Knights' tradition bestows gratitude for priests and religious

By Jacqueline Burkepile
North Texas Catholic

August 11, 2017

KELLER — Prayer, generosity, and thanksgiving were in the air as the Knights of Columbus in the Diocese of Fort Worth held their 22nd annual Priest and Religious Appreciation Dinner at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.

Iceland is 'eradicating' Down aborting everyone who has it

By Mary Rezac
Catholic News Agency

August 16, 2017

Reykjavik, Iceland (CNA/EWTN News) – A recent article from CBS News proclaims that “few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.”

Young Catholic Professionals celebrate anniversary with bishop

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic
August 17, 2017

FORT WORTH — The need for young adult ministry is great and Young Catholic Professionals exists to bridge the gap. Such was the message speakers and participants repeated during the Aug. 9 YCP anniversary event at St. Patrick Cathedral’s Pastoral Center.

Fort Worth Serrans send off seminarians with support, prayers

By John Crumley
North Texas Catholic
August 17, 2017

FORT WORTH — The Fort Worth Serra Club hosted its annual seminarian party honoring 30 seminarians on Aug. 6, prior to the start of the new seminary school year. The annual seminarian party is one of the ways the Fort Worth Serra Club fosters and supports vocations to the religious life.

Diocese names Richard Mathews as director of Safe Environment

By Lance Murray
North Texas Catholic
August 1, 2017

FORT WORTH Charged with ensuring the safety of the children and young people within the diocese, Richard Mathews has taken the position of director of the Safe Environment Program, effective July 10. 

Friends, fellow religious remember Sister Frances Evans, CCVI

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
July 28, 2017

FORT WORTH — The eternal life of Sister Frances Evans, CCVI, was celebrated July 28 in a Mass of Christian Burial with Bishop Michael Olson presiding at St. Andrew Church in Fort Worth.

Sandwiches for homeless changing lives of recipients, parishioners alike

By Jose Montoya
Catholic News Service
August 1, 2017

WASHINGTON (CNS) – While driving to work with his son, Eric Von Gay Sr. noticed a homeless man walk out of his tent to look for food in the grass. That's when Eric Gay Jr. got the idea to "keep what Father Bill started."

Medical students take their stethoscopes to the streets

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
July 27, 2017

FORT WORTH — Mike Byers keeps his nose buried in books about anatomy and osteopathic techniques. “There so much reading to do and facts to learn, it’s easy to lose perspective,” said the second year medical student.