Confirmation: sealed by the Holy Spirit

By Lance Murray

North Texas Catholic
May 22, 2018

FORT WORTH — One by one, the young Catholics came forward in the sanctuary of St. Andrew Catholic Parish in Fort Worth, their sponsors’ hands firmly planted on their shoulders. 

Msgr. Publius Xuereb celebrates half-century of priesthood

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen

North Texas Catholic
May 16, 2018

ALEDO — The reasons why Holy Redeemer parishioners love and respect their pastor, Monsignor Publius Xuereb, are as plentiful as the wildflowers that spring up near the rural Aledo church each May.

Responding to His grace —  
Maurice Moon

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
May 8, 2018
As he prepared for his ordination to the priesthood on May 19, Deacon Maurice Moon recalls a popular quote attributed to St. Francis of Assisi: “I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anybody.”

Changed for eternity  — Jonathan Demma

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
May 9, 2018

Deacon Jonathan Demma remembers the moment when becoming a priest was cemented into his soul.The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parishioner was in the Bronx to witness the ordination of a friend he met a year earlier at World Youth Day in Canada. 

St. John Paul II Vocation Monstrance travels through diocese

By Mary Lou Seewoester
North Texas Catholic
May 16, 2018
 

FORT WORTH – Father Nghia Nguyen, vocations liaison for the Diocese of Fort Worth, believes it’s important to “create a culture in the diocese where we all pray for vocations.”

At regional meeting, 19 diocese compare notes on Hispanic Ministry

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
May 9, 2018

SAN ANTONIO — Excited. Honored. Joyful. That’s how 40 delegates from the Diocese of Fort Worth described their participation in the V Encuentro Region X Conference in San Antonio.

Stewardship's role in purposeful living examined during day of renewal

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic
May 4, 2018

ARLINGTON — K.I.S.S, or “Keep it simple, sister,” provided an tagline as Sister Mary Michael Fox, OP,  discussed stewardship during April 28's Purposeful Living Stewardship Day of Renewal.

The Easter People — converts to the Catholic Church

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
May 8, 2018

FRISCO — Robert Powell, a fundamentalist Bible-based Protestant, was intrigued when Pope Benedict XVI resigned and the College of Cardinals assembled to select a new pope.