St. Peter the Apostle launches Perpetual Adoration with providential timing

By Mary Lou Seewoester
North Texas Catholic

July 19, 2017

FORT WORTH — When Martin Daley of St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Fort Worth approached his pastor, Father Manuel Holguin, about starting Perpetual Adoration, the result was providential.

U.S. bishops call for permanent protection for young migrants

By Rhina Guidos
Catholic News Service

July 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chair of the migration committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged the Trump administration to “ensure permanent protection” for youth who were brought to the U.S. as minors without legal documentation.

CCFW Scholarships secure future for rural students

By NTC Staff
North Texas Catholic
July 21, 2017

FORT WORTH — A little over a year ago, “Daniel” was living in a small Texas town and facing the prospect of homelessness. Lacking education or a support system, he faced a bleak future of minimum wage jobs without benefits or stability.

Sister Frances Evans, trailblazing religious and baseball nun, dies at 90

By Juan Guajardo
North Texas Catholic
July 22, 2017

FORT WORTH — Sister Frances Evans, CCVI, affectionately known as one of the “Rangers Nuns” died in Fort Worth on Friday. A Mass of Christian Burial is set for 11 a.m. July 28 at St. Andrew Parish in Fort Worth. She is the last Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word (CCVI) to serve in the diocese.

The joy of vocation: A look at the grown-up version of fun

By Carrie Gress, Ph.D.
Fathers for Good/Knights of Columbus
July 19, 2017

Shortly after I got married, a good priest gave me some sage advice: look at all your daily frustrations as a source of holiness. Later that day, my husband did something that irritated me, so I said to him through clenched teeth: “You are making me so holy right now.” 

National Cristo Rey Network approves Fort Worth campus

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
July 12, 2017

FORT WORTH — The hope of providing a quality, college preparatory education to disadvantaged youth in the area moved one step closer to becoming reality July 6 when organizers of Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School received approval to develop a campus to open August 2018.

Pope approves new path to sainthood: heroic act of loving service

By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service
July 14, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has approved a fourth pathway to possible sainthood — giving one's life in a heroic act of loving service to others. In a new apostolic letter, the pope allows candidates who freely risked their lives and died prematurely as "an extreme act of charity."

Fr. Robert Strittmatter retires after 51 years of priesthood

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic
June 29, 2017

FORT WORTH — The line queued dozens deep June 25 in the parish hall of St. Patrick Cathedral and continued steady for nearly two hours. Through it all Father Robert Strittmatter remained upbeat, sharing hugs, posing for selfies, and in no apparent hurry to rush anyone through.