As police investigated a series of package explosions in central Texas that killed two people and injured four others, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS of San Antonio and Bishop Joe Vásquez of Austin said their thoughts and prayers were with the victims and families and friends of those victimized by the explosions.
On Feb. 21, the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word (CCVI) and the CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare unveiled plans for the soon-to-be renovated St. Austin Community Center in Houston’s East End.
The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops has initiated a St. Joseph’s ministry to assist parishes and families in discerning how they can care for the biological, foster and adoptive families in our state’s child welfare system.
By the time this column is published, we will be in the middle of our Lenten season. Mother Church teaches us that our journey through Lent should include fasting, prayer and almsgiving. My decisions regarding prayer and almsgiving are no-brainers for me. But this year, I struggle with the fasting portion of this trio.
It is through venues like movies, music and social media where we can meet the Young Church where they are. We are called to enter into their world, and to better understand it, even if we are uncomfortable. We must try to understand the world of our young people, and by doing so, we can better understand them.
Juliana Esparza, a senior Frassati Catholic High School student was one of ten students in the nation to win the 2018 Youth Virtues, Valor, and Vision Award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) for selfless service, determination, innovation and ideals that are changing the world.
Making disciples of Christ among the tens of thousands of seafarers and fishers that enter the ports located within the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is the evangelization call of the Apostleship of the Sea (AOS).
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