Appreciation dinner highlights diocese's religious education leaders

By Marty Sabota

North Texas Catholic
November 10, 2017

FORT WORTH — Almost 200 combined years of service. Thousands of hours of religious education. That’s how much time four women and one man combined have given in holy service to parishes of the Diocese of Fort Worth.

Vocation discerners find brotherhood, food for thought over breakfast

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic

November 13, 2017

FORT WORTH — St. Andrew the Apostle is often credited as the first person to engage others in the mission of Jesus Christ. The fisherman recognized the Messiah walking along the Sea of Galilee and brought his brother, Simon Peter, to meet him.

St. Maria Goretti School students honor veterans

By NTC Staff
North Texas Catholic
November 10, 2017

ARLINGTON — More than 345 students at St. Maria Goretti Catholic School in Arlington honored U.S. veterans with a flag retirement ceremony and Veterans’ Day Celebration on Nov. 10. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and American Heritage Girls presided over the official flag retirement.

Local faithful remember spirituality, warmth of Fr. Gerald Gordon, TOR

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
November 17, 2017

FORT WORTH — Father M. Gerald Gordon, TOR, spent only a brief time in the Diocese of Fort Worth but his upbeat spirit, love of neighbor, and willingness to help anyone in need left a lasting impression on many parishioners. The diocese mourns the loss of Fr. Gordon, 76, who died Nov. 10.

Advice for those considering their vocation

By Fr. Khoi Tran
North Texas Catholic
November 6, 2017
BURKBURNETT — For those who are discerning the priesthood, don't be afraid. None of us are perfect and worthy, but that's why this vocation is from God for He's the one who empowers those He called. With courage and perseverance, we allow Him to work in us, and we as His instruments.

The importance of prayer to life and work as a priest

By Fr. Ronaldo Mercado
North Texas Catholic
November 5, 2017

FORT WORTH — Prayer is essential in the life of the priest. Prayer is the lifeblood of the spiritual life of the priest and the guiding principle in the pastoral and decision-making aspect of the day-to-day activity of a pastor. Without prayer, a priest is undergoing a slow death, a spiritual and pastoral suicide. 

Black Catholic History Month called chance to learn, share rich history

By Amy Wise Taylor
Catholic News Service
November 8, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. (CNS) Sister Roberta Fulton gets excited every year about National Black Catholic History Month. She said that during the November celebration, she looks for ways to share how black Catholics helped make the Church what it is today.

Father Solanus Casey: the priest who answered the doorbell

By Hannah Brockhaub
Catholic News Agency
November 17, 2017

DETROIT — Fr. Solanus Casey is an American-born Capuchin priest who died in 1957. He will be beatified at a Nov. 18 Mass in Detroit. Known for his great faith, attention to the sick, and ability as a spiritual counselor, he will be the second American-born male to be beatified.