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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

October 13, 2015

Family Life ministry serves with a heart of mercy

The purpose for Pope Francis calling for a Year of Mercy this December is to allow the grace of God’s unconditional love and genuine mercy to come alive around the world. In several papal addresses and at the World Meeting of Families Congress in Philadelphia, the Holy Father emphasized the importance of bringing God’s healing grace to families, the “sanctuary of life and love,” who sometimes are broken and hurting.

October 13, 2015

Archdiocese, Houston Habitat for Humanity unite to build Pope Francis House

An anonymous donor challenged Houston Habitat for Humanity to build a house in honor of Pope Francis, prompting a partnership with the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston that builds on faith.

October 13, 2015

Judiciary urged to heed God’s call at Red Mass

In his speech at this year’s Red Mass marking the beginning of the judicial year, the first Catholic Texas governor urged a crowd of mostly judges and lawyers to speak out and stand up boldly for their religious beliefs.

October 13, 2015

Donation to Archdiocesan Archives highlights American Archives Month

On April 21, 1936, a crowd of more than 100,000 converged on the San Jacinto Battleground near La Porte. They came to attend a Pontifical Mass commemorating the battle that took place there 100 years earlier, part of a year-long celebration of the Texas Centennial. The victory that General Sam Houston’s army won that day helped Texas gain its independence from Mexico.

October 13, 2015

Weeks after visit, Pope Francis's message still moves Texas faithful

During Pope Francis' visit to the United States for the 2015 World Meeting of Families (WMOF), from Sept. 22 to 27, a message of unity still resonates with those who attended and those who were able to stream his homilies and speeches online. Pope Francis's simple message that everyone matters and can contribute something to humanity has been the main takeaway for several attendees at WMOF.

September 22, 2015

Archdiocese to celebrate milestones for priesthood, consecrated life Oct. 11

Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz will celebrate Mass at All Saints Catholic Church in honor of the clergy and religious who are 2015 jubilarians serving the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The public is invited to attend.

September 22, 2015

Religious exhorted to deepen relationship with Jesus Christ

In their bid to attract more young women to the consecrated life, the Vietnamese order of the Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province will be opening their doors to non-Vietnamese women by 2017.

September 22, 2015

11th annual Nun Run charity motorcycle ride revs motors for school-based clinics

The CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare will host the 11th Annual Nun Run on Saturday, Oct. 17

September 22, 2015

Our Daily Bread feeds the body, spirit and soul

For close to three decades, Our Daily Bread, one of 60 ministries supported by the Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, has provided a comfortable facility for homeless men, women and children in Galveston.

September 22, 2015

Inspired by mercy, hospital chaplain serves with reverence, love

Before becoming director at Catholic Chaplain Corps (CCC) for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Father Eugene Cagoco, DS, was assigned to Texas Children’s Hospital for three years and six months. He then served as pastor of St. Matthew the Evangelist Catholic Church in Houston for two years.

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