On March 29, Pope Francis signed his new apostolic exhortation — called “Christus Vivit,” or “Christ Lives” in English — inside of The Basilica of the Holy House during a visit to Loreto on Italy’s coastline. His reflections of the 2018 Synod of Bishops on Young people, the Faith and Vocational discernment, found in the exhortation, come nearly six months after the landmark event began.
On March 20, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo was discharged from St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston and was transferred to a rehabilitation program. Doctors expect him to make a full recovery, according to a statement from the Archdiocese released that day.
Lent is not merely a season of mourning or sorrow; those words are too simplistic to capture the complexity of who we are today. Rather, this is a season of awareness — not only of what we have and have not done, but of our heritage that must give way to a renewed culture.
About 400 local faithful gathered at the second Father Matteo Ricci, SJ, Dinner at Ocean Palace Restaurant on March 5 to enjoy a night of Chinese culture and to support the mission of the Spiritan China Education Fund for Advanced Formation.
To help awaken the call of the Holy Spirit in the lives of young men and women discerning a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life, the Office of Vocations of the Archdiocese creates a variety of spaces for them to encounter the Lord to discover His call in their lives.
Listening to someone’s life experiences can bring about strong emotions, especially when events are painful or difficult; similar to how our hearts are moved as we follow Christ through these 40 days of Lent.
Daniel J. Knaggs, music director at St. Martha Catholic Church in Kingwood, will debut his opus, “Ave Maria No. 15 – Domina Nostra Annunciatione” during Annunciation Catholic Church’s sesquicentennial celebrations in April.
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