The faith community of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish broke ground for a new church Nov. 8 but the moment was bittersweet for a least one longtime parishioner. “I’m excited because we’re seeing a lot of new faces, but the old church holds memories,” admitted Cathy Thomas, a member for more than 40 years. “We were married in this church and my children were baptized here. It’s going to be sad to leave but we need a change.”
Phone calls from hopeful immigrants began flooding Xergio Chacin’s office at Catholic Charities of Fort Worth days before President Barack Obama officially halted the deportation of nearly 5 million undocumented aliens by executive action.
William (Bill) Morgan Vann, Jr., 89, the father of Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange, California, and former bishop of Fort Worth, died peacefully at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield, Illinois, at midnight on Nov. 13, with family at his side.