Texas dioceses to join Fort Worth in disclosing names of accused clergy

By Juan Guajardo

North Texas Catholic
October 10, 2018

FORT WORTH — To promote healing and ensure a safer environment for children, the dioceses in Texas announced Oct. 10 that they will publicly release the names of clergy who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.

60 adults sealed with gift of Holy Spirit during Confirmation Mass

By Matthew Smith

North Texas Catholic
October 15, 2018

FORT WORTH — “Welcome to your cathedral,” Bishop Michael Olson told the 60 adults from 14 parishes awaiting Confirmation to open the Oct. 13 Adult Confirmation Mass at St. Patrick Cathedral. “It is more than just a big church.”

Saints risk all for love of Jesus, pope says at canonization Mass

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service
October 15, 2018
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Carrying Pope Paul VI's pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, Pope Francis formally recognized them, and five others, as saints.

After roadblocks, film on abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell hits theaters

By CNA Staff
North Texas Catholic
September 24, 2018
WASHINGTON (CNA) — The trial of a Philadelphia abortion doctor, whose shoddy clinics and gruesome practices led to his conviction of three counts of murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter, is the subject of a movie in theaters this week.

Sister Rosemary Stanton celebrates 50 years as Sister of St. Mary of Namur

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
September 24, 2018
FORT WORTH — Everything about the Red Mass that took place Sept. 27 suggested Pentecost — from the red vestments to the sweetness of incense filling the church as the congregation sang “Come Holy Ghost.”

Encuentro veterans continue bearing fruit in Catholic ministry

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
October 3, 2018

GRAPEVINE — Years of backbreaking work in the vegetable fields of California, Oregon, and Washington introduced Jose Lopez to the Encuentro process in 1985. 

Body Builder: Monica Ashour writes, teaches Theology of the Body

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
September 18, 2018

Monica Ashour is reading her fourth copy of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. She wore out her first three copies, and her current edition is dog-eared and filled with sticky notes.

"God can work miracles out here"  — 40 Days for Life begins

By Michelle McDaniel
North Texas Catholic
October 1, 2018

FORT WORTH — Pro-life advocates gathered on the curb between Planned Parenthood and the neighboring adoption center to pray and speak to begin the 40 Days for Life kickoff event.