For the last 95 years, volunteers have been working alongside clinic staff to drive the continued growth and success of the charity care clinic. The value of the total volunteer support provided to the clinic last year was more than $1 million – an enormous blessing for the charity, which receives no governmental funding of any kind.
As petitions for a Declaration of Nullity, commonly known as annulments, continue to rise in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, ministering to the faithful in these broken marriages is the main priority of the Metropolitan Tribunal.
With the celebration of Passion (Palm) Sunday this past weekend, the Church has begun its annual immersion into the mysteries of Holy Week. Christians around the world, from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome to local parish churches in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston are preparing to follow the Way of the Cross through the Passion, the Death and ultimately the Resurrection of the Lord.
The Galveston-Houston Knights of Columbus Charities will present Daniel Cardinal DiNardo’s tenth annual Sean and Kari Tracey’s Shepherd’s Cup Charity Golf Classic benefiting Catholic education, faith formation and St. Mary’s Seminary on Wednesday, April 18, at the Kingwood Country Club, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail.
As police investigated a series of package explosions in central Texas that killed two people and injured four others, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS of San Antonio and Bishop Joe Vásquez of Austin said their thoughts and prayers were with the victims and families and friends of those victimized by the explosions.
On Feb. 21, the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word (CCVI) and the CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare unveiled plans for the soon-to-be renovated St. Austin Community Center in Houston’s East End.
The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops has initiated a St. Joseph’s ministry to assist parishes and families in discerning how they can care for the biological, foster and adoptive families in our state’s child welfare system.
By the time this column is published, we will be in the middle of our Lenten season. Mother Church teaches us that our journey through Lent should include fasting, prayer and almsgiving. My decisions regarding prayer and almsgiving are no-brainers for me. But this year, I struggle with the fasting portion of this trio.
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