Campus ministries promote vocations, presence through challenging years

By Matthew Smith

North Texas Catholic
November 20, 2017

FORT WORTH — Father Nghia Nguyen, during a Nov. 8 Mass at the Texas Christian University Catholic Newman Center, asked students attending to contemplate how God is calling “each and every one” of them to holiness.

At St. Joseph School, generosity overflows to provide water for Africa

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic

November 18, 2017

ARLINGTON — About 550 students, teachers, and families of St. Joseph Catholic School in Arlington have taken steps to solve the clean water crisis in Africa.
Literally.

Lectio Divina: Christ the King is returning in glory

By Callie Nowlin
North Texas Catholic
November 22, 2017

“He will sit upon his glorious throne,” Jesus says to his disciples in Matthew 25:31-46. Here presented before us is Jesus, with the angels gathered around Him and all the nations assembled before Him. Here He sits in majesty. Here He sits on his throne as one in authority.

Local faithful remember spirituality, warmth of Fr. Gerald Gordon, TOR

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
November 17, 2017

FORT WORTH — Father M. Gerald Gordon, TOR, spent only a brief time in the Diocese of Fort Worth but his upbeat spirit, love of neighbor, and willingness to help anyone in need left a lasting impression on many parishioners. The diocese mourns the loss of Fr. Gordon, 76, who died Nov. 10.

St. Maria Goretti School students honor veterans

By NTC Staff
North Texas Catholic
November 10, 2017
ARLINGTON — More than 345 students at St. Maria Goretti Catholic School in Arlington honored U.S. veterans with a flag retirement ceremony and Veterans’ Day Celebration on Nov. 10. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and American Heritage Girls presided over the official flag retirement.

Priest seen as 'Catholic Martin Luther King' who gave 'all to his faith'

By Kristen Hannum
Catholic News Service
November 21, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — The crowd in Holy Rosary Parish's Aquinas Hall, more than 250 strong, hushed as the lights dimmed for "Tolton: From Slave to Priest." At its end, the audience rose to give a standing ovation for the performance portraying the 19th-century priest Father Augustus Tolton.

Black Catholic History Month called chance to learn, share rich history

By Amy Wise Taylor
Catholic News Service
November 8, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. (CNS) Sister Roberta Fulton gets excited every year about National Black Catholic History Month. She said that during the November celebration, she looks for ways to share how black Catholics helped make the Church what it is today.

Father Solanus Casey: the priest who answered the doorbell

By Hannah Brockhaub
Catholic News Agency
November 17, 2017

DETROIT — Fr. Solanus Casey is an American-born Capuchin priest who died in 1957. He will be beatified at a Nov. 18 Mass in Detroit. Known for his great faith, attention to the sick, and ability as a spiritual counselor, he will be the second American-born male to be beatified.