“A Church that doesn’t provoke any crises, a gospel that doesn’t unsettle, a word of God that doesn’t get under anyone’s skin, what gospel is that?” said Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero. “Very nice, pious considerations that don’t bother anyone may be the way many would like preaching to be. Those preachers who avoid every thorny matter so as not to be harassed or have conflicts and difficulties do not light up the world they live in.”
In his message of hope and faith for the opening and dedication of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Downtown, Pope Benedict XVI said he prayed the new Co-Cathedral would be “a sanctuary where almighty God is glorified in his majesty, a center of ecclesial life where the beauty and richness of the Catholic faith proclaimed with power, and a place where the faithful and spiritually nourished, to fulfill their mission as joyful witnesses to the Gospel.”
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, celebrating Mass April 5, rededicated the Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church in Dickinson. The church building was filled with parishioners joyful over the renovated sanctuary after it was flooded by Hurricane Harvey last August.
Houston is a city of people pursuing their dreams and a future for their family from all over the world. For ninety-six years, San José Clinic has provided a health home for those working hard to build the community with nowhere else to turn.
It is time for the nation’s individuals, institutions and scientists to write a new chapter to correct wrongs in the collective past and truly act as all humans are created equal, discussed a group meeting on racism April 14 organized by religious sisters at the Dominican Center for Spirituality.
Last fall, Holy Rosary Church was on the verge of kicking off their capital campaign, “Investing in Our Future,” when Hurricane Harvey rampaged southeast Texas. The combined campaign, which is run in conjunction with the Archdiocesan IGNITE Capital Campaign, had to be delayed almost six months as the area recovered from the devastation.
When it comes to serving incarcerated men and women of the Catholic faith living in prisons and jails in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, a visit by clergy or a volunteer minister even just one day a month can make a big impact on their faith development and opportunity to come into full communion with the Church.
At least 140 young people, representing some 10 parishes from the Archdiocese, attended the second Annual African-American Youth Day hosted by St. Monica Catholic Parish on March 24. And, the KC State Convention will host public Eucharistic Adoration April 27-29 .
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