,” to hear from experts on a range of subjects, from effective discipline and intentional teaching to developing a conscience and addressing different learning styles.

September 11, 2018

Bishop McCarthy was a ‘true son of the Church’

Bishop John E. McCarthy, who served in Houston and Austin and provided national leadership for the Church in its work to address systemic poverty, died Aug. 18 at his home in Austin surrounded by his family. He was 88.

September 11, 2018

After Harvey, St. Francis of Assisi still seeks to be instruments of peace, learning

In the Kashmere Gardens neighborhood just off 610 East, where Hunting Bayou had once overflowed and rushed into the parish church and school, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School students in pre-K to eighth grade are back in the classroom.

September 11, 2018

Post-Harvey aid tallied along Texas Gulf Coast, with help continuing

The KCs worked with the Houston Food Bank, as well as the Archdiocese’s network of social service agencies like Catholic Charities, San José Clinic and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, joining efforts of the Knights of Peter Claver and hundreds of parishes and parishioners across the Archdiocese in the months after Hurricane Harvey.

August 27, 2018

One year after Harvey, Houston welcomes World Youth Day Cross, icon

The two symbols of World Youth Day, the massive international celebration of the Catholic faith with young adults to be held in Panama in January with Pope Francis, visited the Archdiocese nearly one year to the day since Hurricane Harvey came ashore in 2017. The storm devastated several dioceses along the Texas Gulf Coast, including Reyna’s Corpus Christi, Victoria, Galveston-Houston and Beaumont.

August 14, 2018

Back to School 2018

Return to class, normalcy mark the start of successful new academic year

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