Fr. Raphael Eagle, dedicated hospital chaplain and joyful friar, dies at 77

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic

March 21, 2017

THE COLONY — Visiting hospital patients on a daily basis — particularly sick and dying children — is a daunting task. Father Raphael Eagle, TOR, coped with the challenges of that ministry in a special way.

Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly London attack

By Elise Harris
Catholic News Agency

March 23, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — After four people died in an apparent terrorist attack in London yesterday, Pope Francis voiced his concern and solidarity for the victims and their families, entrusting them and the nation to God’s mercy.


Couples celebrate silver, golden anniversaries at annual Mass

By Lance Murray
North Texas Catholic
March 17, 2017

FORT WORTH — Love was in air March 12 during the Silver and Golden Anniversary Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church — the love of married couples, and their love of God. "A sense of trust in God and being companions to each other has been foundational to your married life," Bishop Michael Olson told the couples and their families.

FIAT mission trip makes big impact in rural parishes

By Crystal Brown
North Texas Catholic
March 22, 2017

PENELOPE — For a group of University of Texas at Arlington students, spring break wasn’t about finding a sunny destination or taking the great American road trip. Rather, these students dedicated their time away from the classroom to helping rural parishes in the Diocese of Fort Worth as part of the Faith In Action Together (FIAT) young adult mission.

Renowned actor Alberto Mayagoitía performs "Mi Cristo Roto" locally

By Crystal Brown
North Texas Catholic
March 8, 2017

FORT WORTH — Acclaimed Mexican actor Alberto Mayagoitía will perform Mi Cristo Roto (My Broken Christ) in both English and Spanish shows at the Brewer High School auditorium March 24 and March 25. Fr. Manuel Holguin describes the play as a reflection of how we can see the face of Christ in others, especially in those who struggle.

Archdiocese announces beatification date for Oklahoma priest

By Rhina Guidos
Catholic News Service
March 16, 2017

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one of its native sons, Father Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was brutally murdered there in 1981, will be beatified Sept. 23 in Oklahoma. "It's official! Praised be Jesus Christ!" the archdiocese announced on March 13.

Late bishop's Little Black Book provides Lenten inspiration

By Sam Lucero
Catholic News Service
February 28, 2017

ALLOUEZ, Wis. (CNS) — Every year, Catholics look for ways to observe the 40 days of Lent. Finding inspiration for prayer — one of the three Lenten faith traditions, along with fasting and almsgiving — is a top priority and one favorite source for many is the Little Black Book.

Supreme Court blocks Texas inmate's execution, cites racial bias

By Carol Zimmermann
Catholic News Service
January 26, 2017

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Supreme Court's Feb. 22 decision to block the execution of an African-American inmate on death row in Texas over racially biased testimony in his sentencing hearing is "another stride toward greater justice in our legal system," said a Catholic anti-death penalty leader.