Liturgy transforms over 50 years, but St. Thomas choir keeps the beat

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen

North Texas Catholic
July 12, 2018

FORT WORTH — Chuck Merrill — along with fellow bandmates Mike Wright and Jean Queppett — have spent every Sunday for the past 50 years sharing their musical talent with parishioners at St. Thomas the Apostle. 

Seminarians hit the books, in Spanish

By Alice Varela Murray

North Texas Catholic
July 16, 2018

FORT WORTH — Five seminarians from the Diocese of Fort Worth have spent the summer learning Spanish in an intensive language program that will enable them to better serve Spanish-speaking parishioners.

Room to spare, love to share. Stories from a fostering family.

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
July 9, 2018

FRISCO — “I never know how many will walk through the door” quips Grandmother each time Kristi Powell and her family visit. Her grandmother exaggerates, said Powell, who has fostered more than 40 kids. They never foster more than three at a time.

Coach Michael Carlson tackles diocesan athletic director role

By Susan McFarland
North Texas Catholic
July 17, 2018

FORT WORTH — Michael Carlson's passion is not just for sports but for making sure all young people regardless of athletic ability or economic status can participate, something he strives to do as new athletic director for the Diocese of Fort Worth.

Knights put wheels in motion at local nonprofits

By Marty Sabota
North Texas Catholic
June 28, 2018

FORT WORTH — From the time she was a tyke growing up in rural East Texas, Sarrah “Frenchie” Richards modeled the strong, selfless virtues of a nurse. "I was just nurturing,” said the 95-year-old. 

Teach. Explain. Defend. St. Junipero Serra Institute ready for year two

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
June 29, 2018

FORT WORTH —As the St. Junipero Serra Institute approaches its first anniversary, its mission is crystallizing: Teach. Explain. Defend. “We want everyone to be able to give a reason for their hope,” said Paola Quintero-Araújo, director.

New struggles bring new perspective at Catholic Charities

 
North Texas Catholic
July 10, 2018

FORT WORTH — Approximately 40 community members gamely left the Catholic Charities Fort Worth campus in groups of four to explore financial options in various Fort Worth neighborhoods.

Immaculate Conception Garden reaps statewide reward

By Alice Varela Murray
North Texas Catholic
July 3, 2018
DENTON — Keep Texas Beautiful recently named Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Denton as the winner of the statewide award for its program that encourages environmental learning.