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January 31, 2018

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry talks with the Rev. Andy Parker, rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in west Houston, a church that sustained major damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Photo: Carol Barnwell [Episcopal Diocese...

September 17, 2017

Diocese of Texas Assistant Bishop Hector Monterroso joins members of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Waco, on Sept. 16 as they help a family from Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Houston. Photo: Episcopal Diocese of Texas [Episcopal...

February 4, 2016

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] In court on Feb. 2, Isaac Tiharihondi, the oldest son of the Rev. Israel Ahimbisibwe and his wife Dorcus, was sentenced to life without parole after he pleaded guilty to murdering his parents in their Houston...

May 31, 2015

Bags of garbage line the street for blocks and blocks around Braes Bayou in Southwest Houston. Photo/Carol E. Barnwell [Episcopal Diocese of Texas] “I saw a lot of people with a light in their eyes,” said the Very Rev. Russ Oechsel...

September 9, 2014

Kirby Kelly, renowned blues guitarist, prepares for a recital with a group of veterans. Photo: Diocese of Texas [Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Col. Lynn Smith-Henry (ret.) and Kim Perlock, a classical guitarist and educator, weren’t...

November 18, 2013

[Diolog Magazine] Breaking the cycle of addiction that has plagued a family for generations takes courage and support. Jennifer has been sober for nine years, but at age 15, she began to mirror her mother’s chaotic life—...

June 12, 2013

The Rev. Merrill Wade (L) listens as Jeff Lofton (R) answers a question. [Episcopal Diocese of Texas] The smooth trumpet of Jeff Lofton filled the local eatery near St. Matthew’s in northwest Austin on June 9. It was the 15th...

March 14, 2013

The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson poses with portraits of the deans and rectors that preceded him at Christ Church Cathedral in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Photo/Luke Blount This is the second in a series of interviews with Episcopal...

March 12, 2013

Classic style with contemporary elegance is the perfect combination to satisfy the challenges of creating inspirational vestments for the modern church, Cliff Chally says. Each project is designed specifically for the setting where it is...

April 25, 2012

[Diocese of Texas] Diocese of Texas Bishop C. Andrew Doyle announced April 24 at a special meeting of diocesan clergy his response to the possible approval at this summer’s General Convention of an authorized rite for the...

January 17, 2011

In one of the most touching moments during her visit to the Diocese of Texas Jan. 14-16, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori bent down to get eye to eye with 2-year-old Aniyah Brooks during the blessing of her grandmother's home...

December 1, 2010

There are some men and women for whom homelessness seems to be a chronic state, others who are temporarily down on their luck, who are working to get back on their feet. Many are Veterans, and today there are a growing number of women who...

February 18, 2009

Episcopal Diocese of Texas Bishop Don Wimberly has handed over operations of the diocesan offices and the work of the diocese at large to Bishop Coadjutor Andy Doyle. Wimberly announced his intention to step away from diocesan...

September 9, 2008

The city of New Orleans stood in the path of last week's Hurricane Gustav, but much of the Diocese of Louisiana is rural, woven with bayous and at the ends of narrow roads -- places such as Houma, Rosedale, Plaquemine and White Castle...

January 10, 2008

"I told Denzel Washington he should play the part," Henrietta Bell Wells told me recently at the Houston assisted living center where the 95-year-old now resides.   Wells, a longtime member of St. James' Episcopal Church in...

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