Securing our safety: Michael Short named first director of security

Michael Short instructs Guardian Ministry volunteers during a day-long firearms training.

FORT WORTH — On Nov. 5, 2017, a small white clapboard church in the 600-person town of Sutherland Springs, just outside San Antonio, became a place of horror rather than one of worship.


On the threshold: Bishop Olson brings diocese to Vatican for ad limina visit

Bishop Michael F. Olson of Fort Worth, Texas, and other U.S. bishops from Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas leave after concelebrating Mass at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome Jan. 21, 2020.

FORT WORTH — Bishop Michael Olson traveled to Rome with 17 brother bishops plus “the entire Diocese of Fort Worth, in prayer, in spirit, and in heart” for his first “ad limina apostolorum” visit.


Building ties around the world

The 6,295 miles between Fort Worth and Kumasi, Ghana is not as far as it appears. The distance became even smalBishop Michael Olson and Father Maurice Moon with the priests of the Archdiocese of Kumasi, Ghana.

FORT WORTH — The 6,295 miles between Fort Worth and Kumasi, Ghana is not as far as it appears. The distance became even smaller the last week of January, when Bishop Michael Olson and Father Maurice Moon visited the African country.


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