The Texas Catholic Herald

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

September 25, 2018

NGUYEN: New catechetical year signals starts season of blessings

Around this time of the year every parish, big and small, is starting a new season by planting a spiritual field of seeds which, with great care, will yield a rich harvest of faith in the hearts of the faithful, especially the young. This is the season of blessings. What a prospect to witness many laborers in God’s vineyard tirelessly tilling the ground, preparing the seeds and faithfully nurturing the parishioners’ spiritual growth throughout the year!

September 25, 2018

In His Light: See that you do not despise one of these little ones

One would affirm the belief with the power and grace of the Blessed Trinity guiding Holy Mother the Church that we would be safe from all harm, division and scandal in spite of our human deformities. However, once again we are finding ourselves submerged in a turbulent sea of embarrassment, calamity and tribulation.

September 25, 2018

A Survivor’s story: ‘I weep, but I stay and I serve’

Make no mistake about it, not only is this a moral failure on the part of those priests and bishops involved, it is a criminal act. I weep. I weep for the children, adolescents and for their families and loved ones. I weep knowing of the lifelong physical and psychological scars frequently caused by abuse. As a survivor myself I bear those scars.

September 25, 2018

Archdiocesan Oct. 14 jubilee celebration honors clergy, religious anniversaries

Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza will offer Mass at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, located at 9900 Stella Link Rd. in Houston, in honor of clergy and religious who are 2018 jubilarians within the Archdiocese.

September 25, 2018

Forming the “Face of Christ the Servant” through the Permanent Diaconate

To serve the local Church within the vast geographical boundaries of the Archdiocese, the need to form more men who are called to be the face of Christ through the ministry of the Permanent Diaconate is even greater.

September 25, 2018

Knights of Peter Claver call for action, focus on social justice issues affecting African Americans

The leader of the Knights of Peter Claver pledged to put words into action during his second term in office, having identified five social justice issues on which to focus.

September 25, 2018

‘Come Together’ over Steps for Students

One way the 60 Catholic schools of the Archdiocese come together is through the annual Steps for Steps 5K Walk/Run. In its 14th year, the race is set for Feb. 16, 2019.

September 25, 2018

End-of-life conference brings medical, spiritual questions for families to answer

The Palliative Care and Spirituality for Life conference, held Sept. 17 at the Houston Methodist Research Institute, was a joint project of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life, Houston Methodist, and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with participation by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

September 11, 2018

St. Philip the Apostle returns to home church sanctuary a year after Harvey

The 51 inches of rain had happened almost 52 weeks ago. Even so, Father Richard Barker vested himself just as he would for any other Mass. But this time, nearly a year after Hurricane Harvey decimated the Texas Gulf Coast, he and the parishioners of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Huffman could gather as a church community in their own church building.

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