Good shepherds of future flocks - seminarians spend year in parishes

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen

North Texas Catholic
April 5, 2018

LEWISVILLE — Thomas Jones considered a vocation as a priest in high school. But the Carrollton native didn’t understand the need for more “men of the cloth” until he was deployed with the U.S. Air Force.

St. Benedict Parish acquires replica
of Gero crucifix

By Marty Sabota

North Texas Catholic
April 9, 2018

FORT WORTH – Three years ago, Bishop Michael Olson established St. Benedict as a personal parish serving Catholics who wished to participate in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Diocese of Fort Worth.

New curriculum, advances create a safer environment

By Susan McFarland
North Texas Catholic
April 10, 2018

FORT WORTH — Protecting the most vulnerable is a top priority for the Church, and an updated, streamlined educational program is being implemented for the Diocese of Fort Worth.

Couples events in Wichita Falls tap into thirst for faith, community

By Jenara Kocks Burgess
North Texas Catholic
April 4, 2018

WICHITA FALLS — Catholic spouses from Wichita Falls and surrounding towns now have another way to learn about their Catholic faith while building community through the Marriage on Tap program.

Blessed Paul VI to be canonized at close of synod, cardinal says

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service
March 6, 2018
 

ROME (CNS) — Blessed Paul VI will be declared a saint in late October at the end of the Synod of Bishops on youth and discernment, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state.

Holiness means being loving, not boring, pope says

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service
April 9, 2018

VATICAN CITY (CNS) God calls all Christians to be saints — real people who make time for prayer and who show loving care for others in the simplest gestures, Pope Francis said in "Gaudete et Exsultate,"  

CCFW service a win-win for deacon candidates and clients

 
North Texas Catholic
March 8, 2018

FORT WORTH  — Deacon Rigoberto Leyva, diocesan coordinator of Pastoral Formation, and Juan Rendon, diocesan director of Permanent Deacon Formation, are connecting some of the 29 deacon candidates with service opportunities at Catholic Charities Fort Worth.

Terminally ill mother: Euthanasia push robs 'friends and family of joy'

By Marilyn Rodrigues
Catholic News Service
April 4, 2018

SYDNEY (CNS) — In March, as Anna Corry lay dying, she sent out a request to speak publicly about her opposition to euthanasia.The 50-year-old former nursing educator had endured an aggressive type of breast cancer since her diagnosis in January 2016.