men prostrate at altar

From a physical body to a virtual body: Catechesis goes remote during pandemic

By Kiki Hayden
North Texas Catholic

April 2, 2020

FORT WORTH — Reflecting on the spread of coronavirus in North Texas and the impact that has had on catechesis, Marlon De La Torre said, “We went from a physical body to a virtual body.”

Bishop Olson in empty St. Patrick

Like Never Before: Locals share ideas to keep Holy Week sacred

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic

April 5, 2020

FORT WORTH — For the first time in modern memory, Catholics around the world will observe Holy Week and celebrate Easter Sunday in a different way.

Schrader-Farry appointed Director of Safe Environment for diocese

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic 
March 31, 2020

Sandra Schrader-FarryFORT WORTH  —Sandra Schrader-Farry didn’t want to modify her resume to accommodate a potential employer. In addition to the law degree and work experience in family and circuit courts, her resume lists six positions or activities in her parish.

Bishop Olson responds to Tarrant County's stay at home order 

By North Texas Catholic
North Texas Catholic
March 24, 2020

mass in empty churchFORT WORTH  — In a March 24 statement, Bishop Michael Olson responded to the executive order given earlier that day for Tarrant County residents to stay at home except for essential business and crucial errands.

Virtually together: UTA Catholics remain connected in faith, fellowship

By Mary Lou Seewoester
North Texas Catholic
March 23, 2020

screenshot of Jonathan MarekARLINGTON — Since last fall, members of the University Catholic Community (UCC) at the University of Texas at Arlington have met four times a week to pray the Rosary.

Top 10 movies to inspire you during these challenging times

By Jerry Circelli
North Texas Catholic 
March 19, 2020

Family watching tvFORT WORTH — During these unprecedented days when we’re asked to limit our exposure to the outside world, families are spending more time together at home than they probably ever have in the past.

God catches flying arrows: The three plenary indulgences explained

By Kiki Hayden
North Texas Catholic
April 3, 2020

healthcare worker in maskImagine an arrow flying toward a target. You are the arrow. God is the target. The Greek verb for “sin” is hamartánein — the same word used when an archer “misses the mark.” When you commit a grave sin, you are “missing the mark,” or moving away from God.

COVID-19 is not God's judgment, but a call to live differently, says pope

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service 
March 27, 2020

Pope Francis holds a monstranceVATICAN CITY (CNS) — The worldwide coronavirus pandemic is not God's judgment on humanity, but God's call on people to judge what is most important to them and resolve to act accordingly from now on, Pope Francis said.