Days before Christmas, a group of Church leaders from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston gathered together to celebrate the first steppingstone of Father Yifu Lyu: The successful completion of his nearly a year-long English intensive program.
“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few.” — Matthew 9:37. What overwhelmed pastor, cleric, church staffer or lay minister hasn’t heard themselves utter this lament, when even Jesus, moved to pity by the crowds that followed Him, acknowledged this
From all walks of life, 18 men share a common bond in faith and willingness to serve the Archdiocese. On Jan. 14, they exclaimed “Present” as their names were called and were ordained as permanent deacons at a ceremony presided by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, along with Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz and Bishop Brendan Cahill of the Diocese of Victoria.
As part of their national Human Trafficking Awareness Month initiatives, CHI St. Luke’s is hosting an event in hopes of bringing awareness to and educating medical professions about the widespread health-related consequences of trafficking and the warning signs they should be aware of.
Recently at a gathering, some fellow brother deacons observed that we need some more Black bishops. I have been grappling with this concept for quite some time, and I made my thoughts and feelings publicly known to those within the Episcopal ranks of the Church in the United States.
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