After year of discernment, 32 men admitted to candidacy for the permanent diaconate

FORT WORTH — After a year of prayerful discernment and study, 32 men, aspiring to become permanent deacons in the Diocese of Fort Worth, were admitted to candidacy during an August 6 Mass celebrated by Bishop Michael Olson in St. Patrick Cathedral.


Pope names Dallas bishop head of new office for laity, family, life

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has named Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas to head the Vatican's new office for laity, family and life.


Knights of Columbus thank local religious, raise more than $200,000 for vocations, deaf ministry

GRAPEVINE — Thank you. We appreciate you. That was the simple, heartfelt message sent to the clergy and religious in the Fort Worth Diocese during the 21st Annual Priest and Religious Appreciation Dinner held Aug. 8, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Grapevine.