Fr. David Bellinghausen, OSB, (1939-2013) was last Benedictine to pastor Sacred Heart in Muenster

Father David Bellinghausen, OSB, age 74, a monk of Subiaco Abbey in Arkansas and the last Benedictine priest to serve as pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Muenster, died Dec. 31, 2013.


Appointment of diocese’s only home-grown bishop a pleasant surprise to local Catholics

Father Christopher Stainbrook still remembers the trepidation his parishioners felt when St. Timothy, an Anglican congregation, decided to join the Catholic Church as part of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.


Respect Life Office encourages Catholics to attend events surrounding ‘Roe’ anniversary

“We want people to know that Respect Life in our diocese is alive and well; vibrant and ongoing,” said Mike Demma, director of the diocesan Respect Life Office, in a recent interview. With Jan. 22 marking 41 years since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in the U.S., the office is encouraging pro-lifers throughout the diocese to participate in a number of events, including the Dallas March for Life and Rally Jan. 18, the Annual Respect Life Mass to be celebrated 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth, and the Texas Rally for Life in Austin Jan. 25.