Father Pedro Martinez

A new shepherd for the flock: Father Pedro Martinez is ordained a priest

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic

July 2, 2020

KELLER — “God’s flock is in your midst. Give it a shepherd’s care” (1 Pt 5:2).

young child at prayer

Love overcomes hate: the fullness of Christ in His Church will help us

By Mary Lou Seewoester
North Texas Catholic

July 6, 2020

FORT WORTH — Amid worldwide protests about the killing of George Floyd and racial inequality, Bishop Michael Olson brought the diocese together for a Mass for the repose of the soul of George Floyd, for the consolation of his family, and for peace and an end to civil discord.

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.

Catholic Charities Fort Worth partners with Tarrant Area Food Bank

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic 
July 2, 2020

Catholic Charities employee delivers foodFORT WORTH — As they have before, Catholic Charities Fort Worth and Tarrant Area Food Bank are once again playing off each other’s strengths to address an immediate need — food insecurity in this instance.

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. 

Latest pastoral letter reinforces safety measures for public celebration of Mass

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
June 26, 2020

Bishop OlsonFORT WORTH  — Responding to the upturn in COVID-19 cases in the state of Texas, Bishop Michael Olson reinforced the safety protocols put into place the weekend of May 2-3, when the 91 parishes of the diocese reopened for public celebration of the Mass.