In his recent apostolic exhortation, Christus Vivit, Pope Francis writes: “Those who are single, even if not by their own choice … [must] remember that the first and most important vocation is the vocation we have received in Baptism” (267). The pope encourages single people to witness to this calling by pursuing holiness and personal growth.
Thousands of new Catholics were welcomed into the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil Masses throughout the Archdiocese on the evening of April 20 as they processed in holding lit candles into darkened churches.
Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz joined religious leaders of Buddhism, Judaism, Muslim and other faith denominations on the Day of Prayer May 2 to stand together in solidarity against acts of senseless violence.
The Amistad Movement is a national education campaign promoted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) that works to empower immigrants and local leaders to prevent human trafficking in their communities.
The Cardinal’s Circle members were recognized for their passion, commitment and generosity to Inner City Catholic School (ICCS) students and families at the annual Mass and Dinner of Thanksgiving on April 30.
About 1,000 Hispanic immigrant women will be congratulated by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo for participating in AMSIF classes that teach English, spiritual development, self-esteem, health exams and other topics on May 24. The crowd will also applaud 217 women graduating from the five-year program. AMSIF was founded by a group of Catholic laywomen in Mexico more than 40 years ago.
The universality of the Catholic Church is evident in the Archdiocese by the hundreds of thousands of Catholics from various ethnic groups across the globe that call the Houston-area home. One of 60 ministries supported by the annual Diocesan Services Fund (DSF), the Ethnic Ministries provides sacramental and pastoral care of the people of specific ethnic groups found within the Archdiocese.
Surrounded by the piney woods of Montgomery County, University of St. Thomas (UST) President Richard Ludwick announced the Catholic university’s intent to ‘push frontiers’ and establish a campus in Conroe.
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