Missionary priest updates friends on the school that faith built

By Lance Murray

North Texas Catholic
March 12, 2018

BEDFORD — Father Robert Thames was more than 4,100 miles from Bolivia, but for the priest from the Diocese of Fort Worth, his recent trip to North Texas was a homecoming and a chance to give an update on the success of Educate the Children, Bolivia.

Wuerl: 'Enduring presence of Christ in Eucharist' at heart of the faith

By Richard Szczepanowski

Catholic News Service
March 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Spending time in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is an opportunity "to reflect on something at the very heart of our faith — the enduring presence of Christ in the Eucharist," Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington said March 8.

Diocese assessing safety protocols for churches and schools

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic
February 28, 2018

FORT WORTH — Churches and schools within the Diocese of Fort Worth, at the direction of Bishop Michael Olson, are being assessed for safety by a specialized security firm, in addition to steps undertaken to improve security already.

Take 5 with Father Ray McDaniel: ask questions, answer "yes"

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
March 9, 2018

LEWISVILLE — Father Ray McDaniel was thrilled to convert to Catholicism. But when his previous professional and personal dreams began to lose their luster, he began to suspect “God wanted more of me than just to be a Catholic.” 

Blessed Paul VI to be canonized at close of synod, cardinal says

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service
March 6, 2018

ROME (CNS) — Blessed Paul VI will be declared a saint in late October at the end of the Synod of Bishops on youth and discernment, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state.

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.

Texas bishops tell parishes to cut ties with pro-life group

By Charles Collins
February 26, 2018

FORT WORTH — Bishops in Texas have told parishes in the state to not to participate in the activities of one of the state’s largest pro-life organizations.

Sister Dorothy Ann Flori, SSMN, joyful teacher and principal, dies at 92

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen 
North Texas Catholic
February 28, 2018

FORT WORTH — During her years as a student at St. Maria Goretti Catholic School, Sofia Pendergast Barnes got to know the principal, Sister Flori, rather well.