Formation Day

Formation Day focuses on period of purification 

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic

February 6, 2020

FORT WORTH — Each year, ministers, directors of religious education, and RCIA instructors across the diocese come together for a day highlighting the importance of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and an  opportunity for continued learning and renewal.

Austin March for life

Pro-life movement marches forward into a new decade  

By Matthew Smith 
North Texas Catholic

January 29, 2020

AUSTIN — Several of the more than 6,000 pro-lifers crowding Austin’s capitol lawn during the Jan. 25 Texas Rally For Life described the scene as heartening on one hand, albeit a reminder of work to be done on the other.

Sister Teresa Nasche, SHSp, teacher and hospital chaplain, dies at 92

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic 
February 10, 2020

Kobe with his daughterFORT WORTH — For Mother’s Day, Alice Curran sent Holy Spirit Sister Teresa Nasche a poem she wrote that captured the religious woman’s lifelong dedication to students, the struggling poor, and the sick. The retired St. Andrew parish staff member felt the holiday, dedicated to motherhood, was an appropriate time to celebrate a partner in ministry known for nurturing others.

Take 5 with Father: Faith, Community, Service

By Susan Moses 
North Texas Catholic 
February 3, 2020

Father Khoi TranMeet Father Khoi Tran, parochial administrator of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish in Burkburnett, St. Paul Parish in Electra, and Christ the King Parish in Iowa Park, who you might find in the community or on social media.

Bryant relied on Catholic faith to see him through tough personal times

By Catholic News Service
Catholic News Service
January 27, 2020

Kobe with his daughterCALABASAS, Calif. (CNS) — As the world mourned the loss of basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others killed in a tragic helicopter crash Jan. 26, many recalled how Bryant gave much credit to his Catholic faith for seeing him through the bad times and strengthening his marriage and family.

Welcome the stranger? Gov. Abbott declines resettling refugees 

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic 
January 21, 2020

Bishop Olson with refugeeFORT WORTH — After living in a refugee camp in western Tanzania for 23 years, Lusambya Mkuma and Apendeki Mbeleci received some very welcome news. They were approved for resettlement in the United States and could look forward to starting life again in a new home.

Hallmarks of a good, Catholic education 

By Sandra Engelland
North Texas Catholic
January 13, 2020

Teacher Katie TweedelPROSPER — One after another, the students marched to the podium and recited their poems. Some spoke in strong, clear voices, enjoying the challenge. A few started with smiles, anticipating laughter from a funny phrase. 

Continuing the mission: Fr. Lawrence leads diocesan mission office 

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic 
February 3, 2020

Father Brijil Lawrence Bishop Michael Olson recently named Father Brijil Lawrence, SAC, as the new director of Propagation of the Faith for the Diocese of Fort Worth as well as chairman of the Diocesan Mission Council.