New principals committed to strong academics, firm faith foundation

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic

August 17, 2017

FORT WORTH — Three Catholic schools in our diocese welcome new principals this school year. Each comes to her position with a strong background in Catholic education.

Pope leads prayers for an end to 'inhuman violence' of terrorism

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service

August 21, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – "Let us beg the Lord, God of mercy and peace, to free the world from this inhuman violence," Pope Francis prayed after a week of deadly terrorist attacks in Africa and Europe.

Knights' tradition bestows gratitude for priests and religious

By Jacqueline Burkepile
North Texas Catholic
August 11, 2017

KELLER — Prayer, generosity, and thanksgiving were in the air as the Knights of Columbus in the Diocese of Fort Worth held their 22nd annual Priest and Religious Appreciation Dinner Monday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Keller.

U.S. Catholic parishes, schools happy to be in path of solar eclipse

By Carol Zimmermann
Catholic News Service
August 18, 2017

WASHINGTON (CNS) – U.S. Catholic parishes and schools located in the 70-mile-wide path of the total solar eclipse Aug. 21 plan to take part in this rare event with everything from providing viewing sites to offering overnight retreats or all-day events with family activities.

Diocese names Richard Mathews as director of Safe Environment

By Lance Murray
North Texas Catholic
August 1, 2017

FORT WORTH Charged with ensuring the safety of the children and young people within the diocese, Richard Mathews has taken the position of director of the Safe Environment Program, effective July 10. 

Iceland and its heavy push to abort Down syndrome births

By Mary Rezac
Catholic News Agency
August 14, 2017

Reykjavik, ICELAND (CNA/EWTN News) – A recent article from CBS News proclaims that “few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.” The operative word here is “births.”     

Fort Worth Serrans send off seminarians with support, prayers

By John Crumley
North Texas Catholic
August 17, 2017

FORT WORTH — The Fort Worth Serra Club hosted its annual seminarian party honoring 30 seminarians on Aug. 6, prior to the start of the new seminary school year. The annual seminarian party is one of the ways the Fort Worth Serra Club supports vocations.

Medical students take their stethoscopes to the streets

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
July 27, 2017

FORT WORTH — Mike Byers keeps his nose buried in books about anatomy and osteopathic techniques. “There so much reading to do and facts to learn, it’s easy to lose perspective,” said the second year medical student.