The Texas Catholic Herald

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

October 24, 2017

Need for pastoral visitors on the rise with growth in regional healthcare institutions

In the Texas Medical Center alone, currently nine priests provide pastoral care and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, and the Eucharist to the Catholic patients and hospital staff. Sixty trained pastoral visitors assist them by providing the Eucharist and pastoral care. The Catholic Chaplains Corps is one of 60 ministries supported by the Diocesan Services Fund (DSF).

October 24, 2017

Knights’ principles a father-son matter during Harvey rescues

For these heroic acts of bravery, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson presented the Caritas Award to Paul and Jacob Cortez during a visit to Bishop Byrne Council 2077 in Houston Sept. 23. The award, named after the first principle of the Knights of Columbus, recognizes extraordinary works of charity and service, and bears the image of the Good Samaritan.

October 24, 2017

Holy Cross Chapel welcomes new director, celebrates 35th anniversary

Father Frank Vera joins the mission at Holy Cross Chapel and Resource Center, located at 905 Main St., as the new director.

October 24, 2017

Fátima message a century later: Repent and pray; Fatima statue, JP2 relics to tour Archdiocese

The events of Fátima, Portugal between May 13 and October 13, 1917 are still fascinating and significant for Catholic devotional life.

October 17, 2017

Emotion to Empathy: How young people approach pro-life issues

There is a fairly good chance that if you are reading this newspaper you are aware of the Catholic Church’s passionate and unremitting stance on the dignity of life. Life is a gift, and the Giver is good. The majority of young people today know this perhaps even more instinctively then previous generations.

October 11, 2017

Caring for persons with disabilities recognized as weakest enhances humanity

As described in Evangelium Vitae, our primary task must be to accept, love and serve all our brothers and sisters. As Catholics, we recognize that is those who are weakest who have the greatest right to our service.

October 10, 2017

When bottled water and batteries are not enough: human relationships nourish the soul

Surviving a disaster is different for everyone. No two people will experience it in the same way. Though our experiences are uniquely individual, we survived Harvey collectively, as members of cities and as parishioners of faith communities.

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