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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

April 14, 2020

JOHNSON: Cooped up at home? How about exercising the ‘virtutes humanae’ muscles

While we do what we can to exercise our quads, hamstrings and glutes, we may want to look at how well we’re doing with exercising the major muscle group for living the Christian life.

April 14, 2020

JONES: Even in darkness and isolation, Easter comes

Like the first disciples, who were fearful not knowing what the future would bring, we also have gone through a darkness of not knowing. But Easter comes. Easter is here!

April 14, 2020

POMETTO: A strange Lent leading to an extraordinary Easter

Because of these “unlikely” events, I believe each of us now has a new perspective on what it must have been like for the first disciples.

April 14, 2020

WHITE: In Rome, living in the midst of a horror movie

Archdiocesan seminarian Joseph White shares his experience of living in Rome as the pandemic took hold of the Italian country.

March 27, 2020

Pope announces extraordinary 'urbi et orbi' blessing March 27

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said he will give an extraordinary blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) at 6 p.m. Rome time March 27.

March 27, 2020

The Pope's March 27 Homily at Extraordinary ‘Urbi et Orbi’ Blessing

“You ask us not to be afraid. Yet our faith is weak and we are fearful. But you, Lord, will not leave us at the mercy of the storm.”

March 27, 2020

COVID-19 is not God's judgment, but a call to live differently, pope says

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic is not God's judgment on humanity, but God's call on people to judge what is most important to them and resolve to act accordingly from now on, Pope Francis said.

March 25, 2020

Catholic Charities feeds hungry families and aids clients during pandemic

Workshop on importance of filling out U.S. census goes online

March 10, 2020

Archdiocese joins efforts to limit spread of coronavirus

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston joined other Catholic communities around the world in taking precautions to guard against the spread of the coronavirus and reminding parishioners to take commonsense steps related to hygiene in their personal lives.

March 10, 2020

Parishes, communities urged to participate in 2020 U.S. Census

For every man, woman or child not counted in the 2020 Census, Harris County stands to lose $10,000 in federal money over 10 years for each person missing in the tally. That translates into millions of dollars in lost services and opportunities for the community as a whole, according to Houston In Action, a coalition of more than 50 city and county organizations working together to ensure a complete count of the region’s population.

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