Lenten Discernment Program assists those considering priesthood

By Matthew Smith

North Texas Catholic
February 13, 2018

FORT WORTH — Understanding and ultimately answering God’s call, especially a call to the priesthood, often raises questions. Time and deep discernment are required to ensure a proper decision is reached.

Catholics urged to affirm beauty, 'liberating truth' of 'Humanae Vitae'

By Julie Asher

Catholic News Service
February 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The "liberating truth" of Blessed Paul VI's encyclical Humanae Vitae is as relevant today 50 years after its promulgation, and maybe even more so, said Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila in his new pastoral letter, "The Splendor of Love."

Fasting during Lent includes sharing, treating others kindly, pope says

By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service
February 16, 2018

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Loudly boasting or complaining about fasting during Lent and treating others unkindly is not what God wants, Pope Francis said in his homily Feb. 16 at morning Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae.

Jesus didn't look the way you thought He did

By David Mills
North Texas Catholic
February 5, 2018

You know how you picture Jesus? Like most of the pictures at church, right? You’re probably wrong. Let me say right away that doesn’t matter. As long as Christians have made pictures of Jesus, everyone’s made Him look like them.

Three cheers for Lucas

By Richard Doerflinger
Catholic News Service
February 19, 2018

In a week dominated by the Winter Olympics and news of partisan combat (of course) in Washington, D.C., I am transfixed by the contagious smile of one little boy named Lucas Warren. Lucas has been chosen as the "Gerber spokesbaby" for 2018, so his joyful face will be used to promote Gerber baby products this year. 

Consecrated religious honored for their lives, light at annual service

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
February 8, 2018

FORT WORTH — February 2, the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, was always a special day for Sister Rosemary Stanton, SSMN. “It’s the day I became a novice and took the habit of my order,” said the sister who will celebrate 50 years with the religious community this August.

Take 5 with Father: Spirit for adventure, heart for the Lord

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
January 10, 2018

WEATHERFORD — Baptism, mango trees, and sacred trust come together with Father Michael O’Sullivan, SAC, pastor of St. Stephen Parish in Weatherford. He's a native of Ireland who spent 25 years as a missionary in Kenya and Tanzania.

Sister Donna Marie Crochet, SSMN, first teacher to hundreds, dies at 73

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
January 29, 2018

FORT WORTH — When Priscilla Sotelo enrolled her daughter, Hailey, in St. Cecilia’s pre-kindergarten program, she worried about sending the four-year-old to the Dallas school for an entire day. Sister Donna Marie Crochet, SSMN, eased the transition for the mom.