Officials call for necessary uncomfortable conversations about child sex trafficking

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic

May 8, 2019

FORT WORTH — Fort Worth sits on America’s largest crime corridor courtesy of Interstate 35W, a major transportation route for drugs, human trafficking, and other crimes.

Two hours of love: Connect Camp provides respite for dementia caregivers

By Susan McFarland
North Texas Catholic

May 6, 2019

WEATHERFORD — Two hours may not seem like a lot to the average person, but to those caring for people with dementia, 120 minutes of free time is a gift you can’t put a price tag on.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parishioner earns highest award

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
May 17, 2019

KELLER — Virginia Norred, a parishioner at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Keller, has earned the Stars and Stripes Award, the highest award in American Heritage Girls. She is only the 53rd young woman in Texas to earn the award.

Diocesan tribunal continues streamlining annulment proceedings 

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic 
May 14, 2019

FORT WORTH — The 200 to 300 people who apply for a marriage annulment in the Diocese of Fort Worth each year often approach the process with two fears, said Sara Paglialunga, JCD. “Their first fear is that it’s going to cost money,” explained the doctor of canon law.

Georgia governor signs heartbeat bill restricting state abortions

By CNS Staff
Catholic News Service
May 15, 2019
ATLANTA — Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation May 7 to ban abortions in the state once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is around six weeks. The bill's signing comes after weeks of protests and amid outcry for legal action against it.

Pro-life leaders applaud passage of abortion bill in Alabama

By CNS Staff
Catholic News Service
May 15, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (CNS) — By passing a bill to ban abortion in nearly all circumstances, the Alabama Legislature has recognized that abortion is "the extinguishing of a unique human life," said the president and CEO of Americans United for Life.

Police search Dallas diocesan chancery

By CNA Staff
Catholic News Agency
May 15, 2019

Dallas (CNA) — Police are conducting a search of Church premises in the Diocese of Dallas. Investigators from the Dallas child exploitation unit executed a warrant on the chancery offices at 7:30 a.m. local time.

Take 5 with Father Albert: Power of Prayer

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
May 1, 2019

HENRIETTA — Meet Father Albert Kanjirathumkal, HGN, who loves serving in a rural parish, celebrating the sacraments, and starting his day in prayer. He served at Sacred Heart Parish in Seymour and St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Megargel for more than six years