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In latest pastoral letter, Bishop Olson reinforces safety precautions for public celebration of Mass

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic

June 26, 2020

FORT WORTH — Responding to the upturn in COVID-19 cases in Texas, Bishop Michael Olson reinforced the protocols put into place into place the weekend of May 2-3.

Father Jonathan Wallis leads procession at 50th anniversary

Love Thy Neighbor: St. Vincent de Paul Society offers financial, emotional help

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic

June 19, 2020

FORT WORTH — Pat McMann listens with compassion as people tearfully explain why they can’t pay the rent or fear having their electricity shut off. 

Angels at the bedside: medical teams follow footsteps of Catholic sisters

By Jerry Circelli
North Texas Catholic 
June 30, 2020

nurse with childFORT WORTH — The reputation of 11 Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word preceded them long before they stepped off a steam train in Fort Worth on April 5, 1885. 

Higher education: Immaculate Conception teacher wins national award

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
June 29, 2020

Tina JezekDENTON — Tina Jezek had a problem. The speech and drama teacher at Immaculate Conception Catholic School had six angel costumes for the Christmas pageant, but after praying about the cast, she wanted to include 15 angels.

New director Wendy Collins views stewardship as a way of life

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic
June 15, 2020

Wendy CollinsFORT WORTH — Wendy Collins' June 1 appointment as director of stewardship and parish relations in the Advancement Foundation likely comes as no surprise given her longstanding penchant for diving in to help.

Anchored by faith: Fr. Eric Groner journeys for Jesus on the open seas

By Joan Kurkowski Gillen
North Texas Catholic 
June 12, 2020

Fr. Eric GronerFORT WORTH — Once or twice a year, Father Eric Groner, SVD, leaves the routine of life as pastor of St. Rita Parish in Fort Worth to set sail on the open seas

All together: Pallottine priests in the Diocese of Fort Worth

By Jerry Circelli
North Texas Catholic
June 4, 2020

Father Prakash DiasFORT WORTH — Symbolically, you might say that Society of Catholic Apostolate priests, better known as Pallottines, are part of the very DNA of Christ’s Church in the Diocese of Fort Worth. 

Take 5 with Father Philip Petta: unexpected graces

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
June 1, 2020

Father Philip PettaVERNON  — Meet Fr. Philip Petta, who makes an 82-mile journey each Sunday to celebrate Mass at three parishes, but "it's wonderful because the people are so grateful to have a priest bringing them the sacraments."