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Source and summit of our faith

Father Moon during the Liturgy of the Eucharist

The Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith. Why? Because the Eucharist is none other than Jesus Christ.

Making a fashion statement: Catholic values meet beautiful attire

Co-founders Audrey Cole, right, CEO, and Mary Kunkel, CCO of Paris Bloom, pose with a dress titled Clemy at TLCI Manufacturing in Dallas, July 17, 2019.

At the mall, Audrey Cole and her younger sister Mary Kunkel felt isolated. 

A “forever yes” from Sister Lola Ulupano

FORT WORTH — They’re usually called perpetual or final vows. But, after 11 years of religious formation that included time spent in Brazil tutoring children, earning a college degree, and becoming a U.S. citizen, Sister Lola Ulupano referred to her lifetime commitment to the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur (SSMN) as a “forever yes.”

'Does God love the illegals?'


A reader called The Record a couple of weeks ago to ask this question: "Does God love the illegals?" By "illegals," the caller was referring to our brothers and sisters who have crossed the southern border in search of life and hope. The term dehumanizes our brethren, making it easier to dismiss their suffering.

The sky's the limit for STAR students

FORT WORTH — How do you help at-risk children build better futures? For thousands of families in the North Texas area, the answer is getting kids a great private school education through the STAR Sponsorship Program.

One Bread, One Body, August 18

August 18,  Twentieth Sunday Ordinary Time 
Cycle C Readings:
1) Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10
Psalm 40:2-4, 18
2) Hebrews 12:1-4
Gospel) Luke 12:49-53 

Church is a mother to all, remains close to those who suffer, pope says

Pope Francis greets a disabled pilgrim during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Aug. 7, 2019.

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Like the apostles who brought spiritual and physical healing to those in need, Christians are called to tend to the wounds of the suffering and the downtrodden, Pope Francis said.

Chaldean archbishop: Iraqi Christians face 'extinction' unless world acts

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Iraqi Christians face "extinction" unless Islam recognizes the fundamental equality of all people and takes steps to overcome violent factions that seek to force religious minorities from the country, said Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil.

Christ Truly Present

Father Keating elevates a monstrance

In early June, the U.S. bishops had a meeting, during which one of their staffers actively managed the USCCB Twitter account. 

Knights give over $185 million to charity, 76 million service hours in 2018

Knights Roy Shelton, left, and Jack McGeough unfold a wheelchair after donating several to Catholic Charities Fort Worth, June 22, 2018. (NTC photo/Ben Torres)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) — In 2018, the Knights of Columbus gave $185.7 million to charity and donated 76.7 million hours of hands-on service.

Pope Francis joins prayers for victims of bloody weekend in U.S.

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 31 dead and dozens injured in Texas and Ohio Aug. 3 and 4.

Single Catholics looking for love in all the right places through CSU

BEDFORD — “Our group is not necessarily about marrying,” Gigi Mulberry said of Catholic Singles United. “But if you meet your future spouse here, that’s wonderful.”

One Bread, One Body, August 11

August 11,  Nineteenth Sunday Ordinary Time 
Cycle C Readings:
1) Wisdom 18:6-9
Psalm 33:1, 12, 18-22
2) Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19
Gospel) Luke 12:32-48 


Ready, Set, Grow: New retreat encourages youth on the path to sainthood

Lauren Wilde and Annice Barber-Petroff sand a part for a baby bed

BURLESON — Putting faith into action and learning how to experience a true conversion as Christ’s disciple was the mission of a five-day intensive youth retreat held at Saint Ann Parish in Burleson.

A trip to the Holy Land brings Scripture to life

Joseph Moreno at the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found

KELLER — On his very first night in the Holy Land, seminarian Joseph Moreno was awestruck.

Eucharistic boat procession to mark Assumption, Acadiana history, faith

A priest, members of the Knights of Columbus and lay Catholics greet an arriving boat with altar servers during the Aug. 15, 2017, Fete-Dieu du Teche procession in Arnoldville, La.

ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (CNS) — Catholics in the Diocese of Lafayette are gearing up to celebrate two significant events in the life of the universal Church and the local church Aug. 15.

Fire destroys 'treasured' historic Catholic church in Texas

Volunteer firefighters extinguish hot spots July 29, 2019, after fire destroyed the Church of the Visitation in Westphalia, Texas.

WESTPHALIA, Texas (CNS) — The Church of the Visitation in Westphalia, a nearly 125-year-old wooden church with bell towers on each side, burned to the ground July 29.

Hush hour: Spirituality of silence is a journey toward God, priest says

Capuchin Father Emiliano Antenucci presents an image of Our Lady of Silence to Pope Francis at the Vatican March 22, 2019.

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis hung a bright red sign on his home-office door two summers ago that reads, "No Complaining Allowed."

Once imprisoned, Chinese woman now guides others to the Catholic faith

teresa liu

SYDNEY (CNS) — A woman who spent 20 years imprisoned in China for being a faithful Catholic has helped hundreds of Chinese migrants convert to the faith in Australia.

Pro-life groups' campaign provides items to mothers, babies at border

Volunteers unload supplies including diapers, baby wipes, water, soap, rosary beads, Chapstick and other basic items at an immigrant respite center July 13, 2019, in McAllen, Texas.

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Shoelaces, rosaries, diapers, shampoo, Chapstick, baby wipes, water. Basic things that affirm one's humanity

Let us lectio: You are the One who is coming

martha serves Jesus and Mary

“I believe in the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth...” These are familiar words we say on Sundays when we gather for Mass to worship God and declare the great works of the Lord.

One Bread, One Body, August 4

August 4,  Eighteenth Sunday Ordinary Time 
Cycle C Readings:
1) Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23
Psalm 90:3-6, 12-14, 17
2) Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11
Gospel) Luke 12:13-21 

Catholic leaders object to reinstatement of federal death penalty

Sister Helen Prejean, a Sister of St. Joseph of Medaille, who has worked in prison ministry and against the death penalty for decades

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The July 25 announcement by the Justice Department that it is reinstating the federal death penalty for the first time in 16 years was unwelcome news for Catholic leaders who have advocated against capital punishment.

The Reality of the Holy Eucharist

There is something to be said about someone willing to sacrifice himself for the sake of another. 

Discerning in and discerning out: What happens when seminarians leave?


Denver, Colo. (CNA) — Catholic journalists know that discernment stories are popular because they give readers hope.