Feb 11, 2020

A standing witness: Thousands rally for life in Austin

Marching dozens of blocks through downtown Austin, more than 5,000, according to local officials, turned out for the 2020 Texas Rally for Life on Jan. 25. Carrying signs — including a number of handmade posters inspired by the new Baby Yoda meme — with pro-life messages, praying Rosaries and chaplets.

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Feb 11, 2020

Lives lived behind bars: Correctional Ministries director retires after decades serving prisons

“It’s time for me to be paroled,” says Father Ron F. Cloutier as he retired from directing Correctional Ministries for the Archdiocese after decades of providing for the spiritual needs of those in prison.

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Feb 11, 2020

Priest, seminarian reflect on papal encounter

Joseph White had the zucchetto, the colored skullcap worn by clergy, prepared and ready to hand over to the pope before his encounter with Pope Francis during Daniel Cardinal DiNardo’s and Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz’s ad limina visit to the Vatican in January.

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Feb 11, 2020

Success story inspires The Cardinal’s Circle member to help others do the same

The mission of The Cardinal’s Circle is to help Inner City Catholic Schools maintain a standard of academic excellence in curriculum and staff, and provide tuition assistance required by a large portion of their student population. To some, becoming part of the organization is an opportunity to help students. For others, it’s an opportunity to give back for the opportunities they were given.

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Feb 11, 2020

Partnership with San José Clinic, dispensary and drug manufacturers benefits patients

Even when 56-year-old prison guard Gilbert Ruiz survived a major heart attack and had stents placed in his arteries, he couldn’t afford the 12 medications prescribed to keep him alive afterward.

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Feb 11, 2020

Charity Guild of Catholic Women awards grants to children’s charities

On Feb. 3, the Charity Guild of Catholic Women awarded $484,926 to 47 nonprofit organizations to help children in need in the Greater Houston Area.

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Feb 11, 2020

Priests, religious celebrate World Day for Consecrated Life

More than 150 priests, sisters, brothers and consecrated religious participated in the Liturgy and renewed their vows with Daniel Cardinal DiNardo as he celebrated Mass Feb. 2 on World Day for Consecrated Life. The annual Mass, celebrated at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, fell on the feast of the Presentation of the Lord.

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Feb 11, 2020

Late Lakers legend had Houston ties, would visit downtown parish before Rockets games

NBA star attended Mass at Annunciation downtown when the Lakers were in town

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