- Jan 28, 2020
The morning after a man gunned down his estranged wife and critically wounded their daughter, visitors and parishioners gathered Jan. 18 for a Mass inside the Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, just yards away from the parish parking lot, where the shooting took place.
The headquarters for the archdiocese of Galveston-Houston were raided on Wednesday in a search for files related to a priest accused of sexual abuse.
Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz of Galveston-Houston, who celebrated the Sept. 29 Blue Mass, recalled the funeral a year ago at the co-cathedral for Houston Police Sgt. Steve Perez, who drowned trying to report to his command post in the midst of the Hurricane Harvey flooding.
A third person accused a Houston-area Catholic priest on Thursday of sexually touching him when he was a teenager.
After the allegations of criminal sexual abuse and serial sexual misconduct against then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick became public this summer, one prominent Catholic lawyer in Houston was perplexed why the Church did not utilize compliance methods that even small to mid-size U.S. corporations routinely follow.
Melkite Catholic Patriarch Joseph Absi called on attendees at the 51st National Melkite Convention “to support one idea, which is peace.”