Diverse voices speak into, and about,
V Encuentro

By Joan Kurkowski Gillen

North Texas Catholic
September 22, 2018

GRAPEVINE —Elizabeth Garcia’s V Encuentro journey began more than a year ago with a walk around her Fort Worth neighborhood. “We went door-to-door to introduce ourselves and tell people we came from the Church,” recounts the Northside resident who belongs to the predominantly Hispanic All Saints Parish.

Marriage Menders: Greg and Julie Alexander make Catholic couples stronger

By Lance Murray

North Texas Catholic
September 14, 2018

COLLEYVILLE — Every day, married Catholic couples work to make their unions happy, successful, and enduring. Sometimes, there are potholes and roadblocks that send the couples looking for answers and tips on how to put their marriages back on the right road. That’s where Greg and Julie Alexander come in.

Two decades and counting: Camp Fort Worth's 20 years of faith and service

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
September 10, 2018
When Becci Sheptock went to the first Camp Fort Worth in 1998, she didn’t know what to expect. The gathering of 70 young people and their adult leaders introduced her to a Church family that went beyond the parish.

Abby Johnson to visit diocese and voice passion for pro-life, pro-family

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
September 10, 2018

FORT WORTH — In advance of her upcoming presentations, Johnson spoke to the North Texas Catholic about raising pro-life kids, living in a wounded culture, and building a pro-family community.

Bishop Michael Olson addresses Young Catholic Professionals

By Michelle McDaniel
North Texas Catholic
September 4, 2018
FORT WORTH — The iconic large statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary rested high above the altar of St. Patrick Cathedral as Bishop Michael Olson celebrated Mass for members of Young Catholic Professionals.

A Safer Church: Diocese launches enhanced Safe Environment Program

By Alice Murray
North Texas Catholic
August 22, 2018

FORT WORTH — The diocese has implemented a new, updated, more efficient educational program aimed at fulfilling Bishop Olson’s commitment to protect vulnerable children, youths, and adults.

Catholic cartoonist Gould draws in a Mass audience with humor

By Marty Sabota
North Texas Catholic
August 29, 2018

While a student at John Paul the Great University in California, Tom Gould would indulge his lifelong passion of drawing by secretly scribbling religious-based cartoons on the classroom whiteboard.

Sister Jacinta of Jesus professes solemn vows as a Carmelite

By Joan Kurkowski Gillen
North Texas Catholic
August 27, 2018

ARLINGTON—Sister Jacinta of Jesus remained stoic and focused as she professed solemn vows making her a Carmelite for life. At the end of the 90-minute liturgy the 35-year-old’s demeanor changed.