Encuentro opens with procession, papal message, prayers for abuse victims

GRAPEVINE, Texas (CNS) — A video message from Pope Francis and a procession of Encuentro crosses representing all of the participating episcopal regions were the highlights during the first day of the National Fifth Encuentro gathering taking place Sept. 20-23 in Grapevine.

Top charity rating bolsters confidence

FORT WORTH — Cindy and Javier Lucio are described by the staff members at Catholic Charities Fort Worth (CCFW) as “amazingly creative,” “incredibly generous,” and “visionary.”

Marriage Menders: Greg and Julie Alexander make Catholic couples stronger

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.