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August 18, 2020

Despite COVID-19 challenges, DSF ministries continue to thrive virtually

As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ripple across the globe, thousands of individuals and families in the Houston area are requiring assistance to help cope with the uncertainty and changes left in their wake. Ministries of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston supported by the 2020 Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) are thriving and discovering new ways to virtually connect with those who seek their programs and services.

August 18, 2020

OKONMA: Pandemic provides opportunity to search within, rest in God

This pandemic has definitely put a damper on a lot of plans, including my diaconate ordination July 10. The easy thing for all of us to say is that “this is a once in a lifetime event,” “we are all in this together,” or “all of us have to sacrifice in one way or another.”

August 18, 2020

HERRERA: Aprendiendo, reflexionando durante tiempo de pandemia

“En paz me acostaré y así también dormiré, porque solo Tú, Señor, me haces vivir seguro”. (Sal 4, 8)

August 18, 2020


The life of the hermit was to live for God and only for God in solitude. It seems that our experience of “solitude” is challenged by doing the opposite of the hermetic life.

July 14, 2020

New priests called to unite the Church

Hundreds gathered — according to social distance guidelines, of course — for the Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood of Father Mark Hebert and Father Thuc Nguyen on June 6 at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

July 14, 2020

Stop the Sin of Racism: New Houston prayer group elevates calls against violence, racism

On June 27 and July 9, a group from St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church stood near the corner of Westheimer and the Sam Houston Tollway to “be a visual reminder to the world that racism is a horrific sin.”

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.

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