Formation Day

A Day Long Prayed For: Bishop Olson dedicates new St. John Paul II church

By Susan McFarland
North Texas Catholic

February 18, 2020

DENTON — After years of attending Mass in classrooms and various locations around campus, students and parishioners at St. John Paul II have a place to call home.

Austin March for life

Religious vows honored, celebrated at World Day of Consecrated Life

By Susan Moses 
North Texas Catholic

February 11, 2020

FORT WORTH — “I would do it all over again.” With conviction in her voice and a twinkle in her eye, Sister Teresa Rodriguez, HCG, reflected on her vows with the religious order Hermanas Catequistas Guadalupanas.

Formation Day focuses on period of purification

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic 
February 6, 2020

Kobe with his daughterFORT WORTH — Each year, ministers, directors of religious education, and RCIA instructors across the diocese come together for a day highlighting the importance of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and an opportunity for continued learning and renewal.

British Columbia couple on quarantined cruise ship relying on faith

By Agnieszka Ruck
Catholic News Service
February 15, 2020

Father Khoi TranVANCOUVER, British Columbia (CNS)  ̶   The morning routine hasn't changed for Marichu and Ding Camales-Torrijos since they and all other passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship were quarantined following discovery of the coronavirus on board.

Bryant relied on Catholic faith to see him through tough personal times

By Catholic News Service
Catholic News Service
January 27, 2020

Kobe with his daughterCALABASAS, Calif. (CNS) — As the world mourned the loss of basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others killed in a tragic helicopter crash Jan. 26, many recalled how Bryant gave much credit to his Catholic faith for seeing him through the bad times and strengthening his marriage and family.

Sister Teresa Nasche, SHSp, teacher and hospital chaplain, dies at 92

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic 
February 10, 2020

Kobe with his daughterFORT WORTH — For Mother’s Day, Alice Curran sent Holy Spirit Sister Teresa Nasche a poem she wrote that captured the religious woman’s lifelong dedication to students, the struggling poor, and the sick. Curran felt the holiday was an appropriate time to celebrate a partner in ministry.

Hallmarks of a good, Catholic education 

By Sandra Engelland
North Texas Catholic
January 13, 2020

Teacher Katie TweedelPROSPER — One after another, the students marched to the podium and recited their poems. Some spoke in strong, clear voices, enjoying the challenge. A few started with smiles, anticipating laughter from a funny phrase. 

Continuing the mission: Fr. Lawrence leads diocesan mission office 

By Matthew Smith
North Texas Catholic 
February 3, 2020

Father Brijil Lawrence Bishop Michael Olson recently named Father Brijil Lawrence, SAC, as the new director of Propagation of the Faith for the Diocese of Fort Worth as well as chairman of the Diocesan Mission Council.