Pope names Dallas bishop head of new office for laity, family, life

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has named Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas to head the Vatican's new office for laity, family and life.

Knights of Columbus thank local religious, raise more than $200,000 for vocations, deaf ministry

GRAPEVINE — Thank you. We appreciate you. That was the simple, heartfelt message sent to the clergy and religious in the Fort Worth Diocese during the 21st Annual Priest and Religious Appreciation Dinner held Aug. 8, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Grapevine.

Local Vincentians to host Walk for the Poor Sept. 17

FORT WORTH — Serving the poor and needy is a central focus for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul — indeed, their motto "neighbors helping neighbors in need" and their 11.6 million volunteer hours logged in 2015, highlight that focus.