Local Vietnamese Americans celebrate New Year with family, faith, and hopes

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen

North Texas Catholic
February 22, 2018

ARLINGTON — Is there a holiday some children look forward to with more anticipation than Christmas? If you ask 11-year-old Justin Pham the answer is an enthusiastic, “Yes!”

Holy Redeemer Moms' Club provides spiritual and practical support to mothers

By Marty Sabota

North Texas Catholic
February 20, 2018

ALEDO — On a recent playdate, 6-year-old Clare turned a plain piece of paper into a colorful Valentine’s card for her mother that read, “From Clare to momy (sic). I love momy. God loves you.” Said her mother: “She’s really sweet. She’s always doing nice things like that.”

Lenten Discernment Program assists those considering priesthood

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic
February 13, 2018

FORT WORTH — Understanding and ultimately answering God’s call, especially a call to the priesthood, often raises questions. Time and deep discernment are required to ensure a proper decision is reached.

Catholics urged to affirm beauty, 'liberating truth' of 'Humanae Vitae'

By Julie Asher
Catholic News Service
February 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The "liberating truth" of Blessed Paul VI's encyclical Humanae Vitae is as relevant today 50 years after its promulgation, maybe more so, said Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila in his pastoral letter, "The Splendor of Love."

Three cheers for Lucas

By Richard Doerflinger
Catholic News Service
February 19, 2018

In a week dominated by the Winter Olympics and news of partisan combat (of course) in Washington, D.C., I am transfixed by the contagious smile of one little boy named Lucas Warren. Lucas has been chosen as the "Gerber spokesbaby" for 2018, so his joyful face will be used to promote Gerber baby products this year. 

Consecrated religious honored for their lives, light at annual service

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
February 8, 2018

FORT WORTH — February 2, the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, was always a special day for Sister Rosemary Stanton, SSMN. “It’s the day I became a novice and took the habit of my order,” said the sister who will celebrate 50 years with the religious community this August.

Fasting during Lent includes sharing, treating others kindly, pope says

By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service
February 16, 2018

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Loudly boasting or complaining about fasting during Lent and treating others unkindly is not what God wants, Pope Francis said in his homily Feb. 16 at morning Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae.

Jesus didn't look the way you thought He did

By David Mills
North Texas Catholic
February 5, 2018

You know how you picture Jesus? Like most of the pictures at church, right? You’re probably wrong. Let me say right away that doesn’t matter. As long as Christians have made pictures of Jesus, everyone’s made Him look like them.