New vocations team casts wider net

By Juan Guajardo

North Texas Catholic
September 19, 2017

FORT WORTH — The Diocese of Fort Worth is taking a new approach to priestly vocations. Rather than an individual director helping men and women explore a vocational call, as was done in years prior, vocations will be fostered by a team of priests.

Catholic Charities Fort Worth on the ground, in for long haul on Harvey relief

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic

September 16, 2017

FORT WORTH — Bryan Knox and Jim Schick burst into laughter when asked if they’re stressed. “When I get a chance to go to my car for a break and call my fiancée I tell her I’m stressed but it’s a good stress,” Knox said.

Continuing the conversation builds trust within community

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
September 19, 2017

ARLINGTON — In today’s climate, the social barometer reads somewhere between indifferent and hostile toward people different than ourselves. Leaders from Arlington to the Vatican are attempting to shift the prevailing attitudes towards unity.

Airmen, auto racing, and altars: Fr. Jerome Ward celebrates 50th jubilee

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
September 11, 2017

FORT WORTH — Chuck Beare wasn’t surprised to see people from across the country travel to Fort Worth to help his uncle, Father Jerome A. Ward, celebrate 50 years in the priesthood. “He never met anyone who wasn’t a friend,” explained the Houston resident.

Bishop Olson, U.S. bishops stand by DACA recipients; Catholic Charities assisting with renewals

By North Texas Catholic
September 7, 2017

FORT WORTH — Bishop Michael Olson is united with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in denouncing the effects of President Trump’s decision to rescind DACA. 

Salesian priest recounts harrowing tale of his capture, liberation

By Junno Arocho Esteves
Catholic News Service
September 18, 2017

ROME (CNS) — Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil was sitting in a room in an unknown location — one of several he had been relocated to during his 18-month imprisonment — when he received some unexpected news.

St. Thomas Aquinas Knights spearhead food drive 

By Richard Janeski
North Texas Catholic contributor
September 5, 2017

PILOT POINT — On Saturday, Aug. 12, Knights of Columbus Council 2045 and 4th Degree Assembly 2042 presented almost $1,300 to Luther Slay of Shepherd’s Storehouse in Pilot Point. 

Pope arrives to help promote healing in war-scarred Colombia

By David Agren
Catholic News Service
September 7, 2017

BOGOTA, Colombia (CNS) — Pope Francis arrived in Colombia Sept. 6 for a five-day visit to promote reconciliation in a deeply Catholic country scarred and reticent to offer forgiveness after decades of war.