Texas bill to protect conscience of child services workers draws praise

AUSTIN, Texas (CNS) — Texas Catholic organizations praised a conscience protection bill (H.B. 3859) passed May 10 by the state House that allows workers in the foster care system to opt out of services that violate their religious beliefs.

Fort Worth's Legatus group celebrates 10th anniversary

FORT WORTH — Legatus of Fort Worth celebrated its 10th anniversary with a Mass May 11 at St. Patrick Cathedral and dinner at the Fort Worth Club.

Call to service brings John Martin to priesthood

FORT WORTH — John Martin always felt a call to serve. A desire to “give of myself in some way” eventually led the Trinity High School graduate to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. After nine years of military service, he toyed with the idea of joining the highway patrol.