The Diocese of Fort Worth had a strong presence at the Texas Capitol in Austin Mar. 24 when Bishop Michael F. Olson was joined by more than 50 area faithful, including several youth, for the 2015 Texas Catholic Conference (TCC) Faith in Action Advocacy Day. Through the TCC the bishops of Texas act together to advocate for state policies and programs that support the life and dignity of every person from conception to natural death.
If you want to know the true mission of Catholic education, just chat with an elementary or secondary schoolchild attending St. Joseph Catholic School in Bryan, Texas.
“Ask any student walking down the hall what Ms. Pelletier is trying to do, and he or she will stop, roll their eyes and say, ‘make me a saint,’” says Jennifer Pelletier, sharing what’s become an accepted truism at the school where she has served as president since 2013.
Just a week after Pro-Life marchers dispersed and the music from Respect Life Masses marking the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe V. Wade decision across the country faded to memory, Betsy Kopor, Rachel Ministries Coordinator for the Diocese of Fort Worth, quietly packed her things and prepared to head to Oklahoma. Catholic Charities in Tulsa had invited members of the Rachel Ministries staff from the Diocese of Fort Worth to do a training day for volunteers.