Bishop known as 'humble servant,' 'strong advocate' for those in need

DALLAS (CNS) — During Bishop Kevin J. Farrell's tenure in Dallas, the diocese has made inroads in nearly all sectors of the life of the Church, from an increase in priestly vocations to steady Catholic school enrollment during tough economic times.

SSMN jubilarians honored, sisters reaffirm commitment to Christ, Church

Eight sisters from the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur were honored for their long religious lives at a Jubilee Celebration Aug. 13 at St. Andrew Church in Fort Worth.

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.