- Jul 14, 2020
Retired Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston joined other religious leaders in paying tribute to Barbara Bush April 19 during a ceremony described as a Celebration of Life in front of Houston City Hall April 19.
Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza of Galveston-Houston received Catholic Extension’s Spirit of Francis Award for his leadership in the Catholic Church of Texas and an unwavering commitment to serving the poor and vulnerable.
Several young people participated in the March for Life in Washington and around the country.
For nearly a decade, St. Gianna’s Hope Memorial Mass for Infant Loss, a candlelit vigil Mass, has offered women and families who have lost infant children or miscarried a place to pray together in Houston.
Part reunion, part crash course in Catholic teaching and navigating the current political climate both in the U.S. and back home in the Philippines, and part celebration of all things Texas, a national assembly for Filipino priests brought faith and culture full circle in Houston.
FEMA grants are available to religiously affiliated schools, health care providers and nursing homes. And FEMA also can provide money to repair church-run facilities that function like community centers, but only if less than half the space or use is for religious purposes. Now the federal disaster agency is rethinking its policy after religious organizations sued, saying they are being discriminated against based solely on their faith.