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Masters champion, product of Dallas Jesuit prep school, remains humble

DALLAS (CNS) -- Even after becoming the toast of the sports world, golfer Jordan Spieth, a 21-year-old Dallas Jesuit graduate, remained humble and down-to-earth as he worked the crowds at Augusta, handled the media, and bantered with morning and late night talk show hosts after his historic win.


Annual Vocation Day sparks students' interest in religious life

“What is God calling me to do with my life?”

It’s a question everybody answers — eventually. But organizers of the Fifth Grade Vocation Day, held March 25 at Holy Family Church, hope to spark some early soul searching. Sponsored by the Diocese of Fort Worth since 1999, the annual event is designed to encourage young minds to think about the future.


Oil of Mercy unites Church at Chrism Mass

The Chrism Mass offers some of the Church’s richest symbolism during Holy Week. It is celebrated in every diocese around the world and has traditions that date back to the Old Testament. During the Chrism Mass, the bishop blesses the sacramental oils used throughout the year in every parish in the diocese, and the priests of the diocese renew their promises to the priesthood. Although the service can be overshadowed by the Triduum, the blessed oils play an essential role in bestowing grace in sacramental rites, and the Mass itself reveals the unity of the worldwide Church.


Group tends to spiritual needs, shares the good news at spring training

GLENDALE, Ariz. (CNS) -- The crack of the bat is a sure sign of spring, one that calls Ray McKenna to the field.

"How's the team looking this year?" he asked the top trainer for the Texas Rangers. "Anything we can do? Please let us know," he told catcher Tyler Flowers of the Chicago White Sox.


Helping students stay the course

Daniela Serrano hopes to become a registered nurse one day. But her studies to earn a college degree almost ended because of family and economic struggles.The Tarrant County College student works full time in the medical records department of a hospital. She’s also the mother of seven- and 12-year-old children and the family’s breadwinner. Any unexpected expense pushes her over a financial cliff.