National Catholic Office for the Deaf convenes in Fort Worth

By Susan Moses

January 14, 2019

FORT WORTH — For most, it was their first rodeo. And they loved it. About 130 members of the National Catholic Office for the Deaf (NCOD) gathered in Fort Worth for their annual Pastoral Week from Jan. 10 – 14. 

Pueblo Bishop Stephen Berg returns to spur holiness, conversion at annual MLK Mass

By Susan McFarland

January 14, 2019

BEDFORD — Loving people of all races and prayers for a genuine conversion of the heart, one soul at a time, was prominent in the message shared Jan. 12 at St. Michael Parish during the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Mass.

Meet Mary Cluley, who puts her mind, body, and soul into teaching PE

By Jenara Kocks-Burgess
North Texas Catholic 
January 7, 2019

WICHITA FALLS — As parents walk their children to the entrance of Notre Dame Catholic School in Wichita Falls at 7:30 a.m., they are greeted by name by fellow students.

Fr. Jerome LeDoux, beloved former pastor of Our Mother of Mercy, dies

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic 
January 10, 2019

FORT WORTH — When Our Mother of Mercy parishioners learned former pastor, Father Jerome LeDoux, SVD, lay near death, members of the Monday night worship group gathered to pray for him.

Mercy unchained: How priests and deacons minister to imprisoned

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
January 8, 2019
When Father Richard Collins walks into one of the county, state, or federal prisons served by the Diocese of Fort Worth, he doesn’t worry about the welcome he’ll receive. “They want to talk,” he said, describing the warm greeting his arrival generates.

Diocesan schools to host open houses as part of Catholic Schools Week

By NTC Staff
North Texas Catholic
December 17, 2018

FORT WORTH —  From Wichita Falls to Prosper and Fort Worth, the 19 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fort Worth will be hosting open house opportunities in celebration of Catholic Schools Week.

Father Tom Craig, dedicated pastor and mission worker, dies at 66

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
January 7, 2018

FORT WORTH —  Father Tom Craig kept the various diplomas he earned in a box, but he framed his baptismal certificate and displayed it in his office. “That’s the only one that counts,” he explained to visitors.

Local students win 2018 national art contest; submissions accepted for 2019

By Michelle McDaniel
North Texas Catholic
December 21, 2018

FORT WORTH — Last year, Kaylee Martinez and Alexis Condor were among the nearly 150 young artists who entered the diocese’s annual Missionary Childhood Association Art Contest.