Cynthia Colbert, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, has been selected to join an elite network of more than 6,300 women as a member of the Leadership Texas Class of 2019.
With the rough-and-tumble Priests vs. Seminarians Basketball game having the collars win the past two years, the younger guys in training may be out for blood this year, said organizers of the March 23 event.
These past three years of devastating drought in Central America have destroyed crops of corn and beans, leaving families starving and causing Guatemala to declare a state of emergency, said Catholic Relief Services officials. They are asking parishes to participate in its Lenten Rice Bowl campaign to raise funds for the “poorest of the poor."
When it comes to the quality of care of Americans age 65 and over, the Office of Aging Ministry of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston takes to heart the words of wisdom by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI: “It’s beautiful to be old… The quality of a society, I’d say a civilization, is judged by how well it treats its elderly.”
Beginning the morning discussing “a way of life in the light of faith,” The University of St. Thomas (UST) Donald S. Nesti, CSSp, Center for Faith and Culture (CFC) celebrated 25 years with a breakfast on Feb. 27 at the UST Campus.
Forty high school students from St. Agnes Academy, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory and the Emery/Weiner School spent two days learning about Catholicism, Judaism and how to put their religious values into action together at the Lowenstein Foundation Catholic-Jewish Youth Summit Feb. 20 and 21.
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