- Jan 26, 2020
Catholic leaders call for peace and de-escalation of tensions with Iran.
Catholic Extension honored Bishop Curtis J. Guillory of Beaumont with its third annual Spirit of Francis Award for his “faith, hope, vision, great compassion and love,” his leadership, and his commitment to the Catholic Church and the diverse faith community of southeast Texas.
On Sunday, Bishop Curtis Guillory held a rededication Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Arthur — the final church in the Diocese of Beaumont, which spans 33 cites in Southeast Texas, to re-open after Tropical Storm Harvey.
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.
Recovery continues in southern Texas after Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on the region Aug. 25-30. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches of rain. Flooding inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 17,000 rescues. At least 70 people died.