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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

July 14, 2020

‘Three Amigos’ reunite for Juneteenth civil rights discussion, commemoration

Longtime Houston faith and civil rights leaders Rabbi Emeritus Samuel Karff of Congregation Beth Israel, and Reverend William Lawson, Pastor Emeritus of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston, joined Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza for a frank discussion on justice, equality and respect.

July 14, 2020

St. Mary’s Seminary welcomes new rector

Building on legacy and welcoming the challenges of the future, Father Eurel S.P. Manzano, is the new rector of St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston. Father Manzano hopes that St. Mary’s can serve as an exemplar of both priestly and ongoing formation — locally and nationwide.

July 14, 2020

Locked-down, but not locked-out: Correctional  Ministries still at work during the pandemic

The lockdown became a “lock-out” for all clergy, Chancery staff and lay volunteers serving the inmates and ex-offenders in correctional facilities, including both TDCJ and County, and transition houses associated with the Office of Correctional Ministries of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

July 14, 2020

SAMUELS: Acknowledging sins of racism leads to healing

Catholics of African descent all over the nation have been calling for an end to racism and racial justice after the killing of George Floyd. The cry for racial justice is being declared by the Catholic Church leaders as well.

July 14, 2020

BARROW: The sin of racism and the stain that remains

If the grievous fault, the sin of racism is to be adequately addressed, let it begin with you.

July 14, 2020

HENRITZE: Young peoples’ reality and the Church’s response

In 20 years, no one will look back and say that today’s young people do not know what it means to grow up with adversity and uncertainty.

July 14, 2020

OCHOA: God’s all-embracing love is without borders

The great love of Jesus is both a comfort and a challenge as we face the loss of life and lifestyle due to the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus.

July 14, 2020

PARSONS: Evangelization - Planting seeds of faith

As summer beings and we work out in our yards, planting flowers and, maybe, planting vegetables, we are reminded of new life. Evangelization is a lot like planting seeds in your garden.

July 14, 2020

OCHOA: El amor de Dios que todo lo supera

Es un día dedicado a la devoción del amor de Dios hacia la humanidad simbolizado con la representación física del Corazón de Jesús. “Es un amor que supera todo conocimiento”, declara el Papa Francisco en su homilía para la fiesta. “Así de grande es el amor de Dios, como el mar, sin orillas, sin fondo, sin límites”.

June 9, 2020

Mural remains an icon of fight against racism

Even as dark clouds rained on demonstrations and protests that moved through the Third Ward, a colorful mural at the Catholic Newman Center at Texas Southern University stood as a bright icon of hope calling for an end to all racism and prejudice.

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