Retiring teacher's service to her students rewarded with gift to Hawaii 

By Marty Sabota
North Texas Catholic

April 16, 2019

FORT WORTH ­— While at 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Andrew Parish before heading to a fundraising auction, mother of six Michelle LaGroue reflected on how much Catholic schools have meant to her family.

Is a habit uncomfortable in hot weather? Lessons from Eighth-grade Vocations Day

By Sandra Engelland
North Texas Catholic

April 15, 2019

FORT WORTH — For Seminarian Brett Metzler from St. Mark Parish in Denton, his calling to the priesthood began in solitude when he went on a retreat where he spent an hour a day by himself.

The ethical, spiritual, and legal aspects of end of life

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
April 15, 2019

FORT WORTH — Three experts will examine end-of-life concerns from human, spiritual, legal, and ethical perspectives at the Bioethics and End of Life Conference, which will be held on Saturday, April 27 at the Great Hall of St. Bartholomew Church in Fort Worth.

Praying at the foot of the cross: the annual Good Friday Vigil for Life

By Joan Kurkowsi-Gillen
North Texas Catholic 
April 17, 2019

FORT WORTH — Jeanne Vecera was only 11 years old when she prayed outside an abortion clinic for the first time. Now 46 and the mother of five children, she still has memories of that early pro-life gathering.

Holy Spirit raises family, community from depths of despair in Breakthrough

By Jerry Circelli
North Texas Catholic
April 16, 2019
There are not many Hollywood movies in which the Holy Spirit plays a central role, but a new film release, “Breakthrough,” is one of them. "Breakthrough" is the true story of a boy submerged in a frozen lake.

Diocese continues to strengthen security at parishes, schools

By Juan Guajardo
North Texas Catholic
April 5, 2019

FORT WORTH — Continuing efforts to strengthen security and safety at the parish and school level, the Diocese of Fort Worth is implementing the second phase of its protection plan.

Cristo Rey Fort Worth acquires new campus to open August 2019

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
April 5, 2019

FORT WORTH — When Cristo Rey Fort Worth President John Pritchett announced April 1 that the high school was moving to a newly purchased campus with a gym, auditorium, and athletic fields, some students were so surprised, they thought it was an April Fool’s joke.

Bishop's "Life on the Chrism Trail" video series to debut

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
April 13, 2019
FORT WORTH — Bishop Michael Olson will launch a video series, “Life on the Chrism Trail,” with a short commentary about Holy Week. The first in the series will be released Saturday, April 13, on the Diocese of Fort Worth’s website, social media pages, and via email list.