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Bishop Olson encouraged students to grow in their fidelity to God at the Eighth Grade Mass

This year’s diocesan Eighth Grade Mass — held May 7 at St. Joseph Church — brought back memories for Christine Holtz. In 1977, she was part of the graduating class at St. Andrew Catholic School in Southwest Fort Worth.

Marlon De La Torre, who led several programs in diocese’s Catechesis Dept., named its new director

Marlon-Headshot-BUTTON.jpgMarlon De La Torre, who has been named director of the diocese’s Catechesis Department, is an example of a position and person coming together perfectly. De La Torre came to the diocese in 2010 and has served as director of Office of Marriage and Family Life and director of Catechist Formation and Children’s Catechesis.

Bishop Olson answers questions from young adults at his first Theology on Tap appearance as bishop

Bp-Olson-@-ToT-BUTTON.jpgBishop Michael Olson’s first talk at Theology on Tap was part Catholic Answers Live and part stand-up comedy routine. Drawing an overflow crowd at BJ’s Brewhouse in Hurst May 5, Bishop Olson pulled a Pope Francis-like move in opting for an off-the-cuff question-and-answer session with his young adult audience.