A Community of Service

When St. Francis Village, a faith-based retirement community, opened in 1965, about a dozen retired Franciscan friars lived in the friary there. Six years ago, when Father Bob Sieg, OFM, became the full-time chaplain, there were nine friars, then five, and last year there were only three. 

The Faces of Encuentro

The National V Encuentro saw the attendance almost 50 delegates from the Diocese of Fort Worth. These Catholics come from all walks of life — different countries of origin, different parishes, and different generations — from as young as 19, and from the U.S. and Mexico to the Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Puerto Rico.

With Romero, the Church gains a model Salvadorans have long venerated

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A few years ago, I asked a Salvadoran priest whether he believed Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, the best known of the martyrs of El Salvador, would ever be recognized by the Catholic Church as a saint.

Take 5 with Father: faith builder

Meet Father Francisco Alanis Gonzalez, CORC, pastor of Holy Name Parish in Fort Worth. With a degree in architecture and a construction firm, he understands building churches — the people as well as the facility.

Church present and future: Synod shows young Catholics' needs, gifts

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Synod of Bishops will continue to meet in October to try to look at the world and the Catholic Church through the eyes of teenagers and young adults and find ways to encourage their enthusiasm and dreams, help them sift through the possibilities life offers them to serve others and resist the temptations that come their way.