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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

April 25, 2016

Prayer Breakfast registration is open

The Prayer Breakfast is set for Thursday, July 28, at 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Americas, located at 1600 Lamar St., Houston. Bishop Michael J. Sis, the sixth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Angelo, is set to be the keynote speaker.

April 12, 2016

Social studies becomes a lesson in social justice

Each year, the students of St. Laurence Catholic School in Sugar Land combine social studies and social teachings to not only discuss the Catholic response to some of the big issues that confront the world, but to make a difference, as Christ teaches each of us.

April 12, 2016

Hundreds attend UST’s annual 2-mile Way of the Cross

On Good Friday, Catholics from all across Houston participated in the 16th annual Way of the Cross, emulating Christ’s walk to Calvary.

April 12, 2016

Healing spirits with a gentle presence in healthcare

Pope Francis declared this Jubilee Year of Mercy as a time for people to be close to those who are suffering “so they can feel the warmth of our presence, our friendship and our fraternity.” The Holy Father believes this is an opportune time to increase collaboration between pastors and laity in the mission of “affectionately and tenderly caring for the sick and dying.” (Vatican Radio, 8/18/15)

April 12, 2016

‘Care for Our Common Home’ connects Catholic faith, science

For all the attention Pope Francis’s encyclical “Laudato Si,’” on Care for Our Common Home” has gained, little has been made of the connection among Catholic tradition, the natural world and science that the document addresses. Technology, creation and theology are key components of the encyclical, the most recent document in the evolutionary line of Catholic social teaching dating to several popes, according to Sister Damien Marie Savino, FSE.

April 12, 2016

2,240 welcomed to Galveston-Houston Church

Laurel Devins couldn’t help but smile when she saw Ella Claffy be confirmed by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo during Easter Vigil Mass at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in downtown Houston March 26.

March 20, 2016

Triduum events usher in Church’s season of Easter

This week is the summit of the Liturgical Year — the Easter Triduum. Across the world, from St. Peter’s Basilica to churches here in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, The Triduum begins with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday and ends with evening prayer on Easter Sunday.

March 7, 2016

Ninety-two year philanthropic partnership to be honored at annual art auction, gala

It takes a lot to take care of a city as big as Houston. More than two million people live and work in and around the city, and many of them struggle to access the resources, care and support they need. At the historic heart of Houston philanthropy, two organizations began caring for the less fortunate back when Calvin Coolidge was president and a ticket to the movies was just 25 cents.

March 7, 2016

Fish Fry Friday all the rage around the Archdiocese

Whether it’s fried, baked or blackened, it’s all about that fish every Friday at parishes across the Archdiocese during Lent.

March 7, 2016

St. Joseph Altar carries a tradition rich in faith, Sicilian culture

The sugar was still piping hot when Bessie Spedale started pulling apart pieces of the pinolata dessert. First using her hands to separate the mixture of caramelized sugar and fried dough, she grabbed two forks and crafted small bite-sized portions of the Italian sweet.

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