men prostrate at altar

A great event of hope: Six men ordained transitional deacons

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic

March 23, 2020

FORT WORTH — Calling the occasion “a great event of hope in the midst of a pandemic,” Bishop Michael Olson ordained six men to the Order of Deacon during a March 19 Mass in St. Patrick Cathedral.

Bishop Olson in empty St. Patrick

Fear not: local parishioners adapt to COVID-19 restrictions with charity, faith

By Mary Lou Seewoester
North Texas Catholic

March 23, 2020

FORT WORTH — The pews were empty this weekend at every Mass in every parish in the Diocese of Fort Worth. Parish priests offered Sunday Masses, assisted by one deacon and/or server, but without a congregation.

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, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Keller.

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.

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.

Catholic healthcare workers help patients even in midst of pandemic

By Joan Kurkowski Gillen
North Texas Catholic
March 27, 2020

healthcare worker in maskFORT WORTH  ̶   Nicole Havrilla knows what it’s like to feel anxious during a pregnancy. Founder and president of WholeLife Authentic Care in Fort Worth, the St. Patrick parishioner can empathize with women who have struggled with infertility for years before a baby is due. 

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.