Joseph Moreno at the location of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Encounter Texas puts focus on Christ, community, conviviality

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic

August 19, 2019

GRAPEVINE — The aim of the Aug. 16-18 Encounter Texas Conference, held at the Gaylord Texan Resort, was to offer something for everyone. 

Pete Loftin dines with a table of locals in Cisco.

Following their call: Lovers of the Holy Cross sisters renew vows

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic

August 19, 2019

ARLINGTON — When religious women make vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, they can’t be certain where those vows will take them.

Making a fashion statement: Catholic values meet beautiful attire

By Kiki Hayden
North Texas Catholic
August 16, 2019

Co-founders Audrey Cole, right, CEO, and Mary Kunkel, CCO of Paris Bloom, pose with a dress titled ClemyDALLAS — At the mall, Audrey Cole and her younger sister Mary Kunkel felt isolated. Mannequins displayed dresses with plunging necklines and short skirts, designed to sexualize.

Born in grief 30 years ago, The WARM Place heals children's invisible wounds

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic 
August 20, 2019

Lauren Wilde and Annice Barber-Petroff sand a part for a baby bedFORT WORTH — It’s just grief. “To this day, those words ring a bell in my head,” said Peggy Bohme. That observation sparks a flood of memories for the retired mother of two who lost her eldest child in 1984.

Cristo Rey High School welcomes students to new campus

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
August 20, 2019

Bishop Michael OlsonFORT WORTH — The 75 freshmen of Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School don’t know how good they have it. The sophomores who helped the college preparatory school move to its new campus this summer were “in awe” of the gymnasium, an auditorium, and a larger lunchroom.

Christ truly present: Why are you Catholic?

By Father Joseph Keating
North Texas Catholic
August 7, 2019

Father Keating elevates monstranceABBOTT — In early June, the U.S. bishops had a meeting, during which one of their staffers actively managed the USCCB Twitter account. This normally would not have caught my attention, as I am not even on Twitter, but I did become interested after I read that a tweet got a lot of responses.

Community joins Bishop Olson to celebrate 25 year of priesthood

By Joan Kurkowski Gillen
North Texas Catholic
July 11, 2019

Bishop Michael OlsonKELLER — It’s been five years since Pope Francis appointed him bishop. But for many who came to a celebratory Mass marking his ordination to the priesthood 25 years ago, Bishop Michael F. Olson is still referred to simply as Father Michael.

Ready, set, grow: new retreat encourages youth to be saints

By Susan McFarland
North Texas Catholic 
August 2, 2019

Lauren Wilde and Annice Barber-Petroff sand a part for a baby bedBURLESON — Putting faith into action and learning how to experience a true conversion as Christ’s disciple was the mission of a five-day intensive youth retreat held at Saint Ann Parish in Burleson.