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July 14, 2020

Pandemic cases see record surges as Texans look forward with weary hope, prayers

Industries buckle prompting ministries to expand assistance efforts as Houston still grapples with COVID-19’s wild spread

July 14, 2020

Houston lagging behind other cities in Census participation amidst pandemic

When the main worries are paying rent, keeping healthy and providing food for the family, participating in the 2020 Census may not be a high priority for some parishioners no matter how important it is in bringing millions of dollars to the community. But Church officials say they are working hard to increase participation in the Census despite the pandemic.

July 14, 2020

En comparación con otras ciudades, Houston está atrasada en su participación en el Censo en medio de la pandemia

Cuando las principales preocupaciones son el pago de la renta, mantenerse saludables y dar de comer a la familia, la participación en el Censo del 2020 puede no ser una gran prioridad para algunos feligreses aunque dicha participación tenga gran importancia a la hora de aportar millones de dólares a la comunidad. Pero los dirigentes eclesiásticos dicen que están esforzándose para aumentar la participación en el Censo a pesar de la pandemia.

July 14, 2020

‘Three Amigos’ reunite for Juneteenth civil rights discussion, commemoration

Longtime Houston faith and civil rights leaders Rabbi Emeritus Samuel Karff of Congregation Beth Israel, and Reverend William Lawson, Pastor Emeritus of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston, joined Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza for a frank discussion on justice, equality and respect.

July 14, 2020

St. Mary’s Seminary welcomes new rector

Building on legacy and welcoming the challenges of the future, Father Eurel S.P. Manzano, is the new rector of St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston. Father Manzano hopes that St. Mary’s can serve as an exemplar of both priestly and ongoing formation — locally and nationwide.

July 14, 2020

Locked-down, but not locked-out: Correctional  Ministries still at work during the pandemic

The lockdown became a “lock-out” for all clergy, Chancery staff and lay volunteers serving the inmates and ex-offenders in correctional facilities, including both TDCJ and County, and transition houses associated with the Office of Correctional Ministries of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

July 14, 2020

SAMUELS: Acknowledging sins of racism leads to healing

Catholics of African descent all over the nation have been calling for an end to racism and racial justice after the killing of George Floyd. The cry for racial justice is being declared by the Catholic Church leaders as well.

July 14, 2020

BARROW: The sin of racism and the stain that remains

If the grievous fault, the sin of racism is to be adequately addressed, let it begin with you.

July 14, 2020

HENRITZE: Young peoples’ reality and the Church’s response

In 20 years, no one will look back and say that today’s young people do not know what it means to grow up with adversity and uncertainty.

July 14, 2020

OCHOA: God’s all-embracing love is without borders

The great love of Jesus is both a comfort and a challenge as we face the loss of life and lifestyle due to the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus.

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