Joseph Moreno at the location of the Dead Sea Scrolls

'Does God love the illegals?'

By Marnie McAllister
Catholic News Service

August 14, 2019

LOUISVILLE — A reader called The Record a couple of weeks ago to ask this question: "Does God love the illegals?" By "illegals," the caller was referring to our brothers and sisters who have crossed the southern border in search of  hope. 

Pete Loftin dines with a table of locals in Cisco.

The sky's the limit for STAR students

By Sandra Engelland
North Texas Catholic

August 12, 2019

FORT WORTH — How do you help at-risk children build better futures? For thousands of families in the North Texas area, the answer is getting kids a great private school education through the STAR Sponsorship Program.

Making a fashion statement: Catholic values meet beautiful attire

By Kiki Hayden
North Texas Catholic
August 16, 2019

Co-founders Audrey Cole, right, CEO, and Mary Kunkel, CCO of Paris Bloom, pose with a dress titled ClemyDALLAS — At the mall, Audrey Cole and her younger sister Mary Kunkel felt isolated. Mannequins displayed dresses with plunging necklines and short skirts, designed to sexualize.

Ready, set, grow: new retreat encourages youth to be saints

By Susan McFarland
North Texas Catholic 
August 2, 2019

Lauren Wilde and Annice Barber-Petroff sand a part for a baby bedBURLESON — Putting faith into action and learning how to experience a true conversion as Christ’s disciple was the mission of a five-day intensive youth retreat held at Saint Ann Parish in Burleson.

Community joins Bishop Olson to celebrate 25 year of priesthood

By Joan Kurkowski Gillen
North Texas Catholic
July 11, 2019

Bishop Michael OlsonKELLER — It’s been five years since Pope Francis appointed him bishop. But for many who came to a celebratory Mass marking his ordination to the priesthood 25 years ago, Bishop Michael F. Olson is still referred to simply and affectionately as Father Michael.

Christ truly present: Why are you Catholic

By Father Joseph Keating
North Texas Catholic
August 7, 2019

Father Keating elevates monstranceABBOTT — In early June, the U.S. bishops had a meeting, during which one of their staffers actively managed the USCCB Twitter account. 

On Angel's Wings: Gabriel Angels provide caring outreach and assistance

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
July 18, 2019

Angela and Bob WaltersFORT WORTH — A week before Mother’s Day, Gwen Rein received a surprise gift in the mail. The framed photograph was beautiful, but, more touching, were the words included with the thoughtful gesture.

At D.C. rally on migrant children, North Texas grad among those arrested 

By Carol Zimmermann
Catholic News Service
July 25, 2019

Daniel LockeWASHINGTON (CNS) — A few hundred Catholic activists, including dozens of women religious, gathered outside at the foot of the U.S. Capitol July 18 urging politicians to stop the “inhumane treatment” of immigrant children at the border.