Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas and Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth discussed the collective response of local Catholics to the Texas border crisis and appealed for more volunteer attorneys to represent unaccompanied minor children in immigration court during a joint press conference held July 21 in Dallas.
Tom Strittmatter knows the importance of opening your heart and home to a young, parentless refugee.
The St. Rita parishioner and his wife, Sharon, have welcomed three children into their family since joining Catholic Charities Fort Worth’s International Foster Care program four years ago.
Improvements to the 94-year-old church were unveiled during a June 21 rededication Mass celebrated by Dallas Auxiliary Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel. Bishop Deshotel was joined on the altar by Father Victor Cruz, HGN, pastor of the parish during its reconstruction, who returned to his native India in July; Father Karl Schilken, vicar general and moderator of the curia for the Diocese of Fort Worth; and former pastor Father James Pemberton. Fort Worth Bishop Michael Olson was in Illinois for his mother’s burial service and was unable to attend.