Bishop Michael Olson

At MLK Mass, Bishop Fabre asserts faith compels us to act against racism

By Mary Lou Seewoester
North Texas Catholic

January 15, 2020

ARLINGTON — On Jan. 11, the altar and ambo at St. Joseph Parish in Arlington displayed brightly colored cloths from Ghana with designs representing a symbol for God..

Bishops with Pope Francis

Bishop Olson embarks on first "ad limina" visit to Vatican

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic

January 15, 2020

FORT WORTH — Bishop Michael Olson will travel to Rome for his first “ad limina apostolorum” visit, which begins January 20 and includes his 17 brother bishops from Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Residents fear what may come next after quakes, archbishop says

By Mark Pattison
Catholic News Service
January 13, 2020

destroyed Immaculate Conception Church in Puerto RicoWASHINGTON  — Hurricane Maria was a body blow to Puerto Rico in 2017, one from which it has yet to fully recover. Then came the series of 5-magnitude-and-higher earthquakes that began Dec. 29 — topped off by three such temblors in a 30-minute span Jan. 7.

"Malawi chose us" - Denton parishioners establish African charity

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic 
January 13, 2020

nurse vaccinates childrenDENTON — When Seth Morgan and Michael Tenny decided to start a charity that would make a difference in the world, they carefully weighed their options. For more than a year, the North Texas businessmen studied where money and manpower could do the most good.

Catholic Charities Fort Worth: A work in progress

By North Texas Catholic
North Texas Catholic
December 19, 2019

Oren CassFORT WORTH — Renowned author and researcher Oren Cass surveyed a room filled with enthusiastic Catholic Charities Fort Worth staff members and supporters and marveled aloud, “What an impressive group we have here, all of you determined to do the hard work of ending poverty.”

After 12 years, Good Shepherd parishioner prays for father's release

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
December 7, 2019

Bob LevinsonCOLLEYVILLE — The last time Stephanie Levinson Curry spoke to her dad, she was a new mother caring for a four-month-old baby who wouldn’t sleep at night. Tired and discouraged, the 28-year-old reached out to her parents, Christine and Bob Levinson, for advice.

Treasures of St. Patrick Cathedral revealed in new book

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
December 3, 2019

cover of Cathedral TreasuresFORT WORTH — Ever wonder about the oil paintings that hang in the vestibules of St. Patrick Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth or admired the radiant beauty of the rose window on the building’s east façade?

Iraqi cardinal: Innocents will 'be the fuel' for fire after drone strike

By Dave Gavlak
Catholic News Service
January 6, 2020

Las Posadas participantsChaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako, responding to a U.S. drone attack in Baghdad that killed Iran's top general, said "wisdom is required to avoid the 'volcanic eruption' we are about to face."