Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

  • News

    November 14, 2013

    The San Jose Clinic Is Here to Take Care of Those Left Behind by the Texas Health-Care Debate

    Even after the Affordable Care Act, tens of thousands of Texans have no medical coverage. That is why the San Jose Clinic in Midtown still exists.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Beaumont Diocese Sued Over Priest Who Allegedly Abused Teen in 1976

    A Dallas County man is suing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont, and Bishop Curtis Guillory, over sexual abuse the man allegedly suffered by a now-deceased priest in 1976-1977. Filed last week in Jefferson County District Court, the man -- identified as John Doe 104 -- claims that Father Ronald ... More >>

  • News

    October 7, 2010

    Money and Mercy

    Readers comment on Bolivar's loss of Our Mother of Mercy Church

  • News

    September 23, 2010

    Our Mother of Mercy

    How far did cardinal go in tearing down Ike-ravaged church?

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Thanks, Ike: From Five Parishes To One On Galveston & Bolivar

    Five Catholic parishes serving the Galveston area will be consolidated into one, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston announced today.Gone are the parishes of St. Patrick, Holy Rosary, Sacred Heart, St. Peter the Apostle and Our Mother of Mercy. In their place will be a single parish, yet unnamed. ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Play That Funky Music, Christ Boy

    Howard Lehrman, even after all these years, still considers himself an "anti-noise pollution activist," battling "Audio Terrorism" and the "Boomheads."Boomheads are the guys who crank the bass in their cars, rattling windows and victimizing and booming to death - as Lehrman says - decent law-abiding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Four Catholic Schools Closing, Robbing Future Generations of Ruler-Wielding Nun Stereotypes

    Maybe it's just the 12 years of Catholic school in me, but it's always sad to see one of these tradition-bound institutions close.And now four of them are to be shut in the Houston area.The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston announced that, on the heels of last year's shutdown of Mt. Carmel High, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Catholic Churches On Galveston May Be Closing

    Catholics in Galveston, already reeling from the news that O'Connell High might have to close, are facing another post-Ike crisis: most of the Catholic churches on the island might be gone too.The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is mulling plans to merge all the Galveston parishes into one island-w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    Cinderella Time At Mount Carmel High

    Mount Carmel High School looked like it was about to close earlier this year. The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston could no longer afford to keep it open after 52 years. The Houston school district came in and agreed to partner with Mount Carmel as a charter school and the doors stayed open. Only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    No Straight Answer From The Archdiocese

    What started off as simple story about Seton Catholic Junior High School opening its doors to the students and staff of Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic School when Saint Charles was damaged in Hurricane Ike, quickly turned into a “Why is the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston so funky?” tale. Ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008

    Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart? Beautiful. Molesting Altar Boys? Not So Much.

    To celebrate Pope Benedict XVI’s historic U.S. visit, KHOU on Saturday reran its documentary on the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, “Building on Faith.” Doubling as a public relations agency, KHOU gave the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston what seminary student Juan Carlos Patino-Arango gave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Parish Predators: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Agrees to Settlement in Abuse Case

    The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has settled with four men who accused the archdiocese of negligently handling a seminarian who abused the men, when they were boys, in 1995. The amount of the settlement was not disclosed. A trial had been scheduled in Houston for February 25. In a press release ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007

    Parish Predators: Trial Set in Molestation Case Against the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

    After three years of legal wrangling, a trial has been set in the case of four men who sued the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston for alleged negligence related to sexual abuse they suffered at a diocesan parish in the mid-1990s. The trial has been set for February 25, 2008, in U.S. District Court in ... More >>

  • News

    October 4, 2007

    Naked Men: The ManKind Project and Michael Scinto

    The organization was supposed to make him a better man. Instead, his parents say, it made him a dead one.

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2007

    Oh, Brother

    Here's a photo of German Moreno. His brother doesn't care about our families. Not one bit. Not one fucking bit. One of the many rewards of being a reporter, and of especially working for the Houston Press, is that, every once in a while, you'll get to have international phone conversations with th ... More >>

  • News

    August 17, 2006

    Parish Predators

    Despite the bishops remarks to the contrary, the Galveston-Houston Roman Catholic Archdiocese had child molesters and let them go. But dont blame just the Church.

  • Calendar

    April 6, 2006
  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Not in Good Standing

    A Houston priest is suspended after decades of molestation accusations