Thousands mourn, pays respects to Officer Patrick Zamarripa, a Fort Worth native

FORT WORTH — Patricio “Patrick” Zamarripa considered his work as a police officer something more than just a career in law enforcement.

When voting, don’t overlook Church teaching, or the poor, speaker says

FORT WORTH — In the midst of one of the most contentious election cycles in recent memory, the elephant (or donkey) in the room that most probably begged addressing was the question of how a faithful Catholic should cast his or her vote. Ralph McCloud stepped carefully around the beast, however, bringing his audience back to the basic mission of the Church to proclaim the Gospel, to celebrate the sacraments, and to stand with the “least of these.”

Crowds gather in churches, parks, plazas to remember Dallas officers

DALLAS (CNS) — In the week since five Dallas area police officers were gunned down, thousands have gathered in churches, parks, plazas, parking lots, and a symphony hall to remember the fallen officers, to cry for hope and pray for peace and unity in communities across the country.