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.

Seeds of faith: St. Junipero Institute offers faith growth through catechesis

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic

July 1, 2017

FORT WORTH  St. Junipero Serra (1713-1784) personifies the mission of his namesake soon-to-open Fort Worth Diocese institute, said Marlon De La Torre, director of evangelization and catechesis.

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.

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 at Our Mother of Mercy received approval to develop a campus to open August 2018.

Bishop lauds bill to fight human trafficking

By Matt Hadro
Catholic News Agency
July 14, 2017

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — An upgrade to a key anti-trafficking bill passed the U.S. House on Wednesday, and has been praised by one U.S. bishop as “an important step” in the fight to abolish modern-day slavery.

Fr. Carmen Mele leaving diocese to pursue other ministry plans

By Juan Guajardo
North Texas Catholic
June 29, 2017

FORT WORTH — After 17 years of serving in the Diocese of Fort Worth, Dominican Father Carmen Mele will leave the diocese July 1 to pursue other ministry plans. The well-known preacher touched many lives through his various ministries in the diocese.

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."

Four-day convocation in Orlando called 'a journey' for U.S. Church

By Laura Dodson
Catholic News Service
July 10, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) – Theirs was a monumental responsibility: shepherding lay leaders, cardinals, archbishops, bishops, religious, deacons, musicians, event staff, and a legion of volunteers at the historic "Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America" July 1-4 in Orlando.