The Shepherd's Corner:
So much has happened that it is very difficult for me to admit that it has been six months since my ordination and installation as the Bishop of Fort Worth. The clergy, religious, and laity have overwhelmed me with their zeal and love for their Catholic faith. My visits to our parishes, schools, campus ministry sites, and other ministries have reaffirmed the warm and gracious assessment offered to me by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the Apostolic Nuncio, at the end of the ordination liturgy celebrated with 10,000 people at the Fort Worth Convention Center on Jan. 29, 2014: “I will share with the Holy Father that the Church in Fort Worth is very much alive and flourishing.”
In this month of August, as many of us turn our thoughts to the last days of summer vacation and returning to school, the Church focuses our attention upon one of the great celebrations of the liturgical year, which is the celebration of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.