Phone calls from hopeful immigrants began flooding Xergio Chacin’s office at Catholic Charities of Fort Worth days before President Barack Obama officially halted the deportation of nearly 5 million undocumented aliens by executive action.
William (Bill) Morgan Vann, Jr., 89, the father of Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange, California, and former bishop of Fort Worth, died peacefully at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield, Illinois, at midnight on Nov. 13, with family at his side.
At the start of 2014, several leaders of the Diocese of Fort Worth Deaf Ministry were part of a delegation to greet and welcome Bishop Michael Olson during his ordination at the Tarrant County Convention Center. They expressed gratitude for his support of the Fort Worth Catholic Community for the Deaf and all the Church. Near the end of the year, the bishop met with the local Deaf Community at their monthly worship and fellowship place — St. Rita Church in Fort Worth — and thanked to them for their devotion to Christ and his Church. The bishop concelebrated Mass with Father Ken Robinson, deaf ministry chaplain, for about 50 members of the Deaf Community Nov. 2 at St. Rita.