Local pilgrims pray Stations of the Cross over day’s journey to 5 northwest parishes

By Jenara Kocks Burgess

March 19, 2019

WINDTHORST — On a sunny, windy Saturday during Lent, parishioners from St. Mary in Windthorst and Our Lady Queen of Peace and Sacred Heart, both in Wichita Falls, set out to pray the Stations of the Cross during a pilgrimage to five churches deep in the Northwest Deanery.

Middle school students rally for Christ

By Michelle McDaniel

March 15, 2019

FORT WORTH — Onstage, a lively duo armed with a guitar and ukulele invited middle-school students up alongside them to play fake instruments in front of a crowd of their cheering peers.

Keys to a lasting marriage

By Marty Sabota
North Texas Catholic
March 5, 2019

ARLINGTON — When “beanpole” Ray Cartier first saw wife-to-be Karen in a room of 300 women at a freshman dormitory dance at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, the young man dressed in Air Force blue was inexplicably drawn to the brunette with glasses.

A sacrament of global proportions

By Jenara Kocks Burgess
North Texas Catholic 
March 7, 2019

WICHITA FALLS — At first glance, March 3 seemed like any other Sunday at Midwestern State University Catholic Campus Center for Jose “Rodrigo” Quezada Jarquin as students warmly greeted him and others with hugs and cheek kisses before Mass.

Actress shares emotional story of how God touched her soul in Unplanned

By Jerry Circelli
North Texas Catholic
March 21, 2019
Abby Johnson, the real-life main character in Unplanned, recently told the North Texas Catholic that although our pasts “may be messy,” we never know how we might use them for God’s glory.

Diocese begins golden anniversary celebration with 40 hours of Adoration

By Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic
March 7, 2019

FORT WORTH — The Eucharist makes us the Church. This truth is timeless and universal, but it’s been selected as the theme for a specific and local occasion — the 50th anniversary of the Diocese of Fort Worth.

Special opportunities: ministers bring the Church to Catholics with disabilities

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
February 26, 2019

When Jason Whitehead worked as an autism therapist with children, a common concern voiced by parents involved church attendance. It was an “across the board issue” affecting both Protestants and Catholics.

Officials decry proposed payday lending rule changes, tout alternatives

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic
March 7, 2019
FORT WORTH — The statistics are grim for a desperate borrower. With exorbitant interest rates on small payday or car title loans sometimes topping 500 percent, an average of 74 individuals each week had their vehicles repossessed in the Fort Worth area in 2016.