The Holy Land without Christians? Franciscans bolster dwindling minority

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen

North Texas Catholic
October 11, 2017

FORT WORTH — As the Franciscans prepare to celebrate the 800th anniversary of their arrival in the Holy Land, the order’s effort to keep the Christian faith alive in the places where it was born has never been more important.

Class of 2020 deacon candidates instituted as lectors

By Lance Murray
North Texas Catholic

October 6, 2017

FORT WORTH — One after another, 28 men knelt before Bishop Michael Olson and placed their hands on the Holy Scripture, on Sept. 30 at St. Patrick Cathedral.

Why are you on the sidewalk? 40 Days with Bob Walters

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
October 9, 2017

FORT WORTH — “The only way to stop abortion is prayer. It’s our only tool. But when we gather together, it’s incredible,” said Bob Walters, the Knights of Columbus diocesan task leader for pro-life.

Youth overcome distance, experience universal Church at Deanery Mass

By Jenara Kocks Burgess
North Texas Catholic
October 4, 2017

WICHITA FALLS — Bringing teens together to experience the universality of the Catholic Church can be challenging for rural parishes one or two hours apart and as many as three hours from major events near the diocesan offices in Fort Worth.

Young Catholic Professionals conference promotes spiritual growth

By Michelle McDaniel
North Texas Catholic
October 2, 2017

IRVING — Since Jennifer Baugh founded and became the executive director of the Dallas-based Young Catholic Professionals (YCP) seven years ago, the program has grown immensely, stretching from coast to coast with 16 separate chapters, including one in Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Diocese welcomes Don Wagner as new CFO

By Jacqueline Burkepile
North Texas Catholic
October 2, 2017

FORT WORTH — The Chief Financial Officer in any organization undertakes great responsibility to those around him. In the diocese, the CFO administers diocesan finances under Bishop Michael Olson’s authority, protects Church assets, and works to understand its imminent financial needs.

Experts bring end-of-life issues, faith to forefront

By Juan Guajardo
North Texas Catholic
September 28, 2017

IRVING — Palliative care, hospice, life expectancy, and death aren’t typically go-to subjects when gathered around the coffee table. Or anytime. But perhaps they should be, said Father Tad Pacholczyk during the second “Do No Harm” conference series.

Knights aid natural disaster victims in Puerto Rico and Mexico

By CNA Staff
Catholic News Agency
September 29, 2017

NEW HAVEN, CONN. (CNA/EWTN News) — To provide relief after a spate of recent natural disasters, the Knights of Columbus have raised over $2.8 million worth of aid to be distributed to the Caribbean and Mexico, and to the southeastern states of the United States.