• Houston priest uses kayak to say Mass, runs afoul of ban on Sunday wine sales

    • Aug 27, 2017

    Father David Bergeron of the Catholic Charismatic Center in Houston, was returning from watching the big Mayweather v. McGregor fight and ended up stuck in the storm and sleeping in his truck. He had to use his kayak to get home, and tried to buy supplies to say Mass for others stranded. However, the law against alcohol sales before noon on Sundays got in the way.

  • Houston cardinal tells Catholics to stay home, not worry about missing Mass

    • Aug 27, 2017

    As Texas continues to reel from what the National Weather Service calls the “unprecedented” impact of Hurricane Harvey, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston instructed area Catholics today to stay home, stay safe, and not be concerned about missing Sunday Mass, saying, “your safety and the safety of your loved ones is paramount.”

  • California’s first Catholic school removes its Catholic statues

    California’s first Catholic school removes its Catholic statues

    • Aug 27, 2017

    San Domenico, the oldest Catholic school in California, has recently come under fire for a decision to remove its Catholic statues. The school board, however, has argued that the decision comes at a time when the institution recognizes that the majority of its student body is not Catholic as well as its desire to be inclusive.

  • 6 counts dropped for former bishop, sex abuse charges remain

    • Aug 27, 2017

    Retired Bishop Thomas O’Brien stands accused of molesting a boy 35 years ago. Six other charges against him have been dropped, but the charge of sexual abuse remains. O’Brien had been the bishop of Phoenix for 21 years, but resigned after the diocese became embroiled in the sex abuse scandal and after he was arrested for a hit-and-run death of a pedestrian.

  • Texas Catholics scrambling to cope with impact of Hurricane Harvey

    Texas Catholics scrambling to cope with impact of Hurricane Harvey

    • Aug 26, 2017

    As Hurricane Harvey bears down on parts of Texas, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and others in the area are hunkering down. Bishop Daniel E. Flores of Brownsville said his diocese’s biggest worry is populations in places called colonias, spontaneous subdivisions of makeshift homes on the outskirts of cities or towns, where the poor establish homes.

  • ND President says Catholic higher ed contributes to fighting racism

    ND President says Catholic higher ed contributes to fighting racism

    • Aug 26, 2017

    At the opening Mass of the 2017 academic year, Father John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, condemned racism and argued that Catholic higher education offers a specific contribution to the national fight against it, building on a tradition of Notre Dame leaders being involved in struggles for civil rights and racial justice.