Three local Franciscan orders continue to follow a humble path to Christ

FORT WORTH -- There is one name, St. Francis of Assisi, that comes up time and again whenever vocations to the religious life are discussed. The name is associated with a man who lived a minimalist lifestyle while sharing an infinite love for Christ.


Carrollton family uses passion for dance to promote importance of family time

CARROLLTON -- For the Hoffman family, nothing helps the time fly by like a good dance session — especially in the thick of a winter storm.


Hospice patients have much to teach about facing death, doctor says

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Americans' skittishness about death is not lost on Dr. Wayne Thalhuber, a retired longtime hospice doctor. It's about goals, he said. "If our goal is to pray, reverence, and serve God in this world and the next, why are people so reticent about going there and being with Him?" he asked.


Prayers rise from Mount Carmel; Answers flow from heaven

Gail Yager’s introduction to the Catholic faith was the gentle, compassionate voice of a Carmelite nun. Her name was Maria and she was the Mother Superior of a group of cloistered sisters living in a home-turned-monastery on Sunset Terrace near downtown Fort Worth. The year was 1976.


The miracle behind the canonization of the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- Seven-year-old Carmen has an extraordinary story. Because of her, Blesseds Louis Martin and Zelie Guerin Martin, the parents of Saint Therese of Lisieux, were canonized Oct. 18.