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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

October 27, 2015

Finding solace and courage in the Mass of Christian Burial

While it is difficult to think of one's own mortality, the faithful should not be afraid to confront death. "Death is just a change, it is not an end," said Gus Hollis, director of Catholic Cemeteries at the Archdiocese. "Looking at death in context of faith, your life goes on with God and it is not broken."

October 27, 2015

Survivor finds cancer a ‘blessing’ on her journey

Karen Glynn had seen what cancer could do to a loved one before.

October 27, 2015

Post abortion outreach promises spiritual healing

Linda described herself as a good Catholic who went to Catholic schools from kindergarten through college and always deferred to her parents. As a young woman, she married, soon became pregnant and gave birth to her first child. But an unexpected second pregnancy in the wake of that birth gave her pause. Linda said she and her husband worried about providing for a second child, and on her mother’s advice she had an abortion.

October 27, 2015

Chance to venerate relics of St. Maria Goretti called ‘gift of lifetime’

The major relics of St. Maria Goretti, known as the "patroness of purity," are on a "pilgrimage of mercy" in the United States this fall, with dates in Houston during the first week of November.

October 13, 2015

Texas, nation to commemorate Respect Life Month with walks, rallies

During the month of October the Catholic Church throughout the United States observes Respect Life Month. This annual tradition is now in its 44th year.

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.

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