Deacons "from the altars to the streets" serve the mission of the Church while working in the secular world and upholding the holy Sacrament of Marriage, discussed 600 deacons and their wives at the International Diaconate Conference (IDC) in Rome.
Catholics from all across Gulf Coast filled the pews of three Houston Catholic churches for a chance to venerate the youngest saint ever canonized by the Catholic Church. Inspired by Pope Francis’ proclamation of a Holy Year of Mercy, which begins next month on Dec. 8, 11-year-old St. Maria Goretti’s major relics traveled to 20 states on what was called a “pilgrimage of mercy.”
The organizer of this year's downtown procession and festivities in celebration of the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe expects a strong turn out as more groups of dancers and singers have come on board for the 42nd anniversary.
With the goal of promoting a desire among high school students to learn more about the vocations of men and women religious, an RV dubbed the ‘Vocations Van’ traveled to five different Catholic high schools during National Vocations Awareness Week Nov. 2 to 6.
On May 15, Pope Francis announced an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy from Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception until Nov. 20, 2016, the Sunday dedicated to Christ the King.
Although the fall colors have yet to truly settle in, shopping centers and store fronts across the city are decked out in holiday decorations reminding us that Christmas is just around the corner.
These signs of the coming Christmas holiday, often colorful lights, massive Christmas trees and larger-than-life twinkling gift boxes, are many times absent of the original Christmas story: the Nativity scene of the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph and the Christ Child swaddled and lying in a manger.
The Discalced Carmelite Nuns of New Caney are a small community of contemplative women whose lives are dedicated to prayer for the Church and for all people. Originally located in Houston, the community moved in 1974 to New Caney, a wooded area at the northern section of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
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