St. Maria Goretti students honor veterans

ARLINGTON — More than 345 students at St. Maria Goretti Catholic School in Arlington honored U.S. veterans with a flag retirement ceremony and Veterans’ Day Celebration on Nov. 10. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and American Heritage Girls presided over the official flag retirement.

Many Hispanic voices blend into one at diocesan V Encuentro Celebration

ARLINGTON — Lucia Cruz was nervous when she stepped up to the microphone to address Bishop Michael Olson. The thought of being the voice for Hispanics in the diocese was challenging, so she prayed that the Holy Spirit would help her speak clearly.

Energize and engage: A look at the V Encuentro process in the Fort Worth Diocese

FORT WORTH — The people who gathered inside the Immaculate Heart of Mary parish hall in Fort Worth this summer represent the rich diversity found in the diocese’s Hispanic community. Energetic high school teens, young professionals, active senior citizens, and hard-working immigrants came together for a meeting of V Encuentro — what the bishops are saying is the largest evangelization effort in U.S. history.