• October 1, 2013 | by Msgr. Michael Howell, Contributor
    The bishop’s house currently under renovation is one in a long line of homes that the bishops of Corpus Christi have used both as a home and office over the years.
  • January 25, 2012 | by Sister Lou Ella Hickman, IWBS and Alfredo E. Cardenas
    “The vicariate is poor, very poor, so much so that in Laredo the best parish, the priest cannot have a regular monthly salary,” wrote Bishop Peter Verdaguer Y Prat to a priest who asked to come into his jurisdiction.
  • November 17, 2011 | by Msgr. Michael Howell and Geraldine McGloin
    During Bishop John Mary Odin's first years serving as bishop, the Republic of Texas had experienced numerous challenges—multiple brief occupations by Mexican forces, the threat of bankruptcy, the regular rounds of disease, serious crop failures and the usual Gulf storms.
  • October 20, 2011 | by Msgr. Michael Howell and Geraldine McGloin
    The area that became the Diocese of Corpus Christi was caught up in two wars of independence within a period of less than 20 years.
  • September 16, 2011 | by Msgr. Michael Howell and Geraldine McGloin
    The story of the Catholic family in south Texas began with arrival of European explorers in the 1500s. While exploration offered the promise of wealth and fame to many, to the Franciscan missionaries, it was an opportunity to plant the seeds of faith in a new field.
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