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Erin Vader admitted that she experienced a “kind of a shock” when she glanced at her Facebook page on June 20, and found herself on the receiving end of a tsunami of joyful, congratulatory messages. Vader, a self-proclaimed “very proud” member of Nolan Catholic High School’s Class of 1988, had just been named the first layperson — and the first woman — to serve as president of her alma mater. The announcement of her appointment resulted in an explosion of delighted reactions from former students and classmates, colleagues, and friends.
Father George Curtsinger, the oldest priest of the Diocese of Fort Worth, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14. A Vigil was held Sunday, Aug. 17 at Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home, and the Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, Aug. 18 at St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth. Fr. Curtsinger is interred at Mount Olivet cemetery. The second of eight children, George Curtsinger was born Jan. 24, 1915, in Dallas, the son of Eugene C. Curtsinger and Josephine Bomba Curtsinger. In a 1994 interview with the North Texas Catholic, he recalled that he had suffered from poor health as a young child.
Marking a critical step in their journey to the priesthood, three men were ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Michael Olson during a morning Mass celebrated July 26 in St. Jude Parish.
BILLINGS, MONTANA — Carolyn Bachman of Scotland, Texas, was recently elected a national director for the Catholic Daughters of the Americas at the Catholic Daughters’ 55th Biennial National Convention July 16-18 in Billings, Montana.
The Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas-KJZT presented Bishop Michael Olson and diocesan Vocations Director Father James Wilcox (far left), with a check for $1716.87 for the seminarians of the diocese July 17.