Diocese program and federal regulations aim to curtail payday lending abuses

FORT WORTH — The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops and Diocese of Fort Worth officials applauded recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau restrictions on payday lending and auto title loan lending companies, calling them an important step toward curbing abuses against borrowers.

All Saints' Father Stephen Jasso: Be close to God in the face of tragedy

FORT WORTH — Fear can paralyze us in the face of tragedy, but being close to God gives us the strength to move forward and help our brother in need. That is the reaction Father Stephen Jasso, TOR, pastor of All Saints Parish in Fort Worth, witnessed not once, but twice during the most devastating earthquakes that have affected Mexico in the last 100 years.

Fr. Ivor Koch, former pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, dies at 86

WICHITA FALLS — Many members of Sacred Heart Parish will remember Father Ivor Koch as a priest who deeply invested his God-given talents in the parish while encouraging parishioners to do the same.