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September 8, 2020

ADAMS: Helping youth enter into civilized debate

We can all agree that political debate has turned into political hate with the old rules of decency and mutual respect for dialogue and opinion being thrown out over the past few years.

September 8, 2020

Famed Italian tenor sings two songs in new ‘Fatima’ movie

Most movie patrons head for the exits once they see the closing credits start rolling. Those who do that after watching “Fatima,” though, will miss not one, but two songs performed by the famed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, a Catholic.

September 8, 2020

JONES: Catechetical Sunday: Reviewing our role as Domestic Church

This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on Sept. 20 with the theme of “I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you.” On this day, the parishioners who answered the call to serve as catechists are usually called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. In addition to this commissioning, Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to reflect on the role that each baptized person plays in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel.

September 8, 2020

CARUTHERS: No Greater Love: Friendship is inspired by God for communion, love

Friendship is one of those words and ideas that is often overused or misused in our everyday conversation, and yet, it is referred to over and over again in Scripture. The philosophers tell us that it is a key to understanding the human person’s quest for happiness. So, what is friendship?

August 18, 2020

Catholic schools tread unfamiliar road in upcoming academic year

Pandemic causes school leaders and families to weigh fall semester options

August 18, 2020

Catholic high schools start semester with blend of virtual, on-campus class

Most of the 11 area Catholic high schools are starting their classes online mid-August before moving back into the classroom later in September or October as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

August 18, 2020

Love Conquers COVID: First comes love, then comes online marriage prep

When engaged couple Janet Golden Lix and Kenneth Berntsen selected a springtime wedding date, little did they know that their nuptials would fall right in the middle of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.

August 18, 2020

Co-Cathedral virtual choir unites more than just voices

Usually, when Dr. Crista Miller conducts the choir and music ministry, she directs at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. She’s able to make easy adjustments to the voices she hears. Louder. Softer. Pianissimo.

August 18, 2020

Innovative Special Youth Services team pivots outreach during pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic caused many essential outreach groups to think outside of the box. The Special Youth Services (SYS) ministry of the Archdiocese stepped up to the challenge and continues to serve at-risk youth and their families in grassroots and innovative ways.

August 18, 2020

Despite COVID-19 challenges, DSF ministries continue to thrive virtually

As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ripple across the globe, thousands of individuals and families in the Houston area are requiring assistance to help cope with the uncertainty and changes left in their wake. Ministries of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston supported by the 2020 Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) are thriving and discovering new ways to virtually connect with those who seek their programs and services.

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