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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

December 22, 2015

Cardinal DiNardo opens “Holy Doors of Mercy” welcoming the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

Earlier this year, Pope Francis declared that the Catholic Church would celebrate the Year of Mercy, an Extraordinary Jubilee. In announcing this special year, the Pope said that “Mercy is the very foundation of the Church’s life. All of her pastoral activity should be caught up in the tenderness she makes present to believers; nothing in her preaching and in her witness to the world can be lacking in mercy” (Misericordiae Vultus, n. 10).

December 8, 2015

Pope Francis names first bishop to lead Ordinariate based in Houston

Pope Francis has named the Monsignor Steven J. Lopes to be the first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter: a structure equivalent to a diocese for Roman Catholics who were nurtured in the Anglican tradition.

December 8, 2015

Retreat center upgrades to serve today’s youth in formation

Camp Kappe, a retreat center located on a 130-acre tract of heavily wooded rolling land approximately one hour north of Houston in Plantersville, has recently made major improvements to meet the growing needs of the Catholic schools and parishes in the Archdiocese and surrounding communities.

December 8, 2015

New special exhibition reveals the origins of the Empress of the Americas

The Houston Museum of Natural Science will feature a special exhibition, “La Virgen De Guadalupe: Empress of the Americas,” in collaboration with The Basilica de Guadalupe, opening Dec. 11.

December 8, 2015

Theology in color: Icons of a living faith, Church

When Winnie Pizzitola's paint brush begins to swirl a splash of colorful red paint with holy water, she smiles. And she prays.

December 8, 2015

Cardinal DiNardo introduces eight Houston pilgrimage sites for Year of Mercy in letter

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo introduces the eight pilgrimage sites in the Archdiocese for the Holy Year of Mercy.

December 8, 2015

Jubilee Indulgences: What does it mean and what to do

The Year of Mercy begins on Dec. 8 and ends on Nov. 20, 2016, the Solemnity of Christ the King. To signify the path to a new and eternal life, which was opened to humanity by Jesus, Holy Doors will be opened throughout the Archdiocese.

November 24, 2015

Schools, committee prepare to grow annual Steps for Students race as new decade begins

Online registration is open for the upcoming Steps for Students 5K Run, now in its 11th year.

November 24, 2015

Catholic Schools students honor Veterans Day

Schools throughout the Archdiocese honored our military on Veterans Day Nov. 11.

November 24, 2015

Port Chaplaincy finds new ways to form ‘Fishers of Men’

As Jesus instructs each of his followers to make disciples of all nations, to be “fishers of men,” the Gospel message is to be delivered to all ends of the earth — land, air and sea. The Port Chaplaincy of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is following this command by offering sacramental and pastoral care to the Catholic seafarers from around the world who enter the ports in Galveston, Barbour’s Cut and the Port of Houston.

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